MIAMI, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced that Mark Chiappara has joined its U.S. private wealth management business as a senior private banker.
In his new role, Chiappara will focus on serving ultra-high-net-worth clients and select private institutions in the United States.
"Mark's tremendous skill set, which includes capital markets and structured lending, have contributed to his position as one of the top private bankers in the country," said Steve Sanak, director of Private Banking at BBVA Compass. "With a proven track record of capturing new relationships, we expect Mark to have a significant impact on our Wealth Management business."
Prior to joining BBVA Compass, Chiappara held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs.Chiappara earned a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, and has achieved the CPA designation. About BBVA GroupBBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com . About BBVA CompassBBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 688 branches, including 352 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and was recently awarded the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, member FDIC. SOURCE BBVA Compass