Julian L. Fruhling

Managing Director, Commercial Banking

(480) 998-6538



Julian L. Fruhling is managing director, commercial banking, for Alliance Bank of Arizona, where his team provides financing for medium-sized businesses owned by private equity firms and private wealth/family office firms.

With more than 30 years of commercial lending experience, Mr. Fruhling held C-level and EVP posts at community and regional banks before joining Alliance Bank of Arizona in 2012. He is a past president of the Arizona Bankers Association and a past board chair for Honorhealth, an integrated health system in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Mr. Fruhling earned his pilot’s license in 1975 and is a commercial-rated pilot with more than 2,000 hours of flight time. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Illinois.

About Us

Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 2003, Alliance Bank of Arizona offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Greater Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Arizona’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Alliance Bank’s wide-ranging commitment to giving back to its communities earned the prestigious 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Phoenix Business Journal. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019.