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Laird M. Boulden

EVP, President, National Lending Group
Corporate Leadership

Laird M. Boulden is the EVP, President of National Lending and a Director of Pacific Western Bank. Prior to assuming his current role, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Before the Pacific Western Bank and CapitalSource merger in 2014, Mr. Boulden served as the President of CapitalSource Inc. and Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of CapitalSource Bank. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Boulden served as the President of the Corporate Asset Finance group.

Before joining CapitalSource, Mr. Boulden was co-founder of Tygris Commercial Finance, where he served as President of Tygris Asset Finance. Prior to Tygris, Mr. Boulden served as the President and CEO of RBS Asset Finance, Inc., a division of RBS Citizens, N.A. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boulden was a Group President of Heller Financial Inc. He is a long-time member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), previously serving as its Vice Chairman and as a Director and member of its Executive Committee.