People: Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Sarver

52 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Dale Gibbons

53 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Patricia Taylor

52 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Randall Theisen

55 2013 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Gerald Cady

59 2005 Executive Vice President, California Administration

Duane Froeschle

61 2011 Executive Vice President - Credit Administration

Bruce Hendricks

63 2008 Executive Vice President, Southern Nevada Administration

James Lundy

64 2005 Executive Vice President, Arizona Administration

Robert McAuslan

65 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Merrill Wall

66 2005 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Bruce Beach

64 2010 Lead Independent Director

Kenneth Vecchione

59 2013 Director

William Boyd

82 2002 Independent Director

Steven Hilton

52 2002 Independent Director

Marianne Johnson

55 Independent Director

Cary Mack

54 2005 Independent Director

Todd Marshall

57 Independent Director

M. Nafees Nagy

70 2004 Independent Director

James Nave

69 1995 Independent Director

John Sande

64 2007 Independent Director

Donald Snyder

66 1997 Independent Director

Sung Won Sohn

69 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Sarver

Mr. Robert G. Sarver is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since December 2002. He also served as the President of the Company from December 2002 to April 2010, as CEO of Torrey Pines Bank from May 2003 until June 2006, and as Chairman of Torrey Pines Bank from May 2003 to July 2009. He currently serves on the board of directors of both Torrey Pines Bank and Western Alliance Bank. Mr. Sarver organized and founded National Bank of Arizona in 1984 and served as President at the time of the sale of that bank in 1994 to Zions Bancorporation. Mr. Sarver was the lead investor and CEO of GB Bancorporation, the former parent company of Grossmont Bank, from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Sarver served as Chairman and CEO of California Bank and Trust and as an Executive Vice President with Zions Bancorporation from June 1998 to March 2001. He served as a director and credit committee member of Zions Bancorporation from 1995 to 2001. Mr. Sarver was an original founder of SVP and a managing principal until May 2009. Mr. Sarver is a director and audit committee member of Skywest Airlines and a director of Meritage Homes Corporation. He is also the Managing Partner of the Phoenix Suns NBA basketball team and a member of the board of directors of the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona.

Dale Gibbons

Mr. Dale Gibbons is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Western Alliance Bancorporation since May 2003. He has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company and Western Alliance Bank since May 2003 and December 2013, respectively. He was Executive Vice President of Bank of Nevada from July 2004 to December 2013, and served as Bank of Nevada’s Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2007. He has also been a director of Western Alliance Equipment Finance since 2006. Mr. Gibbons more than 30 years of experience in commercial banking, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of Zions Bancorporation from August 1996 to June 2001. From 1979 to 1996, Mr. Gibbons worked for First Interstate Bancorp in a variety of retail banking and financial management positions.

Patricia Taylor

Ms. Patricia A. Taylor is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation since June 2010. She previously served as Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer for PacWest Bancorp from April 2004 to June 2010. From 1994 to 2004, Ms. Taylor worked as a Director of Internal Audit Outsourcing for KPMG LLP, where she was responsible for the ongoing management and supervision of outsourced internal audit engagement for multiple financial services clients. Ms. Taylor also spent 10 years as a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and has 29 years of financial services industry experience.

Randall Theisen

Mr. Randall S. Theisen is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has served as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the Company and its subsidiary banks since February 2006, and has been an Executive Vice President of the Company since February 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Theisen spent more than 20 years in private practice representing financial institutions in banking, corporate and financial services law, including serving as the head of the Financial Institutions Practice Group of a major Phoenix-based law firm. He was named a “Leading Lawyer 2006” and “Best of the Bar 2005” among banking attorneys by the Business Journal of Phoenix. Mr. Theisen received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. with honors from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University, where he served as writer and editor of the law review among other academic distinctions.

