Bita Ardalan is managing director and head of the Commercial Banking Group at Union Bank, N.A., which includes Business Banking and Middle Market Commercial Lending.
The Commercial Banking Group provides financial expertise to commercial clients including but not limited to: debt financing, depository and cash management, global trade, foreign currency exposure, interest rate and commodity management, syndications, private placements, high grade & high yield financing, securitizations, structured finance, leasing, mezzanine financing, ratings advisory, and private banking services across a broad range of industries.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Ardalan served as the head of Middle Market Banking. Previously, she founded and oversaw the bank\'s National Specialized Lending Group, including commercial finance, environmental services, non-profits, healthcare, aerospace and defense, public finance, and funds finance which supports the needs of sponsored investment funds, including bridge capital and subscription facilities.
Ms. Ardalan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Williams College. She has completed numerous Executive Education Programs in corporate finance, leadership, strategic planning and finance at the Kellogg School for Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Ardalan is a frequent speaker and author on senior financing related topics.
She currently serves on the Iranian-American Women\'s advisory board, as an Ambassador for the Looking Beyond Foundation, and as a Board Member for the Town Hall, Los Angeles. Ms. Ardalan is also a member of the Young President\'s Organization (YPO Gold) Santa Monica Bay Chapter, and the Jonathan Town & Beach Club.