Robin Israel joined Opus Bank as managing director, senior client manager – Commercial Banking.

Israel, a 29-year banking veteran, will be responsible for expanding Opus’ commercial and corporate client base in the West Valley area of Los Angeles and the coastal markets of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

Jim Haney, EVP, head of Commercial Banking, said, “Robin is a highly respected and experienced banker with a long history of success in the San Fernando Valley and the coastal markets from Malibu to Santa Barbara. Robin brings a wealth of experience in structuring, originating, and underwriting asset-based, working capital, and commercial real estate transactions, as well as developing treasury management solutions for middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, and business owners.”

Israel joins Opus Bank most recently from Bank of America, where from 2016 he served as senior vice president, senior relationship manager and was focused on building client relationships with, and providing depository, lending, and treasury management solutions to small businesses and lower middle-market companies in the coastal areas of Los Angeles County.

He served as vice president, senior relationship manager at JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he focused on managing and growing a portfolio of asset-based, senior term, commercial real estate, working capital, and SBA loans, as well as developing depository and treasury management opportunities. . From 2008 to 2009, Israel served as senior vice president, business development officer at California Republic Bank, where he was responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of middle market commercial clients, srael began his banking career at Wells Fargo Bank in retail operations and in 1999 joined the bank’s middle market commercial banking group in Beverly Hills, where he served as vice president, business development officer.