Dillan Knudson, Head of Commercial Banking for Arizona at Western Alliance Bank, has served business banking clients with dedication since beginning his career in Phoenix. He brings to his role experience garnered from 16 years in credit, sales, management and executive leadership roles in banking organizations across the Southwest.
Prior to joining Western Alliance Bank, Mr. Knudson served as Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking at PNC Bank in Austin, where he executed the Bank’s local strategic growth initiatives after PNC’s acquisition of BBVA USA in 2021. He returned to Phoenix — where he launched his career— after holding several leadership positions at BBVA USA throughout the Southwest, including Market CEO for Houston, which housed BBVA USA’s domestic headquarters.
Mr. Knudson earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and completed the Executive Education Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
Western Alliance Bank
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.