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Opus Bank Adds Wells Fargo Vet to Fiduciary Banking Team

November 14, 2017, 07:14 AM

Opus Bank announced that Ray Lopez has joined Opus as Director, Fiduciary Banking. Lopez, a 16-year banking veteran, is focused on expanding Opus’ West Coast client base of fiduciary and corporate financial services companies.

Balaji Krishna, EVP, Chief Banking Officer and Head of Sales of Opus Bank, stated, “We are excited to welcome Ray Lopez as he joins Opus’ Fiduciary Banking team. Ray is a highly regarded banking veteran with a tremendous depth of experience providing tailored solutions to property management companies, title and escrow companies, homeowners associations, non-real estate escrows, bankruptcy estates, 1031 exchange accommodators, and other fiduciary businesses.”  Mr. Krishna added, “We anticipate that Ray will be a strong contributor and build upon the success we have already achieved banking fiduciary clients up and down the West Coast.”

Lopez joins Opus most recently from Wells Fargo Bank, where from 2008 to 2017 he served as Vice President, Team Lead Principal Relationship Manager and Industry Specialist and focused on building the bank’s fiduciary banking business. While at Wells Fargo, Lopez developed and delivered industry specific deposit, treasury management, and lending products and services for property management companies, title and escrow companies, homeowners associations, asset management companies, non-real estate escrows, bankruptcy estates, 1031 exchange accommodators, and other businesses operating as fiduciaries.

From 2005 to 2008, Lopez served as Assistant Vice President at Sunwest Bank within the bank’s Commercial Services Group. Earlier at Sunwest, Lopez served as BSA Compliance Analyst and as a banker within the Commercial Client Services group. Lopez began his banking career with Western Financial Bank in 2001. Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fullerton and is active in the community having served since 2002 as a volunteer high school and youth basketball coach.



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