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Russ Plewa

More than a banker – a true business advisor partnering with you for the long term.

Russ specializes in advising middle market businesses how to grow, finance expansion projects, complete dividend recaps and acquisitions. Russ is a creative person who truly considers how to solve problems from different angles. He helps clients grow their company through connections, unique ideas, and by providing proactive long-term advice with a sense of urgency. Russ has worked with over 500+ companies through high growth, transitions and large expansion projects, giving him insight on how to help companies navigate through a broad range of situations. He has a unique background in accounting, engineering, and finance giving him insights on how to offer a variety of solutions, especially for manufacturing companies.


  • CPA with 5 years experience with a public accounting firm in tax
  • Expert in tax exempt financing including IDRB, 501c bonds, and New Market Tax Credits
  • Broad range of experience with clients in metal fabrication, foundries, forging and machining, plastic injection, thermoforming, and blow molding, distribution and logistics, software development, online marketing, and cloud database management
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance from Marquette University and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Banking products offered by Johnson Bank, a Johnson Financial Group Company. Equal Housing Lender, Member FDIC.

Ask Me About

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Commercial and Small Business Lending
  • Interest Rate Derivatives
  • Equipment Leasing

Community Involvement

  • Current board member and past president of Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI)
  • Active with the Boy Scouts of America

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