- Fernando Pérez-Hickman-Chairman
Fernando Pérez-Hickman is the Chairman of the Board of Sabadell United Bank and Managing Director of Sabadell Americas. He began his professional career in 1991 at McKinsey & Company, a strategic consulting firm. In 1998, he joined Banco Central Hispano (BCH) as Director of International private banking and Chief Executive Officer of BCH USA, located in New York. In 1999, he joined Banco Santander International in Miami, Florida as Managing Director, where he supervised a $35 billion AUM business. In 2007, Pérez-Hickman joined Banco Sabadell as Managing Director of Sabadell Americas.Pérez -Hickman is a member of the Board of Directors for the Miami Children’s Health Foundation and serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee, Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Chairman of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce, and a board member for the Spain-Florida Foundation 500 Years. Pérez-Hickman has a business degree from the University of Alicante and a Master of Science in Management degree from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- Mario Trueba-Chief Executive Officer
Mario Trueba is the CEO of Sabadell United Bank. In 1984, he entered the banking industry with the Flagship/SunBank merger. In 1989, he joined United National Bank and was instrumental in its sale in 1998 to Mellon Financial, becoming Mellon United National Bank (MUNB). Trueba ran Mellon’s Wealth Management business in Florida and also served as MUNB’s CEO, President and board member. He then led the divestiture of MUNB to Banco Sabadell, creating Sabadell United Bank in early 2010. He is involved in many community organizations.
Mario is past Chair of the prestigious Leadership Florida Organization and currently serves on the Orange Bowl Committee and its Board, in addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas University. Trueba graduated from St. Thomas University with a degree in Psychology and Secondary Education, and earned a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Florida International University.
- Dwight Hill-President
Dwight Hill is the President of Sabadell United Bank. Dwight has over 35 years of financial advisory experience. His community involvement includes serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of WLRN and serving on the Board of Directors at the American Red Cross of Miami. He serves on the board of the Florida Bankers Association and is past Chairman of the development committee at Carrfour Supportive Housing. Dwight received a B.S.B.A. degree in economics from the University of Florida.
- Jordi Torras-CFO
Jordi is the Chief Financial Officer for Sabadell Americas. Jordi has more than 20 years of banking experience. He joined Sabadell in 1988 and has had experience in different markets, countries and economic environments. He has led merger and integration projects, including system conversions and reorganizations in the U.S. market. He also has several years of experience in health and casualty insurance. Jordi graduated from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona with a degree in economics and management, as well as an MBA.
- Arnau Llopart-COO
Arnau Llopart is the Chief Operating Officer for Sabadell United Bank. He began his career in 2002 as R&D and marketing intern at Hewlett-Packard in Barcelona. Arnau then worked at Infineon Technologies as a junior consultant for Center of Organizational Excellence in Germany. From Germany, Arnau moved to Spain and worked at Valldoreix Consulting as a CRM consultant. His career took a leap forward upon joining Banco Sabadell Group in 2007 where he served as corporate marketing campaign manager at Banco Sabadell. In 2011, Arnau became the Senior Vice President for Project and Change Management at Sabadell Americas Regional. After studying at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain for his Master of Science and Engineering Degree in Telecommunications, he finished his Business Administration in Technology Specialization at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Afterwards, he took up an Executive MBA and International Modules at Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) in Spain where he studied various courses in different countries including USA, China, and France. In 2015, Arnau received his Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- Maurici Llado-Commercial Banking
Maurici is the Executive Vice President responsible for commercial, middle-market and corporate banking at Sabadell Americas. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, working for Spanish banks such as Banco Santander, Banco Atlantico and Banco Sabadell. Maurici has been with Sabadell Americas for the past 17 years, including serving as the Regional Manager of South America's southern cone overseeing six countries, and serving as General Manager for the international branches of Banco Atlantico and Banco Sabadell in Miami. Since 2008, he has been dedicated to the development of Sabadell Americas' corporate banking business. Maurici has a broad expertise that encompasses international and domestic banking and functionally, corporate, commercial and correspondent banking, as well as project finance. Maurici holds a bachelor's degree in law from the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain.
- Julian Fernandez-International Banking
Julian Fernandez has over 22 years of experience in International Banking. He worked for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. for 16 years, holding executive management positions both in the United States and abroad. Julian joined Banco Sabadell in 2008 and is currently the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Office and Head of International Private Banking. Julian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Julian was a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) from 2010 to 2013.
- Orlando Roche-Regional President
Orlando Roche is the Regional President of Sabadell Bank & Trust Miami-Dade County. He is responsible for overseeing private banking, wealth management and fiduciary services within the region. Mr. Roche has over 26 years of experience in private wealth management. Prior to joining Sabadell, Mr. Roche was a Senior Banking Officer at Northern Trust, responsible for all private banking in Miami-Dade County. Prior to Northern Trust, Mr. Roche spent a number of years as the Vice President of Commercial Banking and Private Banking at SunTrust Bank. An active member of his community, Mr. Roche is a member of the Florida International University Foundation, the Belen Jesuit Prep Advisory Board, and the University of Miami Business School Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and a trustee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Originally from Havana, Cuba, Mr. Roche was raised in Miami and is currently located in Sabadell’s Miami office. He earned a BBA from Florida International University with a major in Finance and Economics.
- Debra Vasilopoulos-Regional President
Debra is the Regional President of Sabadell Bank & Trust, Palm Beach County, where she is responsible for overseeing all areas of the private banking and wealth management divisions in our Palm Beach and North Palm Beach offices. Debra has over 30 years of private banking and wealth management experience. Prior to joining Sabadell, Debra served as the Regional Lending Director and Senior Vice President of OffitBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wachovia Bank. Ms. Vasilopoulos resides in Tequesta, and is currently located in Sabadell's Palm Beach office.
- Kerry Edwards-Market Executive, Naples & Sarasota
Kerry Edwards is Wealth Management Director and Senior Vice President at Sabadell Bank and Trust. She is responsible for designing and implementing customized wealth strategies for high net worth individuals, families, institutions, foundations and non-profit organizations.
Kerry, an accomplished portfolio manager with more than 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, has earned professional designations as a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and Chartered Financial Consultant. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Minor in Economics and History from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.
- Kyle Keith-Market Executive, Tampa
Kyle Keith is Market Executive for Sabadell United Bank in the Tampa, Florida office. He is responsible for growing Sabadell's presence throughout the Tampa Bay region as well as all aspects of the bank's operations, while continuing to provide financial expertise and service to existing clients through a team of banking professionals. Kyle leads a team of professionals focused around commercial banking, wealth management, as well as consumer and private banking.
With more than 25 years of banking experience, Kyle has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to a wide variety of commercial, corporate and small business clients. He is an active participant in the business community with membership in the Association of Corporate Growth, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tampa Alumni, and serves on the University of Tampa Board of Fellows. Kyle is also actively involved in various community-based organizations including Ambassador Committee member for Metropolitan Ministries, Advisory Board Member of the South Tampa YMCA, and Governance Board Member of the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA. He was also recently appointed as Advisory Member to the National Committee on Membership Standards for YMCA of the USA. Kyle earned a B.A. in Finance from Loyola University in Maryland in 1992.