Interviews By Category: "Banking"
Women Mean Business host Leisa Holland-Nelson, president of ContentActive, interviews Donna Mittendorf, market manager and SVP of Comerica Bank, who shares her advice for the young bankers.
Russ gets candid with BBVA’s Houston city president Mark Montgomery. BBVA’s European parent is in Spain; could this be a problem for an organization with a major global footprint? Deposits and sponsorships are up, and Houston’s 38 percent growth among middle market clients in the commercial banking sector last year says “no.”
WMB host Leisa Holland-Nelson, president of ContentActive, gives an extended interview with Gina Luna, CEO of commercial banking for JP Morgan Chase and another extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things.
Russ interviews Scott Breimeister, founder and CEO of LoanBox, a financial matchmaker. LoanBox matches borrowers such as a business owner or financial officer with commercial lenders looking to fund specific loans. Scott, a serial entrepreneur with knowledge of both the lender and borrower sides, has created an interesting business model that matches commercial banks and borrowers.
The BusinessMakers conduct a fascinating interview with senior vice president and chief economist of Comerica Inc. Johnson, head of the bank's economics department, gives his often-quoted and thought-provoking perspective on the U.S. economy, presidential candidates, healthcare, where we're headed and other timely controversies.
Today Russ talks with Ralph W. Babb Jr., Chairman and CEO of Comerica Incorporated and Comerica Bank, about why they have decided to relocate their headquarters to Dallas, TX after being based in Detroit, Michigan for 150 years. He believes the move will improve their corporate culture because Texas is centrally located Comerica's markets. They also discuss Comerica's international presence, Ralph's perspective on entrepreneurship in America, and his "ordinary" beginnings.
Manny Mehos founded, built, then sold Coastal Bancorp in 2004. He now has formed Green Bank, with products designed to reward customers who choose service options that reduce waste. Its headquarters building was built to LEED specifications and its stated goal is to become a "carbon neutral" company. The BusinessMakers visit with founder Manny Mehos.
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