Bank Leumi USA announced the appointment of David Paulson as Chief Banking Officer. Paulson will report directly to Avner Mendelson, Leumi president and CEO. He replaces Shawn McGowen, who will remain with Leumi in an advisory role.
Paulson will be responsible for overseeing the U.S. commercial and U.S. private banking businesses at Leumi, where he will focus on the bank’s growth strategy and the overall client experience. He has more than three decades of industry experience as a corporate and commercial banker and was most recently executive vice president, head of wholesale banking at United Bank, where he led the bank’s commercial banking, commercial real estate, business banking and cash management lines of business, with a focus on identifying expansion opportunities, new product and technology solutions, and recruiting initiatives
Prior to United Bank, Paulson was employed with Santander Bank N.A., serving as managing director and commercial banking executive vice president. Paulson earned his MBA from Cornell University and received a BA in Political Science and International Economics from the University of Connecticut.
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