Founded by Professionals,
for Professionals.

We carefully selected the word ‘Professional’ for the name of our bank. To us, ‘professional’ refers to individuals who excel at what they do regardless of their area of expertise. We believe that our executives and directors represent our brand as each has earned the title ‘professional’ and personify it every day.

Whether entrepreneurs, lawyers, CPAs, business executives, investment bankers, physicians, architects, realtors, engineers or more, our goal is to provide best-of-class banking to clients who are passionate about how they earn and spend their money.

Meet our team

Raul G. Valdes-Fauli, President & Chief Executive Officer

Raul Valdes-Fauli is a highly respected South Florida banking leader with two decades of executive experience including most recently as President of the South Florida market at CNL Bank where he managed the tri-county area and previously, as President/CEO of Commercial Banking for Miami-Dade County for Colonial Bank. Mr. Valdes-Fauli also has deep roots in the local community where he serves on the boards of the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center Trust, Miami Finance Forum, The Miami Foundation and he was a past Board Member of Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Mr. Valdes-Fauli served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Honduras. He earned a Bachelor degree in 1990 from Lake Forest College and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1995 from the University of Miami.

Abel L. Iglesias , Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

As a proven executive, he has over 30 years of banking experience in the South Florida Market, most recently as President and C.E.O. of JGB Bank, N.A. Prior to his post at JGB, Mr. Iglesias was the Senior Executive Vice-President of Bank United FSB where he oversaw the commercial, corporate, commercial real-estate and small business banking areas. He was directly responsible for the day to day management of the Commercial Banking division and its lending groups for Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In 1997 through 2003 he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for the South Florida region of Colonial Bank. Mr. Iglesias also worked for Eastern National Bank and the Bank of Miami where he began his banking career in 1980. Mr. Iglesias serves on the Board of Directors for Miami-Dade College’s Center for Financial Training. He’s the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Friends of WLRN 91.3 FM, a former board member of the Latin Builder’s Association and former board member for the City of Coral Gables’ Historic Preservation Board. Mr. Iglesias holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration from Barry University.

Larry Goldberg, Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer

Larry Goldberg is a compliance executive with more than twenty-five years of government and bank experience. Mr. Goldberg is a former examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and served as Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Management Director for several Miami-based financial institutions with both domestic and international operations. Most recently Mr. Goldberg was Chief Compliance/Risk Management Officer for Coconut Grove Bank. He holds several certifications within the banking industry related to compliance including Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Risk Professional (CRP) and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (AMLP). Mr. Goldberg is a graduate from the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Daniel R. Martinez, Executive Vice President-Client Management Group

Danny Martinez has over 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Professional Bank, Mr. Martinez worked for financial institutions such as Citibank, Union Planters Bank-Private Banking Division and Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co. where he serviced and formulated relationships with high net worth individuals and families as well as professionals within the legal, accounting and medical communities. A native Miamian, Mr. Martinez serves on the Board of Directors at Christopher Columbus High School, St. John Neumann Catholic Preparatory School, The South Florida Banking Institute and the Miami Dade Chapter for Rebuilding Together. Mr. Martinez attended Christopher Columbus High School and then Nova Southeastern University where he received a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

Frank Casal, Vice President & Branch Manager

Frank Casal has worked in the banking industry for over 13 years. Prior to joining Professional Bank, Mr.Casal began his banking career with Washington Mutual Bank where he served eight years in various roles leading him to the position of Assistant Branch Manager within the organization. Mr. Casal then served as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust Co. in their downtown Miami office where he worked with professionals, high net worth individuals and families for more than five years.