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Hernan Hernandez

Hernan Hernandez

Hernan Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, at City National Bank.� Hernan directs financial institution mergers and acquisitions for the bank.� He is also responsible for overall budgeting, corporate development and financial analysis functions. He is on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Conservancy; a non-profit organization that works to preserve the historic architectural resources of Los Angles.� He is a member and former board member of Financial Executives International Los Angeles Chapter; a non-profit professional affiliation organization.Hernan joined City National Bank from Comerica Bank in Los Angeles, where he was First Vice President and Manager of Finance since 1997. In addition to serving as a key strategic analyst in the Comerica merger with Imperial Bank, he was responsible for accounting, strategic planning, earnings forecasts, measurement and analysis of profit/cost center performance, asset/liability hedging strategies and customer profitability management.Before that, Hernan worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Los Angeles for six years as a commissioned bank examiner and capital markets specialist. �He led teams charged with ensuring the financial integrity of commercial banks and thrifts, and compliance with Community Reinvestment Act and Bank Secrecy Act disciplines.Corporate Development Accomplishments:Recommend merger and acquisition candidates using forecasting models, identifying synergies, and exposing potential risk.� Lead investment banker in the acquisition of failed Imperial Capital Bank (not related to Imperial Bank), 1st Pacific Bank, Sun West Bank, Nevada Commerce Bank by City National Bank from the FDIC in a loss sharing assisted arrangement; assumed over $4 billion in assets and recognized $72 million pretax gain with zero capital outlay for the institution.Lead investment banker on the acquisition of First American Equipment Finance in 2012; a nation-wide specialty leasing company in Rochester, NY with 100 employees.Key strategic analyst in the Comerica/Imperial Bank merger working directly with investment bankers and head of Comerica�s merger and acquisitions group; recognized $785 million gain on the $1.3 billion transaction.�Member of the lead finance team responsible for the public offering of Official Payments Corporation; recognized a $100+ million gain from $3.5 million investment.�Member of team charged with strategic divisional and corporate reorganization at Comerica Bank.� Results of study led to capital expansion in California.� Organized strategic sale of several bank business units; sold two divisions and recognized a $14 million gain.Research, analyze, and present financial engineering techniques to enhance capital planning and return on equity.� Strategies include issuing subordinated debt, trust-preferred securities, hybrid structures, and other investment vehicles.He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE.