Opus Bank expanded its Commercial Banking team in Phoenix by hiring two senior bankers: Nickolas Uhan as managing director, senior client manager, and Rod Banks, Jr. as director, client manager.

Jim Haney, executive vice president, head of Commercial Banking, stated, “We are pleased that Nick and Rod have joined Opus’ Arizona Commercial Banking team. Both are highly regarded banking veterans, each with a unique depth and breadth of experience structuring, originating and underwriting asset-based, working capital, commercial real estate and syndicated transactions, as well as delivering tailored treasury management solutions for middle-market companies, entrepreneurs and business owners. I believe their experience will prove to be a significant differentiator as we expand our Commercial Banking coverage in the vibrant and diverse Phoenix metropolitan market.”

Uhan most recently served as vice president, Commercial Banker at Arizona Business Bank, where he was focused on developing new client relationships with privately held middle market companies. From 2006 to 2011, he served in various roles at M&I Bank, including as commercial vice president, business/commercial banking analyst and credit analyst.

Banks joined Opus from RBI Private Investment, a single family office and private organization, where he served as a principal of the firm and was responsible for all liquid fund management. From 2016 to 2017, Banks served as senior vice president, business development officer at Centerstone SBA Lending. Prior to that, he served as vice president, business development officer at Spectrum Commercial Lending and as a relationship manager at Union Bank. Banks began his banking career in 2009 as a corporate credit analyst with U.S. Bank.