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Martha Henderson is executive vice president and manager of City National Bank’s Entertainment Division. Ms. Henderson, who joined the bank in 1983, has managed the division for the past 25 years. She oversees a team of 190 entertainment banking professionals in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville and Atlanta, and more than $4 billion in loans and $8 billion in deposits.
Under her leadership, City National’s Entertainment Division has been recognized by the entertainment industry as the leader in providing personal financial services to business managers, talent agencies and entertainment law firms. In 2014, Ms. Henderson was honored as one the 50 most powerful executives in the industry by Billboard at the Women in Music Awards. In 2010, Ms. Henderson was the only banker to have been named by Variety magazine to its list of the top 50 most influential women in the entertainment industry. In 2011, she was again recognized by Variety as one of the top dealmakers.
Ms. Henderson resides in Beverly Hills, CA, and is a native of the South Bay area. She is a member of City National’s Executive Committee. She serves as a board member of the Friends of The Saban Free Clinic and as Co-Chair of The Geffen Playhouse.