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Opus Bank Expands Northern Commercial Banking Team

November 10, 2017, 07:23 AM

Opus Bank announced that James Hatter has joined Opus as Senior Vice President, Senior Client Manager – Commercial Banking. Hatter, a 30-year banking veteran, is responsible for expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Geoff Anfuso, Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Lending Officer, Head of Commercial and Specialty Banking, stated, “We are proud to have James join Opus’ Commercial Banking team in the San Francisco Bay Area. James is a highly regarded banker in the region with deep ties to the middle market and a wealth of experience delivering working capital lines of credit, treasury management, and owner occupied real estate lending solutions.” Anfuso added, “We look forward to James’ contribution as Opus continues to grow its overall relationship-based commercial banking franchise.”

Hatter joins Opus most recently from BBVA Compass, where from 2013 to 2016 he served as Market President for the San Francisco Bay Area and had the overall responsibility of originating and building the bank’s middle market commercial banking business. From 2007 to 2013, Hatter served as Senior Vice President at Bank of the West, where he focused on developing new client relationships with middle market companies and private equity sponsors. From 2005 to 2007, Hatter served as Director, Senior Manager at Citigroup Global Wealth Advisory, where he originated asset-based, secured, and unsecured senior debt transactions. Earlier in his career, Hatter served as Senior Vice President and regional manager at Merrill Lynch Capital, Heller Financial, and Fleet Capital Corporation, where in each case he was responsible for building and leading a team and originating new business opportunities with middle market companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hatter began his banking career in 1987 at Barclays Bank PLC, where he served as Director, General Manager within the Investment Banking division. Mr. Hatter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Investment Finance from California State University, Northridge and an M.B.A from Pepperdine University.

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