Gerald Cady

Mr. Gerald A. Cady is Executive Vice President, California Administration of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He is also the CEO of the Torrey Pines Bank division of Western Alliance Bank, and served as the CEO of the Company’s Torrey Pines Bank subsidiary from June 2006 until its merger with Western Alliance Bank in December 2013. Mr. Cady served as President of Torrey Pines Bank from May 2003 to March 2009. From March 2009 through December 2010, Mr. Cady also served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Bank of Nevada. Mr. Cady was a director of the Company from June 2003 to April 2005. Mr. Cady has 35 years of commercial banking experience, including serving as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for California Bank and Trust in San Diego from August 1987 to February 2003. Mr. Cady served on the Board of Grossmont Hospital and was Chairman of the Board from 2007-2008. He is currently a Director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association and also serves on the Board of the Continuous Quality Insurance Corporation and the Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Duane Froeschle

Mr. Duane Froeschle is the Executive Vice President - Credit Administration of Western Alliance Bancorporation since February 2011. He is the Co-President of the Alliance Bank of Arizona division of Western Alliance Bank. Mr. Froeschle was President of Western Alliance Bank until it merged with Torrey Pines Bank and Bank of Nevada in December 2013, and was Chief Credit Officer of the Company from 2002 to 2011. From 2002-2010 he served as Vice Chairman of Alliance Bank of Arizona, and was the Chief Credit Officer of Alliance Bank of Arizona from 2002 to 2007. He is a director of Western Alliance Equipment Finance. Mr. Froeschle has 35 years of experience in commercial banking. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Froeschle held various positions with National Bank of Arizona from June 1987 to June 2002, including Chief Credit Officer from June 1997 to December 2001.

Bruce Hendricks

Mr. Bruce Hendricks is Executive Vice President, Southern Nevada Administration of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has been Executive Vice President of Southern Nevada Administration for the Company and Western Alliance Bank since 2008 and December 2013, respectively. He is also the CEO of the Bank of Nevada division of Western Alliance Bank, and served as the CEO of the Company’s Bank of Nevada subsidiary from 2008 until its merger with Western Alliance Bank in December 2013. Mr. Hendricks served as President of Bank of Nevada from 2007 to 2009 and as EVP/Regional President of the bank’s Sahara Regional Office since joining the bank in 2000. He began his career in 1969 in Las Vegas, and served as President/COO of American Bank of Commerce in Las Vegas and EVP/COO of First Security Bank of Nevada before joining Bank of Nevada. A graduate of University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mr. Hendricks is a past President of the UNLV Alumni Association and is active in local community organizations.

James Lundy

Mr. James Lundy is Executive Vice President, Arizona Administration of Western Alliance Bancorporation and Chief Executive Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has been the Executive Vice President of Arizona Administration for the Company and Western Alliance Bank since February 2003 and December 2013, respectively. He is also the CEO of the Alliance Bank of Arizona and First Independent Bank divisions of Western Alliance Bank, and served as CEO of the Company’s Western Alliance Bank subsidiary from February 2003 until its merger with Torrey Pines Bank and Bank of Nevada in December 2013. Mr. Lundy was also a director of the Company from February 2003 to March 2005. Mr. Lundy is the current Board Chair of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Immediate Post Chair and Board member of the Arizona Bankers Association, represents the southwestern U.S. region in the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Council and serves as secretary of the Phoenix Civic Improvement Corporation. He also currently serves as a trustee of the Catholic Community Foundation and the Phoenix Art Museum. From June 1991 to December 2000, Mr. Lundy served as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of National Bank of Arizona, and from December 2000 to June 2002, as Vice Chairman of National Bank of Arizona. Mr. Lundy oversaw National Bank of Arizona’s commercial banking function on a statewide basis, with direct responsibility for over $1 billion in commercial loan commitments, executive oversight of marketing and overall supervision of commercial banking and marketing throughout Arizona.

