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Ed O’Leary

Ed O’Leary

Banking Exchange Contributing Editor Ed O'Leary, a veteran lender and workout expert, spent nearly 50 years in bank commercial credit and related functions, working with both major banks as well as community banking institutions. His last job before retiring was as the CEO of a regional bank headquartered in Alburquerque, N.M. He earned his workout spurs in the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s in both oil patch and commercial real estate lending. O'Leary began his banking career at The Bank of New York in 1964, and worked at banks in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. He served as a faculty member and thesis advisor at ABA's Stonier Graduate School of Banking for more than two decades, and served as long as a faculty member for ABA's undergraduate and graduate commercial lending schools. Today he works as a consultant and expert witness, and serves as instructor for ABA e-learning courses. You can e-mail him at [email protected]. O'Leary's website can be found at

In mid-2016 O'Leary's "Talking Credit" blog received a bronze excellence award for the Northeastern Region from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Book Review: Richard Parsons has an angle on bank productivity
Credit veteran asks if bankers know clearly how they are doing
It’s that “United Way time of year”
Looking at the viability of reimposing something like the Glass-Steagall Act
Impatience with perceived lack of enforcement can be turned into organizational introspection
A banker/expert witness advises on not digging your own grave
Technology is the enabler, not the disruptor
Rivalry means banks’ core businesses remain attractive. But there’s more to think about
Bankers have to take a step back and see themselves as others see them
Begin by deciding what qualities you want in a new lender
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