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Bob Cerminaro

Division CEO Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank

Bob Cerminaro serves as division CEO of Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank, divisions of Western Alliance Bank. Mr. Cerminaro has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

A veteran of the banking industry, Bob has served in a variety of senior-level commercial, corporate and investment banking leadership roles at Santander Bank, KeyBank, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Most recently, Bob was managing director and head of mid-corporate banking for Santander Bank leading all strategic efforts including segmentation and national expansion. As a member of the senior operating committee and executive leadership team, Bob was instrumental in executing various marketing, business development, transformation and risk management initiatives as part of the Group’s overall U.S. strategy.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh where he was a scholarship athlete, a certificate in finance from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree from St. John’s University. 

Prior to his relocation to Las Vegas, Bob resided in Darien, Connecticut with his wife and four children. He is active with several community and national development activities to include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Special Olympics, as well as has served on several boards.       

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With more than $70 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions and consumer products, all delivered with outstanding service by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director and receiving #1 rankings on Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Midcap 2023-2024 for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Company Board of Directors and Best Investor Relations Team. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands with offices in key markets nationwide.