President & Chief Executive Officer
“We want to evolve banking traditions by championing responsiveness to clients, applying common sense to banking and encouraging curiosity to think out of the box.”
Wendy has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Most recently, she was an Executive Vice President at East West Bank, responsible for the Bank’s Commercial and Consumer Businesses in the U.S. During her tenure, she was instrumental in helping the bank grow from $22B to $36B in total assets. She also helped build de novo lending business units in several new industry sectors and in new geographies, including the Greater New York area and Texas.
Prior to East West, Wendy was a Managing Director at Deloitte LLP, where she managed its U.S./China cross-border M&A business. She started her banking career with JP Morgan Chase and held various management positions at both Chase and Citi.
Wendy is a recipient of numerous industry honors, including “50 Most Important People in Commercial Real Estate Finance” by the Mortgage Observer and frequently invited to speak at industry forums and media programs including CNBC.
Wendy is a member of
- Board of Trustees of Friends of UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund)
- Rutgers University’s Board of Overseers
- Dean’s Advisory Board at Douglass College
B.A. in Economics, Rutgers University