Robert McAuslan

Mr. Robert R. McAuslan serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation since February 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McAuslan was Senior Credit Executive for Western U.S. markets with Mutual of Omaha Bank from November 2008 through January 2011. Mr. McAuslan’s prior experience includes H.F. Ahmanson/Home Savings of America where he was Chief Credit Officer, and various credit and lending positions at Citibank/Citigroup and BBVA/Compass Bank. Mr. McAuslan graduated with a B.S. from Northeastern University and received an MBA from Wharton Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania.

Merrill Wall

Mr. Merrill S. Wall is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation since February 2005. Mr. Wall has over 40 years of banking experience. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources for Zions Bancorporation and its subsidiary, California Bank & Trust, from October 1998 to February 2005. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Wall worked for H.F. Ahmanson/Home Savings of America as a senior executive managing both human resources and training corporate-wide. Mr. Wall also spent 17 years with First Interstate Bancorp in a variety of commercial, retail and administrative positions.

Bruce Beach

Mr. Bruce D. Beach is Lead Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has been a director of the Company since April 2005 and became Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and Lead Independent Director in May 2009 and January 2010, respectively. Mr. Beach has been a director of Western Alliance Bank since its formation. Mr. Beach has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BeachFleischman PC, an accounting and business advisory firm in Southern Arizona, since May 1991. Mr. Beach is a certified public accountant, received a BS in business administration and an MBA from the University of Arizona, and has 40 years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Beach was the Vice-Chairman of Carondelet Health Network, one of the largest hospital systems in Southern Arizona, from July 2004 until December 2007, and served as the chairman of its audit committee from July 2003 until December 2007. Mr. Beach served a term as Chairman of Carondelet Health Network in 2008, and retired from the Carondelet board of directors on December 31, 2008.

Kenneth Vecchione

Mr. Kenneth A. Vecchione is Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has been a director of the Company since October 2010 and was appointed as non-management Chairman of the Company’s bank subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank in January 2014. He served as Vice Chairman of Bank of Nevada from October 2010 to December 2013, and was the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2010 to April 2013. In April 2013, Mr. Vecchione joined Encore Capital Group as President and a Director, and became CEO of that company in June 2013. During his more than 35-year career, Mr. Vecchione has held a number of senior positions at large financial services companies, including Chief Financial Officer at Apollo Global Management, LLC from 2007-2010 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AT&T Universal Card Services from 1997-1998. Between 1998 and 2006, Vecchione served in a number of positions at MBNA Corporation, including three years as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vecchione currently serves as a Director of International Securities Exchange and Chairman of its Audit and Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Executive, Compensation and Governance committees. Mr. Vecchione served on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in from 2012 through 2013. Mr. Vecchione also served as a director of Affinion Group and was the Chairman of its Audit Committee until January 2011.

William Boyd

Mr. William S. Boyd is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation since 2002. He was a founder of its first bank subsidiary, Bank of Nevada. Mr. Boyd has served as a director of Boyd Gaming Corporation since its inception in June 1988, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 1998. Mr. Boyd also held the position of CEO of Boyd Gaming Corporation from August 1988 through December 2007, when he was elected to the Office of Executive Chairman of that company, effective January 2008. Mr. Boyd has been a director of California Hotel and Casino since its inception in 1973. He has previously served on the board of directors and for the past thirteen years has been the President Emeritus of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. He served as a director of Nevada State Bank from 1965 to 1985. Mr. Boyd played a leading role in founding the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mr. Boyd is the father of director Marianne Boyd Johnson.

