Russell Joins Opus Bank as Senior Managing Director

Adam Russell joined Opus Bank hired as senior managing director of Commercial Banking. He will be responsible for expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

Fifth Third Appoints Schramm Lead of Technology Organization

Fifth Third Bancorp appointed Executive Vice President and CIO Jude Schramm to head of the information technology organization. He will report to Chairman, President and CEO Greg D. Carmichael.

Rahimi, Mello Join Banc of California San Diego Office

Banc of California hired Joubin Rahimi as senior vice president, Private Banking and promoted Joshua Mello to vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. Both will work out of the bank’s San Diego office.

Republic Business Credit Promotes Kemp, Expands Houston Presence

Republic Business Credit promoted William Kemp to vice president of Business Development. Kemp relocated to the Houston office as part of his new role.

Patel Named President of Comerica’s Technology and Life Sciences

Comerica Bank named current SVP and managing director of the West Coast Technology and Life Sciences (TLS) Division, Sunita Patel, president of the TLS Division.

Bank of Southern California Hires Mulder, Szeto as VP/BDOs

Bank of Southern California hired Philip Mulder and Billy Szeto as vice presidents, business development officers to help their SBA division.

PNC Appoints Three to Senior Secured Financing Team

PNC Business Credit appointed Luke Tripodi and Brian Caldwell to senior vice president and business development officer in Chicago, and Jenna Shah to vice president and business development officer in Seattle.

Corts Succeeds Willett as BB&T Tennessee Region President

BB&T named Christian Corts president of its Tennessee Region. He will succeed Mike Willett, who is relocating to Winston-Salem, NC where he will join the tax exempt lending area within Community Banking Administration.

Herrington Joins Woodforest as SVP/Middle Market Relationship Manager

Beth Harrington joined Woodforest National Bank as senior vice president and middle market relationship manager based out of Charlotte, NC.

Gavant Joins Bay Banks of Virginia as CFO

Bay Banks of Virginia hired Judy C. Gavant as executive vice president and chief financial officer. She will succeed James A. Wilson, Jr., who is retiring after 30 years with the company.