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Jud Snyder

President, BMO Harris Equipment Finance

Jud Snyder is the President of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company and BMO’s Senior Executive for Southeast Wisconsin.


Jud joined the Bank in 1994 and is responsible for leading the growth and development of BMO Harris Equipment Finance Company. This includes strategic and managerial responsibility for sales, operations, underwriting and equipment management capabilities within the Equipment Finance Company.


Prior to taking on his current role, he had roles in credit, sales and sales management in Equipment Finance. In 2010, he moved into the bank as M&I’s Head of Specialized Industries. In this role he was responsible for Equipment Finance, Global Trade, Health Care, Dealer Finance, Agribusiness and Sponsor Finance. Following the BMO acquisition in 2011, he moved back into the head role at Equipment Finance with the mandate to leverage the business across BMO and grow the business to scale.


Jud obtained his BA in Russian and Economics from UW Madison (’94). He is currently the Vice Chairman and a Board Member for the ELFA (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee Ballet (Chair & President and Executive Committee Member), The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Trustee, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and Teach for America.