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Mark Bearden

Senior Vice President

Mark is responsible for meeting the equipment leasing and finance needs of RBC and City National Bank clients across the U.S. Mark’s 11 years of experience at First American have included time in operations, credit, syndications and relationship management. He has worked alongside City National's Commercial, Private and Entertainment bankers providing equipment leases and loans across a variety of asset classes – with a specialization in private aircraft loans and loans for NetJets fractional aircraft interests. 

In the past two years, Mark has focused on collaborating with corporate and investment bankers at RBC Capital Markets to provide equipment financing to their clients which has generated a portfolio of over $1 billion in equipment leases and loans. 

Mark is a Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP). He received his MBA from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business with concentrations in finance and competitive and organizational strategy and his bachelor's degree in corporate finance with a minor in economics from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY where he was a forward on the men’s basketball team. 

Mark is based out of City National Bank’s Manhattan offices. He and his wife reside in Jersey City, NJ.

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