Title: Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking Regional Director
Company: Umpqua Bank
Location: Los Angeles, California
MBA, University of Redlands, 2000
BS, Marketing, Utah State University, 1991
Gene Dunford, a 25-year veteran of Los Angeles' commercial banking sector, joined Umpqua Bank in 2016 to open a new corporate banking division. Dunford and his team grew the business and exceeded the bank's initial three-year lending goal, including more than 20-first-time deals for Umpqua. Umpqua is in Portland, OR, but Sothern California is a priority market for the bank. Dunford, who is based in Los Angeles, and his division are part of Umpqua's long-term growth plan. Dunford's team specialize in middle-market and upper-middle-market commercial insurance, apparel, auto parts, pharmaceutical, and real estate companies. Dunford also helped secure $42 million in bond financing for three private schools in Los Angeles.
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