NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi Private Bank announced today two new hires based out of California. Masa Sekulic has joined the Beverly Hills office as an Ultra High Net Worth Private Banker. She will report to Rob Laughlin, Regional Market Manager of the Western Region – South for Citi Private Bank. Additionally, the firm has hired Matthew McKenzie as an Investment Finance Generalist Transactor for the Western Region. Mr. McKenzie will be based in Los Angeles and report to Steve Kwei, Investment Finance Region Head for Central, West & Canada, Citi Private Bank.
As an Ultra High Net Worth Private Banker, Ms. Sekulic will be primarily responsible for tailoring wealth management solutions across Citi’s extensive private banking platform for the firm’s Beverly Hills based clients. Previously she was a Private Banker at Deutsche Bank focused on the sports, entertainment and real estate sectors. Prior to that, Ms. Sekulic was a Business Manager at Crowell, Weedon & Co. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Arizona State University and sits on the Board of Directors for Friends of Overland.
“Masa has over 15 years of financial industry experience and her previous roles in private banking, client servicing and asset management make her a great addition to the Beverly Hills team,” said Rob Laughlin.
In Los Angeles, Mr. Mckenzie will leverage his credit analysis experience to create structured credit solutions for high net worth clients. Mr. McKenzie also joins the firm from Deutsche Bank where he served as a Structured Lending Specialist. He previously was a Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. McKenzie holds a Bachelor of Science from Fairfield University and is a CPA in New York State and a CFA Level 2 Candidate.
“We are excited to have Matthew on board and look forward to leveraging his lending background on behalf of our Los Angeles based clients,” said Steve Kwei.
“Both Masa and Matthew’s appointments underscore Citi’s commitment to continuing to serve our West Coast private bank clients. They both bring unique skill sets that complement our private banking offerings,” said Halé Behzadi, Global Market Manager – Western Region, Citi Private Bank. “We have deep and extensive roots in Southern California and this region continues to be a strategic focus for the Private Bank,” she continued.
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