Jim Haught
President, Chief Operating Officer


Jim Haught is President and Chief Operating Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation. Mr. Haught has 20 years of experience in risk and capital management with several high-profile financial services and consulting organizations. 

Prior to joining Western Alliance, Mr. Haught was Managing Partner for Financial Services with The Exequor Group since July 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he was Senior Vice President/Global Head of Capital for State Street Corporation. 

Mr. Haught began his banking career with 12 years at RBS Citizens, including assignments in London, Boston and Providence covering lending, modeling, asset liability management, and capital planning. 

Prior to entering banking, he spent eight years as a United States Naval Officer. Mr. Haught, who holds designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM), graduated from the University of Rochester and earned an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.