Michael Pagano

Executive Vice President
Private Banking

Michael Pagano

Michael Pagano is executive vice president of Private Banking for City National Bank, based in Los Angeles.

Private Banking offers the full array of tailored services to help wealthy families grow, preserve and transfer their wealth. In addition, Private Banking has expertise working with professional services firms and select nonprofit organizations. Mr. Pagano has been with City National as head of Private Banking and a member of the bank’s Executive Committee since 2007.

Mr. Pagano has held a range of client-focused and management roles in wealth management and private banking since 1994. Prior to joining City National, Mr. Pagano held roles with Bank of America’s Private Bank in Boston and Los Angeles, becoming southwest region president. He began with Wells Fargo’s Private Bank based in San Francisco.

Active in the community, Mr. Pagano serves on the board of the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles (The Music Center) where he is President of its Leadership Council, and serves on the board of the American Red Cross, Greater Los Angeles Region.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver.