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Zak Showalter

Commercial Banking Officer

Zak Showalter

About Zak

Zak Showalter joined First Business Bank as a Credit Analyst in 2017 shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Finance, Investments & Banking and Risk Management & Insurance. In 2019, Zak was promoted to Commercial Banking Associate and most recently serves as Senior Commercial Banking Associate. A Division 1 basketball player at UW-Madison from 2012-2017, Zak was awarded UW Student-Athlete of the Year, was named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team, and received the UW Unsung Hero Award.

Throughout college, Zak was active in the community, volunteering as part of Badgers Give Back, the UW Athletics community outreach program bringing student-athletes and the Madison community together. Zak lives in Madison with his wife Annie and their dogs Saint and Sully. Zak and Annie successfully completed Ironman Wisconsin in 2018, and now primarily spend their free time going on walks with their dogs and spending time with friends around Madison.

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Giving Back to Madison as a Red Shirt Walk-On

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