Opus Bank recently hired Michael Milik as the new senior managing director, Los Angeles Market Leader.
Milik, a banking veteran for 17 years, will lead Opus’ expansion of its commercial and corporate client base, as well as leading, managing and growing the company’s Commercial Banking division’s impact and presence in the greater Los Angeles metro market.
“We look forward to Michael’s contributions as Opus continues to further build its commercial banking client base in Los Angeles’ diverse and vibrant markets," Jim Haney, Opus Bank’s executive vice president, Head of Commercial Banking, said.
Milik joins Opus Bank from First Citizens Bank, where he most recently served as senior vice president, Area Manager of Commercial Banking. During his stint at First Citizens, he was named the Top Commercial Banking Manager for the last four years. He also served there as vice president, Commercial Lender, where he also earned the Top Lender Award in 2011 and 2012. He joined First Citizens in 2006 and first served as vice president, Financial Sales Manager.
Before joining First Citizens, he worked as vice president, Sales Development Consultant at Wells Fargo Bank. It was there where he began his banking career back in 2001 when he was first hired as a business banking specialist and later was assistant vice president, Branch Manager.
Milik has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University in Pomona. He is also a chief fundraising officer for Holy Resurrection Church, as well as an event organizer and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and a volunteer at the City of Hope and St. John's Youth Club.