Banc of California hired Adrian Ward to lead its new dedicated Entertainment Banking team, supported by Randi Greenberg. Ryan Donohue will lead the bank’s new Sports Banking team.

A 26-year industry veteran, Ward joined Banc of California most recently from Pacific Mercantile Bank, where he served as division manager for the Entertainment Industries Division. He previously held positions at National Bank of California and Imperial Capital Bank.

Greenberg also joined from Pacific Mercantile Bank, where she served as senior vice president and senior relationship manager, focused on Entertainment Industries Banking. She has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, including work at First California Bank, City National Bank and American Pacific State Bank.

Donohue joined Banc of California in early 2017 and previously worked with City National Bank, where he served as vice president and relationship manager in the Sports & Entertainment Department within the Private Bank. He has more than a decade of private banking experience.

“The addition of Adrian and Randi to the Banc of California team is directly tied to our initiative to expand the reach and capabilities of our already market-leading Private Banking division,” said Doug Bowers, president and CEO of Banc of California. “The Southern California market, and Los Angeles specifically, is the heart of the sports and entertainment industries, and the expansion of our efforts around the Private Banking opportunities related to this sector is a logical next step in the growth of our Private Banking Division.”