Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of City National Bank of Florida
Jorge Gonzalez is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), the state’s second-largest financial institution and among the Top 100 in the country.
Since taking the reins of City National Bank in 2009, Gonzalez has diversified and expanded the 75-year-old institution to include: Business and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Wealth Management, Commercial Real Estate, and specialty finance subsidiary BciCapital.
Driven by the vision to build Florida’s iconic bank, Gonzalez has grown the bank from $3 billion in tangible assets to more than $22 billion – breaking into the Top 100 banks in the country by asset size. CNB has more than 900 employees and 30 banking centers from South to Central Florida.
CNB’s business model is client-centered and community driven, with a particular focus on delivering an exceptional client experience, building long-lasting relationships, and investing in the communities it serves.
CNB is rated 5-star “Superior” for safety and soundness – the highest possible – by BauerFinancial, the leading bank ratings firm. CNB has maintained this rating since June 2012, based on a number of critical factors, including impressive capital ratios and liquidity, and exceptional credit quality.
Under Gonzalez’ leadership, CNB has received numerous awards and industry recognition. In 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021 City National Bank was ranked among the Best Banks To Work For by American Banker magazine.
Jorge is married to Melinda Gonzalez, and they have 16-year-old twins.