Cara Tellie is senior vice president and general counsel of Wintrust Life Finance. With more than 11 years of premium finance experience, Cara is responsible for the company’s day-to-day legal affairs and operations. Prior to joining Wintrust, Cara was an assistant general counsel for AIG’s premium finance company, AI Credit Corp., which was acquired by Wintrust in 2009. Cara began her career as a structured finance attorney and is a graduate of Villanova University and New York Law School. She resides in northern New Jersey with her husband Wesley and three children.