Roland Valdivieso Hired To Lead Professional Bank Into WPB Area

Roland Valdivieso

Professional Bank, a Coral Gables-based community bank operating in the tri-county region of Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward, recently announced that Roland Valdivieso has been hired as senior vice president and market leader for West Palm Beach.

Valdivieso will lead Professional Bank’s initiative to expand its presence in Palm Beach County as it looks to open a loan production office in the greater West Palm Beach market. West Palm Beach will be Professional Bank’s third location in Palm Beach County, having opened a loan production office in Boca Raton and a full-service branch in Palm Beach Gardens in 2017.

A lifelong South Florida resident, Valdivieso’s 19 years of commercial banking experience started at SunTrust Bank. Most recently, Valdivieso served as a senior relationship manager with First Republic Bank, where he was charged with growing the bank’s Florida presence by focusing on nonprofit, private equity and commercial real estate clients. Prior to First Republic, Valdivieso held various roles in the middle market, commercial and industrial lending groups with TD Bank and Bank United in Palm Beach and Broward counties

Valdivieso’s extensive background in banking includes C&I lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate lending, construction lending, SBA lending and international lending, as well as providing private banking and cash management solutions to his clients.

“Roland is a seasoned commercial banker who embodies the market knowledge, expertise and character required to establish Professional Bank’s presence in one of South Florida’s fastest-growing business communities,” said Abel Iglesias, president and CEO of Professional Bank. “Roland is a great addition to the leadership team, and we are delighted to have him join the Professional Bank family.”

Professional Bank is a community bank specializing in construction, residential and commercial real estate financing, as well as business loans and lines of credit, including SBA. The banking needs of Professional Bank’s clients are served through a full offering of deposit products, cash management services, online and mobile banking. Professional Bank operates three full-service branches in Coral Gables, South Miami and Palm Beach Gardens, and two loan production offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. Founded in 2008, Professional Bank has grown to more than $500 million in assets.

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