Stephen Flynn

Stephen Flynn

STEVE FLYNN

Executive Vice President, Los Angeles

Market President, Commercial Banking

BBVA Compass

Steve Flynn has more than three decades of finance experience, specializing in capital-markets products for a wide range of industries, including technology and entertainment. Flynn and his team of commercial bankers focus on middle-market clients in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Birmingham, Ala., bank traces its roots to 1964 when it was known as the Central Bank & Trust Co. The bank changed its name to Compass Bancshares in the 1990s and became BBVA Compass following the 2007 acquisition by Spain’s second-largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Flynn holds a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, and geology from Rice University. He carries FINRA series 79 and 63 (California) licenses.

What was your proudest moment?

Encouraging a friend who grew up in Indiana, but desperately wanted to live in LA, make the move, find a job and feel happy about his life.

What is your alma mater?

Rice University

What is your next project?

Building our portfolio of clients here at BBVA Compass.

Who is your hero?

My late grandmother, who came from rural coal country in Pennsylvania, but made it as a career woman in NYC. She showed me determination and love.

What do you like best about Los Angeles?

The diversity of people, things to do, and amazing weather.