Daily News: June 10, 2014

Opus Bank Expands CA Business Banking Team

Opus Bank announced that Geoff Coar has joined Opus as senior managing director, Commercial Business Banking. Coar, a 19-year banking veteran, is focused on expanding Opus’ commercial business client base in Orange and San Diego counties, and in Arizona.

Coar joins Opus Bank most recently from U.S. Bank, where he served since 2011 as senior vice president and senior relationship manager in Orange County. While at U.S. Bank, Coar focused on building client relationships with small and middle market businesses. From 2009 to 2011, Coar served as SVP and senior relationship manager for Citibank in Orange, San Diego, and Riverside markets, where he was responsible for developing and expanding client relationships with middle market businesses and corporations with revenues of up to $1 billion. From 2007 to 2009, Coar served as SVP and senior relationship manager for Wachovia Bank in Orange and Riverside counties, where he developed, built, and managed a middle market client portfolio. From 1995 to 2007, Coar served with Wells Fargo, most recently as vice president Orange County Commercial Banking.