Taira Hall joined Pacific Western Bank as the executive vice president of products and partnerships. Hall will lead the organization’s enterprise-wide product development efforts, focusing on enhancing payments, treasury management and other solutions, and expanding delivery across the business lines. In addition, she will cultivate new partnerships with fintechs and organizations across the U.S. to support market entry and business growth needs.

“In today’s banking environment, we realize the value of innovative engagement and the importance of diverse product offerings in meeting the evolving needs of our clients. Taira’s wealth of experience and proven track record of success in developing and deploying new products, while enhancing the deliverability of current offerings, is critical to that vision,” Mark Yung, EVP, chief operating officer of Pacific Western Bank, said. “Moreover, I am confident that Taira can help us establish and grow market-leading partnerships to deliver products and solutions that meet our customer’s growing needs.”

Hall has more than 19 years of banking and strategic consulting experience. Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank, she served as the head of partnerships and new initiatives for Visa Business Solutions. During her five-year tenure at Visa, she also served as head of the North American market and led innovation and emerging products within the Visa commercial solutions group. Prior to that, she spent eight years with Citigroup and held leadership roles within the treasury and trade solutions group. Early in her career, she was affiliated with Deloitte Consulting.

Recently, Hall was named one of PaymentSource’s “Most Influential Women in Payments,” honoring her accomplishments in the innovation and payments space as both a leader and a mentor of women across the industry. She has served on the board of several organizations, including One Acre Fund, an African agriculture non-profit, as well as the Public Health Exchange in Los Angeles.

Pacific Western Bank is a commercial bank with more than $26 billion in assets. The Bank has 74 branches in California, one branch in Durham, NC, and one branch in Denver.