Banking Veteran Mark Sunderland Tasked With Commercial Banking Business Development and Relationship Management for BBVA Compass

Jun 02, 2010, 09:59 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BBVA Compass announced that 30-year banking veteran, Mark Sunderland, has been appointed senior vice president and relationship manager for the bank's Commercial Banking unit in Denver.  As senior vice president and relationship manager, Sunderland will focus on business development and relationship management with companies which have revenues up to $1.5 billion in the Denver metro area.  


"BBVA Compass is thrilled to have a banking veteran like Mark join our Commercial Banking unit," said John Krusoe, BBVA Compass Denver city president. "Mark has a wealth of experience in Commercial Banking and has worked hard on developing strong relationships with leading Colorado-based companies across a variety of industries, including the information technology and business service sectors."

A longtime Colorado resident, Sunderland graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. Following successful stints with international and domestic banks in California, Sunderland returned to Colorado in 1996, where he worked for KeyBanc Capital Markets on two separate occasions, from 1996 through 2005 and again in 2007 through 2009.  

Sunderland resides in Littleton, Colorado with wife Liz and three sons.  


BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial services company that operates 724 branches including 387 in Texas, 92 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 36 in Colorado and 22 in New Mexico. Compass is among the top 15 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (3rd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website

BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of Compass Bancshares, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a financial services group with more than $765 billion in total assets, 48 million clients, 7,500 branches and approximately 104,000 employees in more than 30 countries. BBVA ranks among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the world based on market capitalization and 20th in Global Finance magazine's list of the "World's 50 Safest Banks" for 2009. BBVA provides its customers around the world with a full range of financial services, including commercial and wholesale banking, retail banking services, consumer loans, mortgages, credit cards, securities brokerage, wealth management, pension plan management and insurance. The BBVA Group maintains a leadership position in Spain, Mexico, Latin America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States as well as operations in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank. Compass Bank, member FDIC.