Douglas Pauls, BankUnited’s Chief Financial Officer, will reach the end of his employment agreement on September 1, 2012. He has agreed to stay on in that role until February 28, 2013, when he will be replaced by Leslie Lunak, currently BankUnited’s Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Lunak joined BankUnited in 2010 with over 13 years of experience in public accounting, including advising financial institutions on various topics such as mergers and acquisitions.
Commenting on the transition, John Kanas, BankUnited’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are extremely grateful to Doug for his years of service with us. He played an integral role in helping us transform BankUnited from a local thrift institution to a high-performing national bank. Also, we are particularly pleased to announce Leslie’s promotion, which is consistent with our policy of promoting from within the company whenever possible. Her experience, both at BankUnited and previously as a public accountant, makes her an ideal candidate for this vital position.”
BankUnited, Inc. is a bank holding company with three wholly-owned subsidiaries: BankUnited, N.A., which is one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited Investment Services, Inc., a Florida insurance agency which provides comprehensive wealth management products and financial planning services, and Herald National Bank, a commercial bank servicing the New York City market. BankUnited, N.A., is a national bank headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida, with $11.8 billion of assets, more than 1,395 professionals and 95 branches in 15 counties at June 30, 2012.
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