Joe Yurosek, right

Joe Yurosek, right

CALIFORNIA MARKET PRESIDENT, FIFTH THIRD BANK

WHY: Well-known OC banker for 25+ years, including Comerica. When Cincinnati-based Fifth Third, the country’s 15th largest bank, decided to enter the California market, it picked Yurosek in 2017 to lead group.

NOTABLE: Fifth Third Bank in August was lead arranger and administrative agent
of $200M senior credit facility for Los Angeles Lakers.

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QUOTABLE: Fifth Third CEO Greg Carmichael praised Yurosek as “the best banker,” adding that “We won’t parachute people into a market. We hire people who have a legacy of success and have a strong portfolio.”

FUN FACTS: Varsity baseball; favorite book “Freakonomics”; film, “Top Gun.”

2020 HOBBY: “Netflix binging.”