Square 1 Bank Announces Six Leadership Promotions

Square 1 Bank, a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with over $21 billion in assets and a division of Pacific Western Bank, announced six leadership promotions.

These include:
– Art Wasson was promoted from senior vice president, global treasury management, to executive vice president, Venture Capital Services + Global Treasury Management Sales. Based in Durham, Wasson oversees treasury and treasury management services, deposit products and asset management, and the national venture capital services practice.
– Jason Kranack, former executive vice president, head of human resources, now serves as executive vice president, banking and operations. In this role, he oversees the delivery of Square 1’s products and services and overall division operations.
– Ken Fugate, an original founder of Square 1, was promoted to managing director, Banking Central. In this role, he manages Square 1’s technology banking and life sciences practices in Texas, the Midwest and Rocky Mountain region from the Denver office.
– Mara Huntington has assumed the role of managing director, Banking East. She leads the technology and life sciences banking practices in markets along the East Coast, including Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Durham and Atlanta. Huntington previously served as managing director, life sciences.
– Ryan Dammeyer now serves as head of Structured Finance where Square 1 has their largest and most complex portfolio company relationships. Prior to this role, Dammeyer founded Square 1’s Midwest technology and life sciences practices.
– David McLaughlin has been promoted to managing director of the Texas region. He brings to this role more than 15 years of experience providing high-growth companies in Austin and the surrounding region with venture banking solutions.

A full service financial services partner to entrepreneurs and their investors, Square 1 offers a broad range of venture debt, treasury and cash management solutions through offices in Atlanta, Austin, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Durham, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, DC.



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