Join UCLA Anderson's Los Angeles Alumni Chapter for an intimate lunch presentation featuring Robert Lagace, Region Manager of Chase Middle Market Banking in Los Angeles. Robert started the firm’s middle market commercial banking group in downtown Los Angeles following the acquisition of Washington Mutual in 2008. He has helped guide the organization to become one of the market leaders in the region. Get an insider’s view of the unique challenges of entering a new market, strategies to navigate the banking environment post financial crisis and the continuing tremendous opportunities for growth in the region. Lunch will be served. Complimentary admission for Class of 2016 graduates with discount code: 2016GRAD About Worldwide Welcome WeeksWorldwide Welcome Weeks is an annual event series presented by UCLA Anderson's Office of Alumni Relations, alumni chapters and affinity groups to welcome the newest class of alumni to the Alumni Network. WWW events provide a unique platform for alumni to connect with their local network and gain access to valuable lifelong learning opportunities. From going behind the scenes at an organization to engaging in a discussion with business leaders to participating in exclusive experiences—there is something for everyone.
About Robert Lagace Region Manager, Middle Market - Los Angeles SouthRobert Lagace is the Region Manager of Chase Middle Market Banking in Los Angeles, California area. Since early 2009, he has led a team of senior bankers, credit underwriters and service professionals that provide comprehensive financial solutions to the Middle Market, which is defined as companies with revenues between $20 million and $500 million. Robert’s team covers the southern part of Los Angeles county, which includes the downtown metro area, west side, Long Beach and South Bay. Robert has 28 years of banking experience, with the last 10 years at JPMorgan Chase. Robert started his career with the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. After leaving, Robert joined the Walt Disney Company where he held various finance and strategic planning roles. From there, Robert began his banking career with Security Pacific Bank. In 2006, Robert joined JPMorgan Chase to help start up the firm’s Corporate Client Banking group in Los Angeles. Robert holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. Robert serves on the Board and Executive board of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Athletic Boosters board for Arcadia High School and coached youth baseball and basketball in Arcadia for more than 11 years. Robert was born and raised in Rosemead, California and attended Rosemead High School. He currently resides in Arcadia with his wife Ruth of 32 years. Robert has three children ages 28, 25 and 22.
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