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City National's mission is to provide the ultimate banking experience for successful entrepreneurs and professionals through an uncommon dedication to extraordinary service, proactive advice and total financial solutions.

Michael Pagano

Executive Vice President
Private Client Services
City National Bank

Michael Pagano

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

Private Client Services offers the full array of tailored services to help wealthy families and individuals grow, preserve and transfer their wealth. The group also specializes in working with professional services firms and select nonprofit organizations. Mr. Pagano has been with City National since 2007, and is a member of the bank's Executive Committee.

Mr. Pagano has worked in the financial services industry since 1985 and has been in wealth management and private banking since 1994. During that time, he has held a range of client-focused and management roles, including new client development, sales management, investment management, strategic planning and integration, and division leadership. Prior to joining City National, Mr. Pagano was with Bank of America's Private Bank as chief administrative officer for the division, based in Boston, and then was the southwest region president based in Los Angeles. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Pagano was with Wells Fargo's Private Bank in San Francisco.

Mr. Pagano is active in the community and serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Performing Arts Center (The Music Center) of Los Angeles and on the board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles.

A native of Colorado, he earned a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Denver.

Mr. Pagano is married with one child and lives in Los Angeles.