Former President and Chief Operating Officer
Bank of the West
Maura Markus has more than 25 years of experience leading operations, sales, and marketing initiatives in the U.S. and Europe, helping build both Bank of the West and Citibank in senior executive and board roles. Ms. Markus has been named one of American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking multiple times. Ms. Markus brings substantial knowledge and expertise through her proven service as an executive and director of leading financial service companies.
From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Markus served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of the West and was a member of the Board of Directors of Bank of the West. Prior to joining Bank of the West, Ms. Markus was a 22-year veteran of Citigroup, having most recently served as Executive Vice President, Head of International Retail Banking in Citi’s Global Consumer Group from 2007 to 2009. She held a number of additional domestic and international management positions with Citi, including President of Citibank North America from 2000 to 2007, European Sales and Marketing Director based in Brussels, Belgium, and President of Citi’s consumer business in Athens, Greece.
Ms. Markus graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She is a Director of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a member of Women Corporate Directors San Francisco and International Women’s Forum Northern California, and a former member of the Financial Services Roundtable. Among her numerous community interests, she is a Trustee of College of Mount St. Vincent in New York, Board Member of Catholic Charities San Francisco, and a member of Year Up San Francisco Bay Area Talent and Opportunity Board.