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Christopher Sanz, CMPE

SVP, Head of Preferred Practice

Ocean Bank

Chris Sanz is Senior Vice President and Head of Preferred Practice Division at Ocean Bank.


Sanz joined Ocean Bank in 2014 to establish a specialized program and lead a group of specialized lenders who provide customized banking solutions to physician owned practices in the healthcare industry. Christopher has been in banking for nearly 15 years. In his current role, Chris is responsible for the growth and oversight of the physician practice portfolio in the Broward and Miami Dade counties.


Based in Miami, Ocean Bank is the largest independent, state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Florida, with $3.3 billion in assets as of September 30, 2014. Chartered in 1982, Ocean Bank operates a network of 21 branches throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The community bank has received numerous awards and accolades from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Beacon Council and the Florida Department of Education, among others, for its support of our South Florida communities.To learn more, go to www.oceanbank.com


Prior to joining Ocean Bank, Christopher held various sales and leadership roles in PNC, Bank of America and most recently was the Physician Practice Group Leader at BankUnited.  He currently serves on the board of directors for Health Access Network of St. Lucie County, also known as HANDS, which is a 501 (c) (3) charity and Volunteers in Medicine Clinic™ serving patients in St Lucie County.


Christopher became a board certified medical practice executive through the American College for Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) in 2010 and is currently a member of the Medical Group Manager’s Association (MGMA).