Steven Hilton

Mr. Steven J. Hilton is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation since December 2002. He was a director of Western Alliance Bank from February 2003 until it merged with Bank of Nevada and Torrey Pines Bank in December 2013. Mr. Hilton was the co-founder and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Hilton founded Arizona-based Monterey Homes in 1985. Under Mr. Hilton’s leadership, Monterey became a publicly traded company and combined with Legacy Homes in 1997, resulting in the creation of Meritage Homes Corporation. Mr. Hilton received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Marianne Johnson

Ms. Marianne Boyd Johnson is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. She has been a director of the Company since inception and was a founding director of its first bank subsidiary, Bank of Nevada. Since 1992, Ms. Johnson has been a member of the board of directors of Boyd Gaming Corporation and has served as its Vice Chairman of the Board since February 2001. Ms. Johnson was Senior Vice President of Boyd Gaming from December 2001 until December 2007, and she was promoted to Executive Vice President in January 2008. Ms. Johnson has served Boyd Gaming since 1977 in a variety of capacities, including sales and marketing. Ms. Johnson served as a director of Nevada Community Bank until its sale to First Security Bank (Wells Fargo) in 1993.

Cary Mack

Mr. Cary Mack is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation since April 2005. He has been a director of the Company and Western Alliance Bank since April 2005 and December 2013, respectively. Mr. Mack was a director of Torrey Pines Bank from its formation in May 2003 until it merged with Western Alliance Bank in December 2013, and was Chairman of Torrey Pines Bank from July 2009 to December 2013. Mr. Mack has held licenses in the State of California as a certified public accountant, attorney and real estate broker. He was formerly employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ audit and dispute resolution practices, Mack/Barclay Inc., a forensic, economic and information technology consulting firm, and as a Managing Director with LECG Corporation until June 2009. In June 2009, Mr. Mack became a Managing Principal at Southwest Value Partners Enterprise, a private real estate investment firm located in San Diego, California (“SVP”).

Todd Marshall

Mr. Todd Marshall is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has been a director of the Company since inception and was a founding director of its first bank subsidiary, Bank of Nevada. Mr. Marshall was also a director of Torrey Pines Bank from January 2011 until it merged into Western Alliance Bank in December 2013. Mr. Marshall has been a director of Marshall Retail Group since May 1976, is currently its Chairman and served as its Chief Executive Officer until January 2005. The Marshall Retail Group owns and operates stores in more than 100 locations, primarily in major casino-hotels in Nevada, Mississippi and New Jersey. He is currently the owner and President of Marshall Management Co., a real estate investment and property management company in Las Vegas. Mr. Marshall served on the board of directors of Consumer Health Services from July 2007 until July 2012, and as its Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 until March 2012.

M. Nafees Nagy

Dr. M. Nafees Nagy, M.D., is an Independent Director Western Alliance Bancorporation since April 2004. He served as a director of Bank of Nevada from 1994 until it merged into Western Alliance Bank in December 2013. Dr. Nagy practiced medicine in Las Vegas for more than 30 years, specializing in oncology, clinical hematology, and cancer chemotherapy. He founded and was President and a director of the Nevada Cancer Centers until it was acquired by HealthCare Partners Nevada in June 2013. Currently he is serving as director of Premier Care Network, an accountable care organization. Dr. Nagy served for eight years as a member of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners and also served as its Secretary. Dr. Nagy is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Utilization Review and Quality Assurance and has consulted for several healthcare concerns. He was a member of the advisory board for Option Care. Dr. Nagy also has served as a member and the chair of the Medical Carrier Advisory Committee and has served as a member of the Clark County Medical Society’s Nominating Committee. Dr. Nagy formerly served as a director of Sun Bank for five years and Nevada Community Bank until its sale in 1993. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel and served in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. In January 2008, the Governor of Nevada appointed Dr. Nagy to the special healthcare issues advisory board.

James Nave

Dr. James E. Nave, D.V.M., is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has served as a director of Bank of Nevada from 1994 until it merged into Western Alliance Bank in December 2013. Dr. Nave, a former officer in the armed forces, has owned the Tropicana Animal Hospital since 1974, and is the owner of multiple hospitals. In July 2013, he finished his second six year term as the Director of International Affairs for the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is a past President of that organization. He is a member and past President of the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association and the Western Veterinary Conference, as well as a member of the Clark County Veterinary Medical Association, the National Academy of Practitioners, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He has previously served as the Globalization Liaison Agent for Education and Licensing for the American Veterinary Medical Association, and as a member of the Executive Board of the World Veterinary Association. Dr. Nave was also the Chairman of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine Development Committee. He was a member of the Nevada State Athletic Commission from 1988 to 1999 and served as its Chairman from 1989 to 1992 and from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Nave serves as one of two independent directors of Station Casinos, LLC and is chairman of its audit committee.

