Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group Appoints Industry Expert Andreas Bubenzer-Paim as Head of Technology Banking

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group today announced Andreas Bubenzer-Paim's appointment as the new Head of Technology Banking, leading a growing practice team that serves technology clients nationwide. Bubenzer-Paim brings two decades of corporate and investment banking experience, as well as expertise across lending, capital markets, investments and treasury services. He will be based at Bank of the West's headquarters in San Francisco responsible for growing the Bank's relationships with technology companies and will report to Mark Glasky, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Coverage.

"As our Commercial Banking Group expands, an important area of focus for us continues to be the technology sector. With Silicon Valley in our backyard, Bank of the West is committed to providing technology companies with the financial solutions they need to grow," Glasky said. "Andreas has tremendous experience and a track record of success in working with technology companies, and we're thrilled to add his leadership to our team."

Along with growing the technology team within the Bank's Commercial Banking Group, Bubenzer-Paim will also be focused on delivering the full suite of banking products and services of Bank of the West domestically, and the BNP Paribas Group globally, to clients across the technology sector. Together with parent company BNP Paribas, Bank of the West has been helping technology companies through various stages of growth over the past 30 years. Bubenzer-Paim's team of experts will span across the Bank's capabilities in product, credit and risk management.

Bubenzer-Paim joined Bank of the West from Bank of America, where he worked with technology companies as a Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager within the bank's Technology Industry Group. Prior to that, he led a team at Deutsche Bank, for which he launched, managed and led the bank's global corporate banking coverage for North American, sub-investment grade clients across all industries, with particular concentration in Technology and Industrials. Bubenzer-Paim earned his Masters of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business; he also studied Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation at Stanford University.

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About Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group
Bank of the West's Commercial Banking Group (CBG) meets the rapidly changing needs of growing middle-market businesses and large corporate segments. CBG helps businesses achieve their unique visions by delivering smart and comprehensive solutions that fuel sustainable growth. With specialized sector expertise, CBG anticipates and tackles the challenges businesses face in industries including agriculture, healthcare, commercial real estate, beverage, government, religious institutions and technology. CBG offers clients the best of both worlds: the personalized relationships and community ties of a local bank backed by the international capabilities of BNP Paribas, one of the world's strongest financial groups.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $86.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a leading bank in Europe, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 192,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via BankoftheWest.com.

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