Banc of California hired Guillaume de Chalendar for the new position of senior vice president and head of media and entertainment. In this position, de Chalendar will be responsible for the strategy and growth of Banc of California’s media and entertainment vertical, which serves entrepreneurs, businesses, sponsors, operators and talent and their business managers in the TV, film, music and entertainment industries. de Chalendar will report to Jay Sanders, president of specialty banking, deposits and treasury management at Banc of California.

“We are thrilled to have Guillaume join Banc of California,” Sanders said. “Guillaume brings deep experience in significant areas of focus and growth for Banc of California. He joins a talented team that continues to build Banc of California’s reputation as the go-to bank in media and entertainment.”

“Banc of California has a tremendous reputation in the area of entertainment finance and has built an enviable platform financing film and television production in the streaming age and other content creation,” de Chalendar said. “I look forward to working with our exceptional team to build on this success as we expand our lending and depository offerings to a broader set of media and entertainment-related clients.”

Previously, de Chalendar spent more than nine years at Bank Leumi, where he was global head of media and entertainment. Most recently, de Chalendar led similar efforts at Alvarium Investments, a multi-family office headquartered in London.