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Bank of the West Strengthens its Equipment Financing Division Team with Key Hires
Denver, CO | Sep 30, 2014

Bank of the West announced today that Mark Sunderland has joined Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group (CBG) as a senior relationship manager based in Denver. Mark will be responsible for helping drive the growth of larger corporate clients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

Sunderland has more than 30 years of experience in corporate and investment banking, serving primarily in senior relationship manager roles at large regional and multinational banks. Most recently, he launched the National Corporate Banking line of business at Mutual of Omaha Bank. Prior to that, Sunderland worked in the Mid Corporate Banking group at BBVA Compass in the San Francisco Bay Area and Denver markets. Sunderland's experience in the Denver market also includes 11 years at KeyBank and KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he worked for the Large Corporate and Technology Lending business segments. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Economics. 

Bank of the West's CBG team meets the rapidly changing needs of growing businesses with annual revenues of $25 million and higher. CBG helps businesses achieve their unique visions by delivering smart and comprehensive solutions that fuel sustainable growth. With specialized sector expertise, CBG anticipates and tackles the challenges businesses face in industries including agriculture, commercial real estate, manufacturing and religious institutions. CBG offers clients the best of both worlds: the personalized relationships and community ties of a local bank backed by the international capabilities of BNP Paribas, one of the world's strongest financial groups.

About Bank of the West: 
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $69 billion in assets. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 650 offices in 21 states and the internet ( Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 180,000 employees. 


Media contact: 
Ayele Ajavon, Bank of the West 
Corporate Communications

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