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Opus Bank Expands Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking Team

February 04, 2016, 07:27 AM

Opus Bank announced that Ron Wilkowski has joined Opus as Senior Managing Director – Commercial Banking for Opus’ Pacific Northwest Region. Wilkowski, a 29-year banking veteran, is responsible for expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base, as well as for leading, managing, and growing Opus’ Commercial Banking division’s impact and presence in the Pacific Northwest region.

Michael Allison, Co-President of Opus Bank and President of Opus’ Commercial Bank stated, “We are pleased that Ron has joined Opus to lead the Commercial Banking team in Washington and Oregon. Under Ron’s leadership, we look forward to Opus Bank continuing to grow its loan origination volumes, deposit base, market presence, and overall relationship-based commercial banking franchise in the dynamic and vibrant metropolitan markets in the Pacific Northwest.” Allison added, “With nearly 30 years of commercial banking experience and more than 15 years delivering advisory solutions to growth oriented middle-market businesses in the Pacific Northwest, Ron shares Opus’ entrepreneurial approach to partnering with clients by providing the capital funding, tailored solutions, and strategic advice necessary to enable their vision to expand and grow.”

Wilkowski joins Opus most recently from MUFG Union Bank, where he served as Director of Business Development and led its Commercial Banking business development efforts in Washington and Oregon. From 2010 to 2013, Wilkowski served as Senior Relationship Manager at Key Bank, where he focused on building client relationships with investment banks and private equity groups. From 2009 to 2010, Wilkowski served as a Senior Relationship Manager at Bank of the West where he focused on developing new client relationships with middle market companies.

Opus Bank is an FDIC insured California-chartered commercial bank with $6.6 billion of total assets, $5.5 billion of total loans, and $5.3 billion in total deposits as of December 31, 2015. Opus Bank provides high-value, relationship-based banking products, services, and solutions to its clients through its Retail Bank, Commercial Bank, Merchant Bank, and Correspondent Bank. Opus Bank offers a suite of treasury and cash management and depository solutions and a wide range of loan products, including commercial business, healthcare, technology, multifamily residential, commercial real estate, and structured finance, and is an SBA preferred lender.

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