Miami-Based Pacific National Bank Expands into New York City Market With New SVP

Pacific National Bank (PNB) recently appointed Paulo Garcia (pictured) to serve as Senior Vice President New York City Market Executive for the financial institution headquartered in Miami. Garcia will lead PNB’s New York City Loan Production Office as it expands its national services.

“We continue to focus on our strategic vision by expanding PNB’s markets and New York has always been a key cornerstone of our geographic expansion plans,” says PNB’s president and CEO Carlos R. Fernandez-Guzman. “Initiatives succeed based on the leadership selected to lead them and we are thrilled that Paulo will lead the way for us in New York.”

Garcia previously served in the New York City market during his long tenure at Amerant Bank. His banking career began at Bank of America after receiving his Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration from the University of Florida and his Master of Science in Real Estate Financing from New York University.

“Excited to be part of a team enthusiastically committed to long-term success in NYC,” Garcia says. “Having walked this path before, I know the importance of management alignment to success and growth. I look forward to continue serving the NYC real estate community with the unwavering support of the PNB team.”

Garcia was awarded the 2008 Entrepreneurship Prize in Real Estate Development by the NYU Shack Real Estate Institute. He is an active member of the Real Estate Lenders Associations (RELA), the Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY), the Mortgage Bankers of America (MBA) and served on the Finance/Audit Committee at Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund, Inc.

“PNB’s extension into the New York City market represents an opportunity to expand our footprint into one of the most dynamic and diverse markets in the country,” says Jeff Cannon, PNB’s Executive Vice President. “We are excited to have Paulo provide us the leadership behind this important initiative,” added Jeff Cannon, PNB’s Executive Vice President.

Pacific National Bank is a full-service Commercial Bank headquartered at 1390 Brickell Ave. in Miami. It operates branches at 1390 Brickell Avenue (Miami Financial District), 255 Aragon Avenue (Coral Gables Financial District) and 18285 Biscayne Blvd (Aventura), as well as full-service digital banking via its digital bank platform.

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Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.