LABJ WEEKLY EDITION
I am the regional president and head of commercial banking for U.S. Bank in Southern California, based in Los Angeles.
Commercial banking for the western markets, which include California, Oregon and Washington state.
I lead a team of more than 5,000 community bank team members in the greater Los Angeles region, which includes Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and the Coachella Valley.
I directly oversee the middle-market team throughout greater Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
We have every line of business here in Los Angeles. From small-business banking, commercial banking and investment banking to consumer, mortgage and wealth management.
I am the head of our middle-market commercial banking business serving the greater Los Angeles market, which includes Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern counties.
Citi Private Bank is a unit of Citigroup which works with ultra-high-net-worth clients. My region covers the western United States from Seattle to Southern California and east to Arizona.
I lead the syndication division of Bank of the West’s commercial banking group, raising capital by coordinating syndicated deals to help fuel growing businesses in Los Angeles and across the United States.
Sale: Blue-chip tenant helps net $90 million deal for Hayden Tract buildings.
Hackman Capital Partners, a West L.A. real estate investment and development firm that wagered on creative office space in Culver City nearly a decade ago, has seen its bet pay off.
Charles Crumpley wonders why the L.A. school board, which could use management help, keeps telling businesses how to operate.
Businesses and the Teamsters continue to wrangle over the classification of contract and full-time workers down at the ports, So the Business Journal asks:
If you were able, would you hire contract workers instead of full-timers?
Charles Crumpley says that putting levies on services can be a taxing matter.
Retailer Kitson has clashed with the operator of two branded airport shops over what the boutique chain claims is a name-damaging performance. So the Business Journal asks:
Would you license your name for greater exposure of your business if it meant giving up quality control?
Placing $100,000 limit on payouts will help California governments rein in benefits rising exponentially.
Lanny Ebenstein warns California will pay if public employees’ pensions aren’t capped at $100,000 a year.
Robert Newsom calls on developers to help build Los Angeles into a top destination city
POLITICS: Lawmakers, business leaders fear facility in cross hairs.
Elected officials and business leaders link arms to guard Los Angeles Air Force Base from closure.
Truckers turn to worker lawsuits to drive unionization efforts at port companies.
Why TrueCar’s Scott Painter traded in 20% of his staff
TrueCar’s Scott Painter said a hefty staff shuffle has revved up the vehicle-shopping website.
ENERGY: PermaCity’s business heats up with multibuilding deal.
Solar panel installer PermaCity raises the roof with multibuilding Department of Water & Power contract.
Christopher Guy holds show-biz parties to draw celeb customers.
Furniture designer Christopher Guy hopes to host celebs at his store parties to help get his star on the rise.
Marco Giannini’s move into retail unleashed growing pet chain.
Former food maker Marco Giannini has found a new leash on life with his retail chain.
Steve Piascik fields Beverly Hills office to cover roster of clients.
Steve Piascik looks to score points with his pro athlete clients thanks to his new office in Beverly Hills.
Alex Boylan, season-two co-winner of CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” likes to take his work to the water.
News and notes from communities across Los Angeles County
Wealth Management: B. Riley Financial Inc., a West L.A. brokerage and investment bank, has acquired MK Capital Advisors, a New York financial advisory firm that caters to ultra-high-net-worth clients.
DESIGN: Karten expanded focus on health care devices to meet demand for more functional, elegant equipment.
Karten has seen a healthy boost in business by focusing on industrial devices for the medical industry.
FINANCE: Move to scrap MoneyPak sends shares of Green Dot tumbling.
Green Dot’s shift away from MoneyPak debit card service leaves investors and prison gang in lurch.