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Opus Bank Further Expands Southern California Commercial Banking Team

June 08, 2018, 07:03 AM

Opus Bank announced that Tyrone “T.J.” McCree has joined Opus as Managing Director, Senior Client Manager – Commercial Banking. McCree, a 23-year banking veteran, is responsible for further expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

Jim Haney, Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking, stated, “We are pleased to have T.J. join Opus’ Commercial Banking team in the Inland Empire. T.J. is a highly regarded banker with deep roots in the Inland Empire and a wealth of experience structuring and delivering asset-based, acquisition, and term financing; treasury management services; and owner occupied commercial real estate lending solutions to entrepreneurs, business owners, and lower-middle and middle market companies.” Mr. Haney added, “I look forward to the additional coverage in the Inland Empire and anticipate that T.J. will quickly add to the productivity and success of our Commercial Banking division as we grow the division’s client base in the major metropolitan markets on the West Coast.”

McCree joins Opus Bank most recently from Community Bank headquartered in Pasadena, where he served as First Vice President, Team Leader since 2013. While at Community Bank, McCree was responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of middle market commercial clients in the Inland Empire and developing traditional commercial and industrial lending, owner-occupied commercial real estate, asset based lending, and equipment finance opportunities.

McCree was awarded the 2017 President’s Circle Award from Community Bank for Outstanding Performance and ranked first overall in 2017 for fee income generation. From 2011 to 2013, McCree served as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer at Wedbush Bank, where he focused on developing commercial and industrial, and commercial real estate lending opportunities in the Inland Empire. From 2008 to 2011, McCree served as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Mutual of Omaha Bank, where he was responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of middle market commercial clients. From 1998 to 2004, McCree served with Business Bank of California and from 2004 to 2008 with MUFG Union Bank following its acquisition of BBC in January 2004, rising to the position of Vice President, Business Relationship Officer.

McCree began his career in 1995 with Great Western Bank. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Riverside County, California, as a member of the advisory board of the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House, and as a Finance Instructor with Junior Achievement of Los Angeles. Mr. McCree holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Redlands, located in Redlands, California.

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