Release: Leumi Announces New Leadership in Los Angeles Office

Craig Warden and Michal Miron to Serve as Co-Heads; Elsa Burton to Join as Group Head


Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2016 – Leumi today announced that it has hired Craig Warden and appointed Michal Miron as Co-Heads of its Los Angeles office. Warden joins Leumi from Citi, and Miron has worked within the Leumi organization for 20 years, most recently serving as a Los Angeles Group Head. In addition, Elsa Burton has joined Leumi from Citi to serve as the new Los Angeles Group Head.

“We are thrilled to attract top talent like Craig and Elsa to the Leumi organization, and we’re proud to recognize Michal for her decades of service to our clients and commitment to the bank,” said Shawn McGowen, Head of Commercial Banking at Leumi. “This strategic reorganization is aimed at continuing to grow our business and reflects our dedication to the sustained success of the LA region.”

Craig Warden comes to Leumi with more than 20 years of experience in the West Coast commercial banking market. Most recently, he served as Market Director at Citi where he led the Middle Market Lending Group in Los Angeles and then the Upper Middle Market team for the Western U.S. Prior to that, Warden spent 12 years at Wells Fargo where he held several leadership roles managing various regions across the West Coast.

During her 20-year tenure with Leumi, Michal Miron has consistently been a top performer and has been instrumental in building the commercial banking practice in Los Angeles. Miron is responsible for building the California healthcare financing platform and was recognized as one of the most influential commercial lenders in Los Angeles in 2014.

Elsa Burton joins Leumi with 20 years of managerial and business development experience at Citi and Wells Fargo. Most recently, she served as a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for Citi’s Commercial Bank where she was responsible for business development and relationship management for the commercial banking group in the Los Angeles region.

About Leumi
Bank Leumi USA (Leumi) is a full-service commercial and private banking institution providing financial services to middle market firms, as well as a full range of private banking solutions to domestic and international clients. Leumi also offers a broad range of securities and insurance products through its brokerage subsidiary, Leumi Investment Services Inc. More information about Leumi is available at

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