AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA USA announced today that it has named Luisa Gavino Martinez as its new Commercial Relationship Manager, where she will be tasked with managing and developing a robust portfolio of commercial and Global Wealth clients in the Austin market.
Martinez comes to the bank after a solid 17-year run with a competing financial institution, holding the position of business banking manager for the last five years. Overall, she has almost 20 years of experience in the business industry.
"Luisa's longevity and wealth of knowledge in the banking industry will be key components to our operation in Austin," said BBVA USA Austin CEO Dillan Knudson. "Our presence in this market is significant to the bank's overall bottom line, and we're eager to see Luisa's expertise help both our continued success and enhance the services we provide for our clients. We are steadily building a top-notch team of banking professionals in Austin, and Luisa is further evidence of that."
During her time as a business banking manager, Martinez led a team of business relationship managers who served businesses that had annual sales from $5 to $50 million. Before that position, she was a senior business relationship manager for ten years.
Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and Latino studies from Stanford University, and also holds a master's in sociology from the same institution. Luisa holds a bevy of recognitions and community involvement hours, including her graduation from the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Program, her time as a board member of PeopleFund, and her service as board chair for the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas - Austin Chapter.
For more financial information about BBVA in the U.S., visit bbva.investorroom.com.
BBVA (BBVA) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market and is the largest financial institution in Mexico. It has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. It is also the leading shareholder in Turkey's BBVA Garanti. BBVA's purpose is to bring the age of opportunities to everyone, based on our customers' real needs: provide the best solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions, through an easy and convenient experience. The institution rests in solid values: Customer comes first, we think big and we are one team. BBVA's responsible banking model aspires to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable society.
In the U.S., BBVA is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 641 branches, including 329 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 17 in New Mexico. The bank ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). In the U.S., BBVA has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 8th nationally in terms of dollar volume of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2018.
View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bbva-usa-hires-luisa-gavino-martinez-as-commercial-relationship-manager-in-austin-market-300922582.html