Santander Bank appointed Patrick Dunphy as head of its Mid Corporate Banking and Verticals businesses within the Commercial Bank.
Dunphy will be responsible for leading the growth of Santander’s mid corporate banking platform throughout North America, including managing teams based in Boston, Miami, Dallas and Chicago as well as the bank’s Foreign Corporate Banking, Healthcare and Technology, Media and Telecommunications verticals. He will continue to report to David Swoyer, head of Commercial Banking.
Dunphy joined Santander last September as managing director and Midwest Market head where he was responsible for serving clients and prospects throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.
“The continued growth of our Mid Corporate Banking and Verticals businesses are core to our go-forward Commercial Banking strategy and it is critical that we have a seasoned and proven leader like Pat who understands our company and our mission,” said Swoyer. “The global capabilities and connectivity we can offer to U.S. companies who do business in Europe, Latin America and the UK are very appealing to our mid corporate banking clients. Our clients and Santander will benefit from Pat’s experience and expertise as we remain focused on extending our reach in key markets.”
Dunphy brings more than 25 years of diverse experience in corporate and commercial banking, including positions at Bank of the West and Citizens Bank, where he led mid corporate coverage teams in the Midwest for more than 10 years. He began his banking career at First Chicago, where he held positions in portfolio management, business development, and relationship management.
He brings extensive global banking experience gained from years working at the U.S. subsidiaries of ABN Amro, Royal Bank of Scotland, and BNP Paribas, where he regularly assisted his clients and prospects in leveraging the respective global networks of each institution.