First Citizens Bank named James Ligman managing director in its middle market banking business to lead expansion efforts in the Orange County and Inland Empire regions of California. He will report to Brendan Chambers, head of First Citizens middle market banking. Ligman will be responsible for developing, maintaining and expanding client and prospect relationships throughout the middle market financing sector.

“We are excited to welcome James to our growing Middle Market Banking team,” Chambers said. “His banking expertise, agility and commitment to excellence will be a valuable asset for middle market companies seeking any financial products and services in our wide range of offerings for businesses with revenues from $75 million to $750 million.”

Ligman joins from PNC Bank, where he worked in the corporate banking group in Orange County.