May 7, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass hired veteran banker
to serve as the Bay Area market president for the bank's new loan production office in
"We're pleased to have Jim lead our Bay Area offices," said
, Western regional executive for Commercial Banking at BBVA Compass. "He has more than a quarter-century of experience in the area and has already built a seasoned local commercial banking team to advise technology, health care, government and other clients."
office opened in March at 1 Post St. in McKesson Plaza in the city's financial district.
BBVA Compass now has loan production offices across
the United States
, with approval to open additional offices in
, and the
Hatter most recently served as a senior vice president and area manager at Bank of the West in its national banking division. He began his banking career in 1987 with Barclays Bank PLC, where he managed businesses in
. Since 1998, he has worked in
for several financial institutions.
Hatter received his master's degree in business administration from
and his bachelor's degree in investment finance from
California State University-Northridge
. Hatter is a community volunteer and active youth sports leader. He is the board chairman of
Court Appointed Special Advocate Association and is also a member of the
chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
About BBVA Group
BBVA 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
, is the largest financial institution in
and has leading franchises in
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 the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 684 branches, including 352 in
, 89 in
, 78 in
, 62 in
, 45 in
, 38 in
and 20 in
. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in
(5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration 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
, by following
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BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
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