Mike Wear is owner of 39 Acres Corporation, specializing in banker training and consulting services in credit risk underwriting and loan portfolio risk management. Less lecture—real-life business cases—more hands-on practice… and more fun!
Over his 41-year banking career, he previously served in commercial lending and senior credit management positions with Omaha-area community banks. Wear retired as a Senior Analyst in the Credit Risk Administration department of First National Bank of Omaha, a $24B regional community bank, specializing in underwriting larger ($10-100M) commercial real estate loans throughout the country. In addition, he developed curriculum and conducted multi-tier training programs in credit analytics on an enterprise-wide basis.
He is the Loan Portfolio Management Section Leader and serves as a member of the faculty at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, as well as GSB’s Sales & Marketing School and IT Management School. He is a former adjunct professor for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has authored articles for banking publications and has served as a textbook editor/reviewer for the American Bankers Association.
Mike is now expanding his advanced Commercial and CRE lending workshops and teaches for several State Banking Associations. Consulting services include highly-customized credit analytics coaching, effective prospecting, and loan portfolio risk management strategies and tools to identify risk in the Pass-rated portfolio.