Daily News: January 3, 2018

Opus Bank Expands Commercial & Business Banking Teams


Opus Bank expanded its Commercial Banking and Business Banking teams by adding Brandon Jones as director and client manager and Matthew Alsua as director and business banking client manager.

Jones will be responsible for further expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in Orange County, CA while Alsua will be responsible for partnering with Opus’ retail banking teams to provide tailored client-centric solutions to small businesses throughout Opus’ West Coast footprint.

Geoff Anfuso, executive vice president, co-chief lending officer and head of Commercial and Specialty Banking, stated, “We are proud to have Brandon join Opus’ Commercial Banking team in Orange County. Brandon is a highly regarded banker with deep roots and a wealth of experience structuring and delivering asset-based, acquisition, and term financing; treasury management services; and owner occupied real estate lending solutions to entrepreneurs, business owners, and lower-middle and middle market companies in Orange County.”

Ryan Baderian, senior vice president, senior managing director and head of Business Development, stated, “I am pleased to welcome Matt as he joins Opus’ Business Banking team. Matt holds a tremendous depth of experience in his market, providing banking products, services, and solutions to entrepreneurs, business owners, and small businesses.” Baderian added, “We look forward to Matt’s contributions as Opus continues to grow its loan origination volumes, deposit base, market presence, and overall relationship-based commercial banking franchise in the metropolitan markets on the West Coast.”

Jones joined Opus most recently from First Citizens Bank, where from 2015 he served as vice president, commercial banker. While at First Citizens Bank, Jones was responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of middle market commercial clients in the Southern California markets of Orange County and the Inland Empire. From 2011 to 2015, he served as vice president, business banking officer at Bank of the West, where he was focused on building client relationships with and providing depository, lending, and treasury management solutions to small and lower middle-market businesses in the South Bay and Downtown areas of Los Angeles. From 2007 to 2011, Jones served as vice president, business development officer at Union Bank, where he was responsible for developing and growing a portfolio of senior term, commercial real estate and SBA loans. Earlier in his career, Jones served as premier banking client manager at Bank of America. He began his career in 2000 at UBS/PaineWebber, where he served as financial advisor.

Alsua joined Opus from Union Bank, where he served from 2004 to 2017, most recently as vice president, portfolio manager/business client advisor. While at Union Bank, Alsua focused on providing senior debt financing and banking products and solutions to small and lower-middle market companies in Orange County. Earlier in his career, Alsua served as assistant manager within the retail banking divisions of US Bank and Wells Fargo. He began his banking career at Wells Fargo in 1997.