Daily News: December 22, 2014

Bank of the West Promotes Weidle

Bank of the West promoted Matthew Weidle to director and market manager in the bank’s Commercial Banking Group. In his new role, Weidle will lead strategy for a team of bankers specializing in working with businesses with $25 million and higher in annual sales.

Weidle has more than 13 years of experience as a commercial banking officer in diverse industries; he specializes in providing client solutions for operational needs, such as cash and treasury management and international trade solutions.

Since joining Bank of the West in 2011, Weidle has been a member of the bank’s private equity team, leading efforts to establish the bank as the lender of choice for middle-market PE firms, serving as a primary relationship banker and leading senior debt financing. Weidle also managed relationships for subsidiaries of key corporate clients in Illinois and the Midwest for Bank of the West’s parent company, BNP Paribas. Prior to Bank of the West, Weidle was a VP at La Salle Bank and RBS Citizens.

“We are happy to announce that Matthew Weidle has been promoted,” said John Thurston, managing director and area manager of the bank’s Commercial Coverage Group. “His contributions over the years have been outstanding and his focused leadership will further position us for growth.”