Signature Bank expands into Nevada with appointment of bankers and opening of Reno Private Client Banking office


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, today announced a further expansion of its West Coast presence with the appointment of seasoned banking professionals and the opening of a new office of private banking in Reno, Nevada.

Signature Bank is now home to 35 teams on the west coast, led by 56 group directors from its eight offices. Additionally, the Bank’s West Coast footprint includes representation from its Signature Financial subsidiary as well as all of its national banking practices, including Fund Banking Division, Venture Banking Group, Specialized Mortgage Banking Solutions team and the SBA Lending team. Signature Bank is also elevating its operations and, to that end, is establishing an operations center in City of Industry, California to further support its growing businesses in the region and across the country.

To lead its banking efforts in Nevada, Signature Bank has appointed Christopher Uboldi as Group Managing Director and Senior Vice President. In this role, Uboldi will lead and manage six teams of private clients and 25 banking professionals throughout Nevada and the greater Sacramento, California area. Uboldi will be based in the Bank’s new private banking office located at 100 West Liberty Street, Suite 190, Reno, Nevada, 89501.

Uboldi, with 20 years of banking experience, joins Bank of the West, where he served as Regional Group Director and Senior Vice President, responsible for the Nevada and Northern California banking teams covering Las Vegas, Reno and the greater Sacramento area for 14 years. During his tenure, he oversaw a large portfolio and a team of 17 people.

Andrew Backstrom, with a banking career spanning three decades, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Group Director in Reno, where he will focus on increasing the Bank’s presence in the local market through the expansion of the customer base. He, too, comes from Bank of the West, having spent 15 years there as a team leader in corporate banking for Northern Nevada. Uboldi and Backstrom worked together for 14 years at their former employer.

“Since bringing our model from east to west, we have continued to demonstrate the success of our diversification strategy, with our west coast initiative being a key part of our growth plan. Our broad acceptance in Northern and Southern California by bankers and customers, coupled with significant new interest in Nevada, is a true testament to our single point of contact model and the expertise of our banking teams. private. Customers across the West Coast are certainly noticing our commitment and capabilities and responding positively,” said Joseph J. DePaolo, President and CEO of Signature Bank.

Judi Prejean, Executive Director of West Coast Operations for Signature Bank, added: “In just three years after placing our official West Coast participation in the midst of a global pandemic, Signature Bank continues to attract banking professionals. experienced and strengthen its position in the market. Now, with approximately 240 colleagues spread across California and Nevada, the Bank has quickly become the bank of choice for these experienced banking professionals who bring their strong reputation and deep local expertise to our business. We look forward to the contributions Chris and Andrew will make in their new leadership roles. »

About Signature Bank

Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), Member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 39 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area, as well as Connecticut, California, Nevada and North Carolina. With its single-point-of-contact approach, the Bank’s retail banking teams primarily serve the needs of private businesses, their owners and senior executives.

The Bank has two wholly owned subsidiaries: Signature Financial, LLC, which provides financing and equipment leasing; and, Signature Securities Group Corporation, a licensed broker-dealer, investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC, offers investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services.

Since commencing operations in May 2001, Signature Bank has reached $116 billion in assets and $104.12 billion in deposits as of June 30, 2022. Signature Bank has placed 19e on S&P Global list of largest banks in the United States, based on deposits at the end of 2021.

Signature Bank was the first FDIC-insured bank to launch a blockchain-based digital payment platform. Bookmark™ enables business customers to make real-time payments in US dollars, 24/7/365 and was also the first solution to be approved for use by the NYS Department of Financial Services.

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