Stanley L. Butler

Stanley L. Butler

President and Chief Executive Officer
Heights Finance Corporation

Stanley L. Butler joined Heights Finance in July of 2003. Since then he's held increasingly senior positions within the organization including Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, as well as his current role as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry, as well as extensive experience as an executive in the manufacturing sector. Butler began his career with the national accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick. He then spent 10 years with Westinghouse Federal Bank, where he served as Executive Vice President. While in that role, he was responsible for growing the banking franchise to support the mortgage opportunities of Westinghouse, a Fortune 50 company. Butler then gained valuable experience in manufacturing and was promoted to CEO and President of Hagerty Brothers Co., a supplier to Caterpillar. He was also the Business Manager for Advanced Technology Services in Peoria, Ill. While in these positions, he focused on gaining market share through excellence in the global marketplace. At Heights Finance, Butler oversees a business that boasts 450 team members in six states and more than 100 offices.

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Peoria Zoological Society
  • Board of Directors and Former Treasurer, Peoria Symphony Foundation
  • Board of Directors and Former President, Peoria Symphony Orchestra
  • Former President, Rotary Club of Peoria
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International


  • Eagles Club, Heights Finance
  • 40 Leaders Under 40, InterBusiness Issues magazine 

Professional License

  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Accounting, Western Illinois University