Michael Walker Joins Citizens Financial Group

PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Further strengthening its growing presence in California, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) today announced that Michael Walker has joined the company to lead its team serving middle market companies across the state. 

Walker, based in San Francisco, has more than 45 years of banking experience and most recently served as head of City National Bank’s national commercial banking enterprise. Prior to that, he was U.S. Bank’s market president of the Northern California region for 10 years.

“Michael’s strong relationships, along with his leadership qualities and experience, will help accelerate our growth in the important California market,” said Steve Woods, head of corporate banking at Citizens. “We look forward to providing more of our best-in-class ideas and solutions to the California business community.”

With nearly 270 colleagues across the state, Citizens continues to invest in top talent and solutions to support California’s businesses and residents. Walker will join Citizens’ commercial banking leadership team based in California, including Citizens JMP CEO and California President Mark Lehmann and West/Midwest Mid-Corporate Leader David Musicant. Walker’s hiring follows the recent addition of a team of top California-based wealth managers to complement a major private banking presence in Northern California.

Citizens is a trusted strategic and financial adviser, consistently delivering clear and objective advice. The Citizens approach puts clients first by offering great ideas combined with thorough market knowledge and excellent execution, to help our clients enhance their business and reach their potential. For more information, please visit the Citizens website.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $220.4 billion in assets as of March 31, 2024. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a full-service customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,300 ATMs and approximately 1,000 branches in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.