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John Guedry

Division CEO

John Guedry is Division CEO of the Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank, divisions of Western Alliance Bank. Mr. Guedry has 35+ years of experience in financial services and related industries in Nevada.

Prior to joining Bank of Nevada in August 2011, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Business Bank of Nevada until it was purchased in 2007 by City National Bank, where he remained as Executive Vice President before joining CB Richard Ellis as a Managing Partner.

Mr. Guedry serves as a board and executive committee member of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber, Public Education Foundation, Council for a Better Nevada and the Las Vegas Bowl. He is also a past Chairman of the Nevada Bankers Association and Las Vegas Metro Chamber, as well as a former Board of Trustee for the UNLV Foundation and Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, among others.  

A native of New Orleans, Mr. Guedry moved to Las Vegas with his family in 1974. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

About Us

First Independent Bank

First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored business banking solutions and outstanding service, with offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon. As part of $65 billion Western Alliance Bancorporation — ranked #1 top-performing large bank with assets greater than $50 billion in 2021 by both American Banker and Bank Director — First Independent Bank has the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.