Division CEOBank of Nevada & First Independent Bank
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.
Western Alliance Bank
With more than $50 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. The company is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020, ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year and was named #1 Best Emerging Regional Bank per Bank Director’s 2022 RankingBanking study. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps clients realize their ambitions with teams of experienced bankers and mortgage experts who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of customized loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, including blockchain-based offerings. Business clients also benefit from a powerful array of specialized financial services that provide strong expertise and tailored solutions for a wide variety of industries and sectors. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking brands and has offices in key markets nationwide.