11/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2020 19:34
Brings comprehensive lending experience including extensive wine industry expertise
Bank of Marin has named Marshall Graves as Senior Vice President, Regional Commercial Banking Manager and Wine Team Lead for Sonoma County and the Central Coast. Mr. Graves will focus on growing the Bank's customer base by building lasting banking relationships with local commercial and wine-related businesses. He will direct business development activities and oversee loan structuring and underwriting, leading a team that includes Jennifer Ruggles, VP, Senior Portfolio Manager and Sean McDonald, VP, Relationship Manager in Sonoma County and Michael Brughelli, VP, Market Officer on the Central Coast.
With 15 years of banking and lending experience, Mr. Graves was most recently a Senior Commercial Banking Officer in Bank of Marin's Wine Industry Group, where he assisted wineries and other wine-related businesses with financing needs that include inventory & accounts receivable financing, vineyard development/ redevelopment, construction, and real estate acquisition.
'I'm delighted that Marshall is now leading our commercial banking efforts in Sonoma County,' said Tim Myers, EVP, Chief Operating Officer. 'His experience in lending, business development and relationship management will allow us to further develop our presence and commitment in this important region, as he and his team also continue to expand and grow our portfolio of wine-related businesses in the North Bay and the Central Coast.'
Mr. Graves earned his BS in Psychology from Old Dominion University and graduated from the Wine Executive Program at the University of California, Davis. He is currently working toward his Executive MBA in Wine Business at Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute. He has been active in several non-profit organizations including Junior Achievement, and HomeStretch, whose programs guide working homeless families with minor children toward increased self-reliance and stability.