City National Bank has opened three new U.S. locations: a new full-service banking office in Hollywood, CA; its first entertainment banking office in Miami, and its first full-service regional center on Long Island, NY.

City National will do business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.

“City National was founded by and for entrepreneurs 65 years ago, and we are so pleased to be bringing the bank for entrepreneurs to Long Island and Miami for the first time, as well as opening our first branch in Hollywood, where a revitalization of this landmark city is in full swing,” said Kelly Coffey, chief executive officer of City National Bank.

“We will be able to deliver personalized financial capabilities and service from our new offices in Hollywood, Miami and Long Island. We’ve recruited excellent teams of seasoned bankers who have been serving these communities for decades and are now helping our clients achieve their financial goals,” said Scott Witter, executive vice president and head of Personal and Business Banking at City National Bank.

Leading the new branches are:

  • Farhod Kazimi, vice president and branch manager, who mentors and leads his team of bankers in the heart of Hollywood, as well as working with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals to help them achieve their financial goals.
  • Rodrigo Nieto, a vice president CN Miami, has deep expertise working with entertainment industry professionals. Nieto provides customized banking, lending and investment solutions to the Latin entertainment industry. Specifically, he works with musicians, actors, producers, promoters, business managers, accountants, attorneys, royalty organizations, music publishers and record labels, among others. Prior to joining City National in 2016, he served as a vice president and private banker at UBS in Miami.
  • Matthew Smith, vice president and branch manager with the bank’s Personal and Business Banking team on Long Island. He is charged with leading the branch team to exemplary levels of service and identifying and implementing solutions for clients while maintaining high operational integrity. Smith has extensive experience in market growth initiatives and risk mitigation strategies as well as residential lending, insurance services and investments.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada.