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2024 Business Owner Report

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Ruben has over 20 years of experience in finance. His diverse career includes experience in private equity, financial advisory, public finance, and commercial banking. He started his career at Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) in New York City. While at CSAM, his position as a portfolio administrator within the Post Venture Group charged him with the responsibility of managing the information and transaction flow between the institutional clients, portfolio managers, and trading desks.

After leaving CSAM, he returned to his hometown of El Paso, TX and has held different roles within commercial/municipal banking at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan, Principal/CFO of a closely held Private Equity group, and roles as a financial advisor including with Merrill. Most recently Ruben held a role as a Corporate Relationship Manger within the Corporate/Commercial Banking group of PNC Bank.

A native of El Paso, Ruben is a proud alumni of University of Texas at El Paso. He is very active in the El Paso community and was an active board member of the El Paso Downtown Management District (for over 17 years), where he previously served as president and is also a Private Sector Representative to The Workforce Solutions Borderplex where he currently serves as Vice Chair.

Ruben is the proud father of three boys, Nicolas, Benicio, and Marco. He has a passion music like the Rolling Stones but also likes a variety of genres. In fact he says that if he hadn’t gone into finance his dream career is to be a music producer.

    English & Spanish

    • Manufacturing
    • Transportation
    • Healthcare & Physician Practices
    • Wholesale Trade
    • Government Contractors

    • Native El Pasoan
    • Leadership on several local non-profit organizations over many years
    • Workforce Solutions Borderplex - Vice Chair

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.

Leticia Escapite Juarez

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Casey Compton

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Helen Otekunrin

Assistant Vice President

Treasury Sales Analyst

Samuel Kae

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Sean Peteet

Assistant Vice President

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

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

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