Jeff Kulenovic, MBA
Mr. Kulenovic is the President of J Kulenovic & Associates. He consults for community banks in the Chicagoland area having served as acting Chief Credit Officer for Aztec American Bank in Berwyn, IL among other roles. Other clients have included Devon Bank in the Rogers Park area of Chicago,and American Heartland Bank in Sugar Grove, IL. He was previously the Chief Credit Officer/SVP of Centrust Bank and brought his investment group from Crescent Bank venture to help recapitalize CenTrust Bank in March. 2011. Mr Kulenovic was the designated President and CEO of Crescent Bancshares, a denovo bank venture initiated in Chicago area catering to the Southeastern European and South Asian communities with a specialty in Islamic Banking which existed from January, 2009 until its closure in March, 2011. Prior to this role, he served as Chief Credit Officer/Senior Vice President at Delaware Place Bank in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. Mr. Kulenovic also spent ten years at Great Banc Inc. (operating two Illinois State Charter Banks and one National Bank) where he served as Chief Credit Officer/ Executive Vice President, and was responsible for all credit underwriting and administration, including loan policy, board reporting, and audit meetings, for each of the three banks. Mr. Kulenovic graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 1987 with a degree in Business Finance. He received a Master's Degree in Business Administration from DePaul University of Chicago in 1990. Mr. Kulenovic enjoys his work as a board member of the Suzuki Orff School of Music in Downtown Chicago since November, 2010, and Concept Schools since July, 2012. He was also appointed in September, 2011 to serve on the Muslim American Advisory Council in Illinois. He previously also served as a board member and secretary for the Chicago Math and Science Academy in Chicago's Roger's Park and is actively involved in the Bosnian and Muslim community in Chicago having served as the Vice President of the Congress of North American Bosniaks (2002-2009) the largest Bosniak organization in the USA, President of the Islamic Cultural Center in Northbrook, Illinois (2004-2009) (the oldest Bosnian founded mosque in North America), and as a member of the Governing Board of the Democratic Action Party (SDA) in Sarajevo (2001-2009). He and his wife Selma reside in Niles, Illinois with their 18 year old daughter Jasmina.