Costa Mesa, CA – Bridge Bank today announced that Abby Walls has joined the company as a vice president, relationship manager for the Corporate Banking Group in Bridge Bank’s Southern California office in Costa Mesa. Bridge Bank offers customized financial solutions for businesses, along with a highly personalized banking experience.

“Abby joins Bridge Bank’s Southern California Corporate Banking group to help manage and expand our commercial banking relationships,” said Caroline Harkins, Southern California senior vice president and region director. “She brings over 20 years of banking expertise to the position and is a skilled and client-focused banker. Abby’s background includes corporate, asset based and technology lending - a diverse background that fits well with Bridge Bank’s business banking focus. I am extremely pleased to have her representing Bridge Bank in the marketplace,” Harkins added.

Abby’s prior experience includes senior relationship manager roles with First Bank and California Bank & Trust. She also served as a relationship manager in the Technology & Life Science Division at Comerica Bank in Los Angeles, as well as a relationship manager with Silicon Valley Bank in Atlanta.

“I am happy to be given the opportunity to use my experience in technology lending, asset based lending and corporate banking, all in one place,” said Walls. “I look forward to helping Bridge Bank expand its presence in Southern California and to grow the portfolio of corporate banking clients.”


ABOUT BRIDGE BANK

Bridge Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Bridge Bank was founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley to offer a better way to bank for small-market and middle-market businesses across many industries, as well as emerging technology companies and the private equity community. Geared to serving both venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, Bridge Bank offers a broad scope of financial solutions including growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, sustainable energy project finance, venture debt, treasury management, asset-based lending, SBA and commercial real estate loans, ESOP finance and a full line of international products and services. Based in San Jose, Bridge Bank has eight offices in major markets across the country along with Western Alliance Bank's robust national platform of specialized financial 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 ranks #4 on the Forbes 2017 "Best Banks in America" list.
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