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City National Hires New Head of Private Banking For its Orange County and San Diego Regions

January 3, 2018

City National Hires New Head of Private Banking For its Orange County and San Diego Regions

IRVINE, CA – City National Bank, California’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that it has hired David Ohanian as senior vice president and regional manager for the Private Banking Division in Orange County and San Diego.  Ohanian joins City National with over 21 years of experience in the banking and finance industry.

In his new role with City National, Ohanian will be responsible for managing the Private Banking offices in both Orange County and San Diego.  Ohanian and his highly skilled Private Banking team provides tailored solutions for high-net-worth families, business owners, corporate executives, as well as professionals and their firms, challenging and solving for their unique goals and objectives.  He and his colleagues also work closely with other areas of the bank to deliver an unparalled experience, including Personal and Business Banking’s 11 branches throughout Orange County and San Diego, Commercial Banking, and Real Estate Banking.

Ohanian and the Private Banking team in Orange County are located at City National’s Regional Center in Irvine at 18111 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 450.  When Ohanian is in San Diego he will work out of the bank’s regional office located at 4275 Executive Square, Suite 750, in La Jolla.  Ohanian reports to Michael Pagano, executive vice president of Private Banking.

“David is a great addition to our seasoned group in Southern California,” Pagano said.  “His depth and breadth of expertise, coupled with his long experience in these communities, will enable him to be a great resource to our clients and colleagues.” 

Ohanian has over 21 years of experience in financial services in California.  He most recently served as managing director for Union Bank’s Private Bank in San Diego prior to joining City National.  During his career, Ohanian has also worked for Comerica, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley. 

Ohanian graduated Cum Laude from California State University Fresno, where he majored in Biology.  His graduate studies include the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton and National University MBA programs.  He is also FINRA licensed. 

Ohanian is actively involved in the community serving as a current board member of Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.  He is a past board member of Metro San Diego YMCA and the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.

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About City National

With $48.7 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 73 offices, including 18 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta and Minneapolis. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $62.2 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 35 other countries.

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at

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