Denver is an exciting market for PNC, with opportunities for continued growth on both civic and business fronts,” said Louis R. Cestello, executive vice president and head of PNC’s Regional Markets. “The Denver leadership team is well-equipped for success with Ryan and Bremmer’s deep banking experience and commitment to clients, coupled with Ellen’s significant local expertise and dedication to the community.
DENVER, May 23, 2018 – PNC Bank, N.A. today announced the local leadership team for its new Denver region led by regional president, Ryan Beiser. Joining Beiser is Bremmer Kneib, head of Corporate Banking and Ellen Sandberg, director of Client and Community Relations.
Last July, the company announced expansion plans to introduce its local leadership model to Denver, a market where PNC Corporate & Institutional Banking already has a significant presence through its national businesses, including PNC Real Estate, PNC Business Credit and the Diversified Industries Group.
“Denver is an exciting market for PNC, with opportunities for continued growth on both civic and business fronts,” said Louis R. Cestello, executive vice president and head of PNC’s Regional Markets. “The Denver leadership team is well-equipped for success with Ryan and Bremmer’s deep banking experience and commitment to clients, coupled with Ellen’s significant local expertise and dedication to the community.”
Beiser is relocating to Denver from PNC’s Washington, D.C. market, where he most recently served as the chief operating officer for PNC’s corporate and commercial banking groups. During his time as COO, he was instrumental in co-leading the expansion of the company’s corporate banking franchise, including PNC’s previous expansion into Dallas, Kansas City and the Twin Cities in 2017. He joined the company in 2001 and has served in various management roles during his tenure at PNC. Beiser earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Vincent College and a MBA from the University of Maryland.
Kneib is currently a PNC corporate banker based in Washington, D.C. and will relocate to Denver, where he will establish the bank’s business development efforts supporting middle market and large companies. He has been with PNC for over 10 years, and during that time has supported a multitude of clients and industries ranging from family-owned and operated businesses to publicly traded multi-billion dollar corporations. Kneib earned bachelor’s degrees in business and political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from Penn State.
Sandberg will serve as the Client and Community Relations director, where she will be responsible for PNC’s strategic brand alignment and philanthropic initiatives. She comes to PNC from Jacobs Engineering (formerly CH2M) in Denver. In her prior role, Sandberg was responsible for overseeing community investment, securing charitable partnerships and launching programming such as STEM education initiatives and sustainable communities. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego.
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
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