Robert Pioli
SVP Procurement Officer
Pacific Western Bank


Rob Pioli has over 25 years of experience in Procurement and Vendor Management. Rob has started 4 procurement departments from scratch, including his current department at Pacific Western Bank where he serves as SVP Procurement. He has also directly managed both Procurement and Vendor Management operations at 3 organizations under CFPB, OCC, or FDIC oversight, which required close collaboration between Procurement and Vendor Management throughout the third-party relationship lifecycle.

Rob specializes in negotiating contract provisions for information security in SaaS contracts, with a focus on ensuring supplier compliance with detailed, auditable requirements. This approach ensures our suppliers are contractually accountable for the privacy and data protections confirmed and approved by Vendor Management. 

Rob has a JD from The Ohio State University Law School, and started his banking career as in-house attorney where Vendor Management and Procurement were his clients. In the wake of a merger he was recruited to join his clients in Procurement, where Rob believes he learned more about contracts and risk management than when he was an attorney. Rob is also a military veteran, having enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp after of high school.

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