BankUnited Expands Corporate Banking Division in Florida

BusinessWireApril 10, 20234 min

BankUnited, N.A., one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida, is expanding its Florida corporate banking division with the addition of three bankers who will help serve the bank’s growing portfolio of middle-market and large corporate companies doing business throughout the region.

“We are excited to welcome these three talented bankers to the BankUnited family,” said Thomas M. Cornish, chief operating officer. “Jeff, Eric and Ilian are great additions to our seasoned team of relationship-based bankers and having them onboard further demonstrates our commitment to the market and our growth goals.”

Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking Producing Team Leader Jeffrey Brandt of Davie brings more than two decades of industry experience to his new position, having served most recently as market manager and senior vice president, middle corporate banking for HSBC Bank USA in Fort Lauderdale, where he honed his expertise in the areas of C&I, international business, international trade finance and foreign exchange management. At BankUnited, he will oversee a team with responsibility for business development and originating loans and deposit solutions for corporate clients. With master’s and bachelor’s degrees from State University of New York at Buffalo, Brandt is active in South Florida’s business and philanthropic community, including having served on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking Relationship Manager Eric Boritz of Delray Beach is an experienced banker with nearly 13 years of industry experience, particularly in the areas of corporate lending and global relationship management. He joins BankUnited from HSBC Bank USA in Fort Lauderdale, where he was responsible for providing domestic and global banking advisory and financing solutions to middle-market business clients across the Southeast US. With an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Boritz has been an active supporter of Junior Achievement of South Florida for over a decade, including as committee chair for an event that raises money for student scholarships.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Banking Relationship Manager Ilian Obregon of Surfside joins BankUnited from HSBC Bank USA in Miami. With 12 years of industry experience, Obregon most recently served as vice president and senior corporate banking manager, with responsibility for business development and portfolio and relationship management, and an industry focus on healthcare and technology companies. He earned his MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Obregon actively serves on the board of Lighthouse of Broward and is president of the Association for Corporate Growth South Florida Chapter.


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