PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Steven Zandpour as Regional President for Arizona. Zandpour will be responsible for overseeing a network of 50 BMO Harris locations, and driving growth to deliver the breadth of BMO Harris' retail banking, small business banking and premier services across the state.
Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Head of U.S. Retail Banking for BMO Harris, said, "Steve's energy is contagious. Arizona is an important market for the bank; he knows what customers expect and has the skills and determination to grow our business in the region."
"The economic health of Arizona is definitely improving and the long term outlook is positive," said Zandpour. "This positive outlook, combined with our solid business plan, provides us a great opportunity for growth and I look forward to help lead the charge," he added.
Hired by BMO Harris in 2013 as President for the North Shore Market of the Chicago region, Zandpour led his team to become a top five producer for the bank in the U.S.
Zandpour brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the position, including; Commercial Credit, Commercial Relationship Officer, and Financial Center Manager.
He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Iowa and completed the Consumer Bankers Association's Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at Furman University.
Zandpour replaces Steve Johnson who was recently named Regional President, North Central States, for BMO Private Bank.
About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through more than 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. and are subject to bank or credit approval. BMO Harris Bank® is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and CDN $586 billion in assets (as of July 31, 2014).