Pacific Western Hires Black as Executive VP, Strategy and Corporate Development

Pacific Western Bank appointed Bill Black executive vice President of strategy and corporate development. In this newly created role, Black will focus on sourcing and evaluating prospective strategic opportunities for the bank with the goal of generating improved financial results and shareholder value over time. He will serve as a member of the executive management team and will maintain his primary office in the New York City location.

“With Bill’s extensive track record of success in the investment management arena, he will bring a fresh perspective to our plans for organic and opportunistic growth,” Matt Wagner, president and CEO of Pacific Western Bank, said. “His ability to connect with our current and potential investors, while contributing to our long-term corporate goals are critical as we enter the next phase of our development.”

Black has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as the managing partner of Consector Capital, a  hedge fund he founded in August 2008. Prior to that he spent two years serving as vice president of Castle Creek Capital, a private equity firm, after several years in the investment management and equity research businesses. Black is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

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