John Sande

Mr. John P. Sande, III, is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He was a director of Western Alliance Bank from January 2011 to December 2013. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for First Independent Bank of Nevada from September 1999 through December 2010. Mr. Sande is a director at Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas, a prominent Nevada law firm specializing in administrative law, government relations and trust and estates, and is admitted to the state and federal courts in California and Nevada. The Nevada Bankers Association is among the clients Mr. Sande represents before the Nevada legislature. He is a trustee of the William F. Harrah Trusts, served as a director of Employers Holdings, Inc. from 2001-2013, and is a former director of Bank of America Nevada (Valley Bank of Nevada), and is the Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Open, a PGA Tour event in northern Nevada. He is also a director on the Board for the Andrus Center for Public Policy. Mr. Sande graduated with great distinction from Stanford University, was named to its All Century Football Team and was inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He also received his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University where he graduated cum laude.

Donald Snyder

Mr. Donald D. Snyder is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He has served as a director of the Company and Western Alliance Bank since 1997 and January 2014, respectively. Mr. Snyder was a director of Bank of Nevada from 1997 until it merged with Western Alliance Bank in December 2013, and served as Chairman of Bank of Nevada from January 2010 to December 2013. He was a founding director of the entity created to charter Bank of Nevada and was one of its initial investors. In January 2014, Mr. Snyder was appointed as the President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He previously served as Dean of the Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV from July 2010 to June 2013, at which time he became Executive Dean for Strategic Development. He served in that position until assuming the presidency effective February 1, 2014. He is also Chairman of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and is a director of Tutor Perini Corporation and Switch Communications Group, LLC. Mr. Snyder served as a director of NV Energy from 2005 to 2013. Mr. Snyder was the President of Boyd Gaming Corporation from January 1997 to March 2005, having joined the company’s board of directors in April 1996 and its management team in July 1996. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of the Fremont Street Experience LLC, a private/public partnership formed to develop and operate a major redevelopment project in Downtown Las Vegas. Mr. Snyder was previously Chairman of the board of directors and CEO of First Interstate Bank of Nevada, then Nevada’s largest full-service bank, from 1987 through 1991. During his 22 years with First Interstate Bank from 1969 to 1991, Mr. Snyder served in various management positions in retail and corporate banking, as well as international and real estate banking.

Sung Won Sohn

Dr. Sung Won Sohn, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Western Alliance Bancorporation. He was appointed as a director of the Company in 2010. He served as a director of Torrey Pines Bank from December 2010 until it merged into Western Alliance Bank in December 2013. Dr. Sohn is Smith Professor of Economics and Finance at California State University CI and Vice Chairman of multi-national retailer Forever 21. He also currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors Southern California and Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Sohn was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanmi Financial Corporation, a commercial bank in Los Angeles, California. Before joining Hanmi in 2005, Dr. Sohn was an Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Officer of Wells Fargo Bank. Prior to his tenure at Wells Fargo, Dr. Sohn was a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in the White House, and has also been a tenured college professor in the Pennsylvania State University System. He is author of the book Global Financial Crisis and Exit Strategy. He has served on the boards of Port of Los Angeles, First Californa Bank, Foreign Affairs Counceil of Los Angeles, Children’s Bureau of Los Angeles, Ministers Mutual Life Insurance Company, L.A. Music Center (Performing Arts), Park Nicollet Health Services, The Blake School, Minnesota Community College System, North Memorial Medical Center, Harvard Business School Association of Minnesota and the American Heart Association of Minnesota. Dr. Sohn was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School.
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