BBVA Compass expanded its greater San Diego commercial banking team with three new corporate relationship managers: Mary Abad, Rick Martinez and Yandro Valdez. Led by San Diego Market President Roger Zucchet, they will be responsible for developing commercial banking relationships in the greater San Diego market.

“Roger has built a phenomenal team for us in San Diego, and the fact that he’s been able to do so in relatively short order speaks to his reputation and his ability to draw top talent,” said BBVA Compass California CEO Everett Orrick. “Together, they boast impressive international experience, which is important considering the high concentration of companies with cross-border ties in the area. We’re excited to see what this new, energetic team can do for our clients given the global resources and reach of BBVA.”

Abad has almost 15 years of experience in banking, serving large and middle market companies across various industries, including consumer, healthcare, infrastructure, private equity and franchise. She has worked in Asia and Latin America and is an active member of San Diego’s international community.

Martinez brings more than two decades of finance and commercial banking expertise, with particular experience dealing with small- and mid-size companies in the San Diego market. He has held various banking positions with community, regional and large banks.

Valdez has more than 15 years of banking experience across multiple industries, including automotive, manufacturing, distribution, multinational corporations and asset-based lending.