EVP, Director of Metro Commercial Banking
Michael Casa started his career with National Bank of Arizona in 2001 and has held various positions within the Commercial and Industrial Lending (C&I) Department. Currently, he manages the bank’s metro Phoenix commercial loan centers, consisting of more than 20 bankers and a loan portfolio of approximately $900 million. Michael has been recognized for his various contributions to loan production and credit risk management. He and his team continue to focus on growing the bank’s C&I business, which includes a diverse client base and a full spectrum of commercial loan products including working capital finance, equipment finance, commercial real estate and enterprise lending. His team also specializes in providing turnaround financing for companies in transition or in the process of recapitalization. Michael is originally from Long Island, New York and has spent the past 30 years in Phoenix where he attended Brophy College Preparatory and Arizona State University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Barrett Honors College with a minor in Communications. Michael has also completed his graduate studies at Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle.
Michael is a senior loan committee member of CDC Small Business Finance, which provides SBA commercial real estate loans in Arizona. He is a life member of the Executive Council 70, a group of working professionals that raises money for at-risk youth within the Phoenix community. Michael previously served on the Executive Board of the Patrick Peterson Foundation for Success, whose mission is to provide low-income and inner-city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.