Faruk Daudbasic

Faruk began his career at First Eagle Bank as an intern while studying at Northeastern Illinois University. Upon graduating in 2005, he became a full-time Credit Analyst and was soon promoted to Lending Officer. Today, Faruk is the Senior Vice President - Group Head, responsible for managing a large commercial loan portfolio and overseeing the Bank’s underwriting team.

In addition, Faruk serves as First Eagle Bank's liaison for community development activities, earning recognition and respect in the community development sector. He has been instrumental in spearheading First Eagle Bank's CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) efforts. Faruk also serves on the Board of Directors for Neighborhood Lending Services, an affiliate of NHS Chicago.

Faruk holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Real Estate from Roosevelt University and is an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern Illinois University, where he teaches a Real Estate Finance & Investment course.