Tim Bruckner
Chief Credit Officer
Western Alliance Bancorporation


Tim R. Bruckner is Chief Credit Officer of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

As CCO, Mr. Bruckner is the senior executive of Western Alliance’s credit administration department, with oversight of all the organization’s credit and lending processes and functions. Prior to becoming CCO, Mr. Bruckner was divisional Chief Credit Officer of Alliance Bank of Arizona, with full credit oversight of the division’s loan portfolio.

Mr. Bruckner performs a critical role in establishing and maintaining Western Alliance’s credit risk architecture and strong loan portfolio performance, which support the bank’s consistently strong performance. Mr. Bruckner works closely with Robert McAuslan, the organization’s prior CCO, who now serves as Chairperson of the Senior Loan Committee.

Mr. Bruckner brings 30 years of credit and lending experience to his current role as CCO. Prior to joining Western Alliance, Mr. Bruckner held senior credit positions with BMO Harris, where as Director of Credit Administration he oversaw BMO Harris’ credit processes in addition to the special assets department. Mr. Bruckner’s career also includes successful senior executive roles focused on equipment leasing and finance with Bank of America and GE Capital.

Mr. Bruckner is active in the community, previously serving as the Chairman of the Native American Connections Board of Directors and currently serving on the executive committee as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Bruckner holds an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Creighton University.

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