Chief Operating Officer, BMO Financial Group
Frank Techar was appointed COO of BMO Financial Group in November 2013. He has overall accountability for the bank’s personal, commercial and wealth businesses in Canada and the United States, as well as the bank’s retail distribution channels, which serve more than nine million customers. He also oversees aspects of marketing, technology and operations to deliver leading customer experience and to respond appropriately to market conditions, trends and new technologies.
Mr. Techar began his career with BMO Financial Group in the Corporate Banking Division in 1984 and has held a variety of senior management positions in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He led the bank’s U.S. Personal and Commercial banking business from 2002 to 2006, as President and CEO of BMO’s Chicago-based Harris Bankcorp, Inc., now BMO Harris Bank. In 2006, he was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Personal and Commercial banking business.
Mr. Techar is an active member of the civic and business communities where he has worked and lived. He is a member of the United Way of Greater Toronto’s Board of Trustees and served on the Campaign Cabinet from 2009 to 2011. He has also chaired the annual giving campaign for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. He is a director of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and chairman of the St. Michael’s Foundation Board. He has been named a Life Trustee of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Mr. Techar is also a member of the Executive Council of the Canadian Bankers Association.
A native of Minnesota, Mr. Techar holds dual Canadian and American citizenships. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree from Princeton University in 1978 and an MBA from the University of Denver in 1983.
F. Techar (high resolution picture, jpg, 1762k)