Michelle Di Gangi

Executive Vice President, Head of Small Business & Medium Enterprise at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

Michelle Di Gangi

Michelle Di Gangi

Executive Vice President, Head of Small Business & Medium Enterprise at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California

Biography

Michelle Di Gangi joined San Francisco based Bank of the West in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise Banking. She manages small and medium-size business banking activities across Bank of the West’s 19 state footprint including Business Banking activities, SBA lending, SME Construction Lending, underwriting and loan operations, and strategy for distribution through the bank'’s retail banking network.

In 2016 and 2017, Di Gangi was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in banking by American Banker as part of its prestigious Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance program. In 2014 and 2017, Di Gangi, along with nine other female Bank of the West executives, also received a Top Teams award from American Banker. In addition, the San Francisco Business Times recognized Di Gangi in its 2010 - 2016 lists of the Bay Area's Most Influential Women in Business.

Di Gangi has over 25 years of experience in commercial, small business and business banking strategies, credit administration policies and procedures, and direct management of commercial and business banking. Prior to joining Bank of the West, she was executive vice president and director of commercial banking at Greater Bay Bancorp, in East Palo Alto, Calif. There she was responsible for building and leading a team focused on finding new lending opportunities and other business development initiatives.

Michelle began her banking career with Wells Fargo's Commercial Banking group serving in various roles including as credit and loan team manager. She later moved to Wells' Business Banking group where her roles included senior credit officer, area manager in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Executive Vice President and division manager of Bay Area Business Banking.

Business Affiliations:
Co-founder and executive sponsor of Bank of the West's Women's Connection, now MixCity
Co-founder and active participant of Bank of the West's formal mentoring program
Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), board member
Financial Women of San Francisco and the Bay Area (FWA), past committee member
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) National Strategic Advisory Board, past member
National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), past member
East Bay Big Brothers/Big Sisters, past board member
CBA, Small Business Committee, past committee member

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Executive Vice President, Head of Small Business & Medium Enterprise at Bank of the West - San Francisco, California
Education
Graduate Degree

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Undergraduate Degree

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MBA

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

Career History
Executive Vice President, Head of Small Business & Medium Enterprise
Current

Bank of the West operates as a state chartered commercial bank. It offers retail banking, small and medium enterprise banking, pacific rim banking, commercial banking, wealth management, and personal finance. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Director-Business Development & Executive Vice President
2005 - 2013

Greater Bay Bancorp operates as a financial holding company for Greater Bay Bank, National Association, and ABD Insurance and Financial Services that provides commercial banking and financial services. It operates in four segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, Trust Services, and Insurance Brokerage Services. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in East Palo Alto, CA.

Division Manager-Bay Area Business Banking
1983 - Prior

Wells Fargo & Co. is a diversified, community-based financial services company. It is engaged in the provision of banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance. It firm operates through the following segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Banking, Wealth & Investment Management, and Other. The Community Banking segment offers complete line of diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses including checking and savings accounts, credit and debit cards, and automobile, student, and small business lending. The Wholesale Banking segment provides financial solutions to businesses across the United States and globally. The Wealth and Investment Management segment includes personalized wealth management, investment and retirement products and services to clients across U.S. based businesses. The Other segment refers to the products of WIM customers served through community banking distribution channels. The company was founded by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo on March 18, 1852 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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