Gary Nazare

Senior Managing Director, Business Escrow Services

(602) 296-6637

Gary Nazare is senior managing director, Business Escrow Services Group at Western Alliance Bank, where he leads the team providing escrow, payment and exchange services that leverage leading-edge technology for attorneys, advisers and principals for M&A and other escrow-related deals.

He joined Western Alliance in June 2018 with more than 30 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Western Alliance, Mr. Nazare was the global head of Issuer and Loan Servicing Operations at BNY Mellon, which he joined following a 10-year tenure at JP Morgan.

Mr. Nazare graduated from William Paterson University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. While in college he was a four-year member of the varsity football team, as well as captain. He currently serves as a board member for the university’s Cotsakos College of Business and remains active in the school’s Pesce Family Mentoring Institute as both mentor and guest speaker. As well, Mr. Nazare serves as a non-executive lead director for Ortho-tag, a start-up medical device company.

About Business Escrow Services

Business Escrow Services, a national specialty banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, is a trusted resource for leading law firms, investment bankers and corporate finance firms. The group’s in-depth experience combines with expert personalized service and innovative banking options to meet the needs of clients nationwide. The group tailors services for mergers and acquisitions, private placements, indemnification, or business escrow requiring paying agent services. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020. A national presence with a regional footprint, Western Alliance Bank operates individually branded, full-service banking divisions and has offices in key markets nationwide.