PCBB Continues to Strengthen National Relationship Team

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank (PCBB) announced today two key additions to its regional team in the Midwest, strengthening the company’s position as a national leader in financial services focused on the needs of community banks.

Robert Markey has been appointed first vice president and relationship manager for PCBB and David Murray has been named assistant vice president and relationship manager. The rise in community banks in the Midwest looking for effective solutions has made it necessary for the company to increase its already strong presence in the area and expand its regional team. Based in the Kansas City area, Markey will be responsible for building the company’s relationships and serving as a strategic advisor to community banks in Kansas and Missouri. Murray will join PCBB’s Chicago-based team, working closely with Earl Charneske, the company’s current relationship manager for the Midwest.

Throughout his 35-year career in banking, Markey has worked for multiple community banks located in the Midwest region. Starting with the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Markey worked his way up, holding a variety of positions, from branch manager to commercial loan officer and sales manager to senior vice president. Most recently, Markey served as vice president, financial institution department relationship manager at Union Bank, a position he had previously held at Fifth Third Bank.

“Having worked for more than 35 years with financial institutions inside his new territory and bringing a deep understanding of the Midwestern market, we are confident that Rob will be a valuable addition to our relationship management team,” said Steve Brown, president and chief executive of PCBB. "Rob will be instrumental in supporting the growth of our client base and bringing our solutions to community banks throughout the region.”

Murray’s career in the capital markets arena has spanned multiple asset classes, including exchange traded futures and options, OTC interest rate and currency derivatives and equities. He began his career as a broker on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, where he serviced various types of institutional traders. Subsequently, he spent several years at Bank of America, marketing interest rate and currency derivative strategies to corporate borrowers of the bank. Most recently, Murray worked on the institutional sales desk at First Analysis Securities Corporation, providing equity research to institutional investors and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

“PCBB has seen remarkable growth in our relationships with community banks in the Midwest and knew it was time to expand our efforts in the region,” Brown said. “Dave will be a key player, working alongside Earl and the rest of the Midwest team, as we continue to support community banks in the area and provide an even more personalized experience to both our current and potential customers."

For more information about PCBB, please visit http://www.pcbb.com.

About PCBB

Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank was founded in 1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bancshares and an affiliate company to PCBB Capital Markets, LLC. PCBB is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured member of the Federal Reserve System, serving the interests of independent community banks by providing high-quality, competitively-priced correspondent banking services. All securities are offered through PCBB Capital Markets, a member of FINRA/SIPC.


Sonia Portwood
Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank