Business lending is at the core of Union Bank’s long legacy in California and Cathy’s reputation as a respected and effective leader will be extremely valuable to our team as we continue to offer customized financial solutions for clients
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
Union Bank, N.A., today announced that Catherine G. Kulkin has joined the company as a risk executive in the Business Banking group. Reporting to Executive Vice President and Head of Business Banking Todd Hollander, Kulkin is responsible for managing all aspects of Business Banking risk, which includes leading credit product development and process redesign and reengineering efforts. She is based in Irvine, California.
“Business lending is at the core of Union Bank’s long legacy in California and Cathy’s reputation as a respected and effective leader will be extremely valuable to our team as we continue to offer customized financial solutions for clients,” said Hollander. “Cathy’s extensive experience in business banking and innovation in this segment will be a significant asset as we grow and improve our franchise with an increased focus on business lending.” Union Bank’s Business Banking group serves businesses with up to $15 million in annual revenues and offers a variety of products and services for business owners, including deposit solutions, loans, lines of credit, specialized credit programs and online business products.
A 25-year industry veteran, Kulkin has held a number of key senior risk and operational roles. Previously, she spent four years at Citigroup as managing director and head of Global Commercial Risk Management. Prior to Citigroup, Kulkin served two years as managing director at Automated Financial Systems. Kulkin was also a senior vice president of Business Banking Credit Delivery and head of Wholesale Credit Services for two years at JP Morgan Chase.
Kulkin began her banking career at Wells Fargo Bank, where she worked for 13 years in various positions, including executive vice president of Whole Loan Services, and senior vice president and head of Cash Management Client Services.
Active in her community, Kulkin volunteers with the United Way, the World Figure Skating Association, the Institute for the Underemployed, Women of the World (Harvard) and various community reinvestment groups. She has been the featured speaker for many industry conferences and was nominated one of American Banker magazine’s“25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” in 2009.
Kulkin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Indiana University and is a graduate of the advanced management program from the Harvard Business School.
About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $80.1 billion at June 30, 2011. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 403 full-service branches in California, Washington, Oregon, and Texas, as well as two international offices, on June 30, 2011. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations. Visit http://www.unionbank.com for more information.
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