Violet Hickox: Joins First Business Growth Funding

MADISON, WI — JUNE 5, 2019 – First Business Growth Funding, the accounts receivable financing arm of First Business Financial Services, Inc., today announces that Violet Hickox was hired as Vice President, Underwriting.

Violet has over 25 years of experience in Asset-Based Lending and Accounts Receivable Financing. Prior to joining First Business, she was a Vice President Underwriting for 10 years, and began her career in credit as an account manager. Violet transitioned to Underwriting because she enjoys working with a varietyof businesses.

“I am excited for the opportunity to leverage my 25+ years of experience in the financial industry helping First Business continue growing its accounts receivable finance business,” says Violet Hickox. 

Violet obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from DePaul University. A member of the Chicago chapter of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA), Violet also has worked with the Chicago chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) to organize women’s networking events. She has volunteered for many years with the Naperville Humane Society.

“We are excited to welcome Violet to First Business Growth Funding,” says Bill Elliott, President of First Business Growth Funding.  “Her wealth of knowledge and experience will allow her to become an important contributor to our team as our deal flow continues to increase.”

About First Business
First Business Growth Funding provides accounts receivable financing solutions to service providers, importers, and manufacturers of all sizes throughout the United States with transactions ranging from $100,000 to $10 million.

First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ), parent of First Business Growth Funding, is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers business banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

Member FDIC, First Business’ corporate headquarters are at 401 Charmany Drive in Madison, WI. For additional information, visit or call 608-238-8008. The First Business logo is available at .