Brent Williams

Banking and Finance 2022 profiles

Executive Vice President of National Corporate Banking
City National Bank
Commercial Banking

Brent Williams is an experienced corporate and commercial banking executive with a demonstrated history of successfully growing revenue and developing high performing teams. Williams, who serves as head of City National Bank’s National Corporate Banking division, was recently promoted to executive vice president. With that new appointment, he earned a seat in the bank’s Executive Committee, marking the first time a Black colleague has achieved that significant accomplishment.

Williams, who has nearly three decades of financial services experience, helped launch the newly created National Corporate Banking division in March of last year. This team specializes in meeting the complex banking and corporate finance needs of larger commercial and mid-corporate-sized companies across the country with revenues between $500 million and $5 billion. The division also leverages the capabilities of both City National and RBC Capital Markets. Williams also leads the bank’s newly formed Diversified Industrials & Services Banking unit.