Managing Director, Commercial Banking
Matthew (Matt) James is managing director and group leader of the C&I Banking Team for Alliance Bank of Arizona, where he focuses on serving medium-sized businesses owned by founders, private equity firms and private wealth/family office firms. Mr. James provides an array of financing for business expansions, partner buyouts, private equity-backed transactions, quick-service restaurant franchisees and more.
As a leader for the C&I team, one of the bank's core groups, he works with organizations to tailor their financing and business objectives and help them with cash management needs. Among the specific areas of focus, the group provides cash flow and equipment-backed term loans, asset-backed lines of credit, and commercial real estate mortgages.
A third-generation Arizonan dedicated to serving Fresh Start Women's Foundation, the iconic Fiesta Bowl Committee, and the Arizona Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, James graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Economics in 2002.
Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their 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 has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.