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Leslie Ford is a Vice President and Relationship Manager with Bank of America Business Banking in the Inland Empire Market of California. With 20 years of experience in Banking, he leads a team of highly experienced treasury, merchant services, and Lending specialists to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions tailored to each client’s unique priorities. His passion is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, creating a platform for partnership and growth through the power of every interaction. 

After joining Bank of America in 2014, Leslie worked in several key areas of the bank before accepting his current position as a Business Banking Relationship Manager. Throughout his career, Leslie has developed expertise serving mid-sized manufacturers, paper convertors, and distributors in Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, proving instrumental in the achievement of their expansion goals, and supporting their commercial banking and lending needs.

Leslie has a strong commitment to give back to his community and does so both on the job and in his personal life. He is the Professional Development Co-Chair for Bank of America Black Professional Group’s Inland/Coastal Chapter and Communications Co-Chair for The Military Support and Assistance Group. In his personal time, Leslie and his family volunteer with Angel Tree, providing gifts and meals to children with incarcerated parents. He also spends time with The Harvest House, providing groceries to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity, and delivering meals and personal hygiene supplies to homeless communities throughout Southern California.


    • Agriculture
    • Manufacturing
    • Wholesale Trade
    • Technology Services
    • Government Contractors
    • Healthcare & Physician Practices

    • Angel Tree
    • Harvest House
    • Black Professionals Group
    • Military Support and Assistance Group

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Yvette Quezada


Sales Support Associate

Angelica Alex


Treasury Sales Officer

Jeanette Menjivar

Treasury Sales Analyst

Selina Guzman

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Kevin Soto

Vice President

Lending Officer

Peter Velez


Commercial Credit Specialist

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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