Senior Vice President, Managing Director
Ashan Perera serves as senior vice president, managing director the gaming national specialty banking group for Western Alliance Bank. Through his role, Mr. Perera travels throughout the United States building relationships and assisting gaming organizations with their merger, acquisition and growth capital needs.
Mr. Perera possesses over 20 years of finance and corporate banking experience and has become a trusted advisor to gaming company owners, tribal gaming enterprises private equity firms and executives. Prior to joining the Bank of Nevada team in 2018, he served as the managing director at Mutual of Omaha bank, overseeing the institution’s corporate and gaming portfolio nationwide.
Mr. Perera has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has a Master’s of Business Administration from Tulane University.
Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. In a first among Nevada financial institutions, Bank of Nevada in 2018 earned the Community Commitment Award for Financial Education from the American Bankers Association Foundation for its work with Title I schools through the Green Our Planet organization. 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.