Santander Names Harnisch Portfolio, Underwriting & Strategy Head

Santander Bank appointed David Harnisch head of portfolio management, underwriting and strategy in its commercial banking division. Harnisch joins from Citizens Financial where he held a similar position.

CA United Bank Hires Ishida as SVP, Commercial Banking

California United Bank announced that Brian M. Ishida joined the company as senior vice president, Commercial Banking, covering the South Bay. Ishida’s was an integral part of establishing and solidifying the South Bay region for his former employer.

MB Promotes Hallberg to Group President, Commercial Banking

MB Financial Bank promoted Robert F. Hallberg to group president in the commercial banking group. Hallberg joined the bank in 2007 as SVP, division manager, commercial banking.

Provident Names Two Managing Directors to Hudson Valley Team

Provident Bank added David Apps and William Griffiths to its northern and central market banking teams. Previously, Apps was managing director for RBS, and Griffiths was SVP of commercial lending for Rhinebeck Bank.

Amalgamated Bank Expands Commercial Banking Division

Amalgamated Bank announced that Stefanie Handsman joined as EVP of Commercial Banking. Previously, Handsman served as SVP and manager in HSBC Bank’s Long Island Business Banking Market.

Associated Bank Names Commercial Banking SVP

Brent Thomas has joined Associated Bank as senior vice president, commercial banking. Thomas comes to Associated from KeyBank, where he was manager of commercial banking in central Ohio.

BMO Harris Bank Adds Guenther to Omaha Commercial Banking Office

BMO Harris Bank hired Larry Guenther as director, Commercial Banking. Previously, Guenther served as SVP for Great Western Bank.

Bartilad Promoted to SVP, Commercial Banking at MB Financial

Bernard T. Bartilad was promoted from first vice president to senior vice president in Commercial Banking at MB Financial Bank. Bartilad has spent the last 14 years of his career at MB serving privately-owned, middle-market companies.

Wells Fargo Hires VP For Chicago Middle Market

Wells Fargo said it has hired Keith Plummer as vice president and relationship manager. Plummer, previously with JPMorgan Chase, will focus on serving middle-market customers in Chicago.

Cole Taylor Opens New Commercial Banking Office

Cole Taylor Bank said it opened a new commercial banking office in Lombard, IL, led by Thomas W. Ryan, group senior vice president, Commercial Banking.