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Opus Bank Further Expands Southern California Commercial Banking Team

July 03, 2018, 07:01 AM

Opus Bank announced that Jeffrey Heisinger has joined Opus as Senior Managing Director – Commercial Banking. Heisinger, a 22-year banking veteran, is responsible for expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in the Los Angeles coastal area.

Jim Haney, Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking, stated, “Jeff is a highly respected and experienced banker with a long history of considerable success in the Los Angeles metropolitan region. He brings a wealth of experience in structuring, originating, and underwriting asset-based, working capital, commercial real estate, and syndicated transactions, as well as developing credit and treasury management solutions for middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, and business owners.” Mr. Haney added, “We look forward to Jeff’s contributions as we expand our Southern California Commercial Banking coverage in the vibrant and diverse Santa Monica, Ventura County, and San Fernando Valley markets.”

Stephen H. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer and President of Opus Bank, stated, “We are pleased with the strategic success and initial velocity we are experiencing in our commitment to bolster our Commercial Banking team in Los Angeles County, the second most populous county in the U.S. The opportunistic hire of a banker of Jeff Heisinger’s caliber is a tremendous advancement as we continue to grow our relationship-based commercial client base in the major metropolitan markets up and down the West Coast.”

Heisinger joins Opus Bank most recently from City National Bank, where from 2016 he served as Senior Vice President and Manager of the San Fernando Valley Commercial Banking office and developed and managed one of the bank’s largest commercial banking offices and a significant relationship-based portfolio of real estate, working capital lines of credit, syndicated leveraged transactions, and asset based relationships.

From 2010 to 2016, he served with U.S. Bank as Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager and was focused on serving middle market companies in its North Los Angeles region and managed one of U.S. Bank’s larger revenue producing portfolios, consisting of working capital lines of credit, asset based loans, commercial real estate, and senior debt transactions. During his tenure with U.S. Bank, Heisinger ranked as one of the bank’s top revenue producers nationally for 2012, 2013, and 2014.

From 2006 to 2010, Heisinger served in Senior Business Development and Senior Relationship Manager roles at City National Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and La Salle Bank, where he was responsible for managing and growing portfolios of middle market commercial clients in the Greater Los Angeles area. From 1997 to 2006, he served with Wells Fargo Bank, most recently as Vice President/Regional Sales Manager, and was responsible for leading a team of Business Development Officers in the Western United States. Heisinger’s earlier roles at Wells Fargo Bank included Business Development and Portfolio Management positions, with both roles focused on Asset Based Lending.

Heisinger began his banking career in 1996 as an Associate at Norwest Bank in its Corporate Credit Training program, prior to the bank’s acquisition by Wells Fargo. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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