Opus Bank ("Opus") (NASDAQ: OPB) announced today that, as part of the previously announced focus on enhancing the leadership at Opus, Ed Padilla, Opus' Senior Vice President, President of Commercial Real Estate Banking, has been named Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Lending Officer, Head of Commercial Real Estate Banking; and Geoff Anfuso, who recently was promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial and Specialty Banking, has been named to the role of Executive Vice President, Co-Chief Lending Officer, Head of Commercial and Specialty Banking. Additionally, both Mr. Padilla and Mr. Anfuso have been named members of Opus' Executive Committee. Stephen H. Gordon, founding Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Opus Bank, stated, "Both Ed and Geoff have consistently demonstrated the excellent judgment and passionate leadership necessary to drive disciplined credit-centric growth at Opus Bank. As we scale up our executive leadership team, I now look forward to their contributions to our Executive Committee and Opus as a whole. They have both continually developed the depth and breadth of experience required to sustain the entrepreneurial, service-oriented, relationship-driven culture that has made Opus one of the leading banks on the West Coast." Gordon added, "We congratulate them both on this important professional milestone." Mr. Padilla, a 14-year banking veteran, joined Opus in July 2011 as Senior Vice President, Senior Credit Administrator and was promoted to Head of Income Property Banking in July 2013. Mr. Padilla was promoted to Senior Vice President, President of Commercial Real Estate Banking, in July 2015. Prior to joining Opus Bank, Mr. Padilla was Vice President for JP Morgan Chase Multifamily Finance and was a team lead within their Special Credit's group. He was also a Senior Portfolio Manager managing a loan portfolio of over $700MM within the Real Estate Banking division and held the title of Senior Underwriter within the Commercial Term Lending division. At Washington Mutual, Mr. Padilla led the underwriting team for their Commercial Real Estate Lending division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Padilla served in senior underwriting and asset management roles with Deutsche Bank, Freddie Mac, and the Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Padilla holds a B.S. in Finance and Business Economics and an M.B.A. in Business/Real Estate both from the University of Southern California.