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Joel Nathanson

Head of Social Media

Bank of the West

With over 17 years of business and finance experience and a family lineage of entrepreneurs, Joel has developed a passion for common sense management and things that work.


As a seasoned leader of social media strategy and the customer experience, Joel has spent the last 9 years focused primarily on social media and financial services. He has developed and executed successful social media programs for Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, and now Bank of the West.


Since joining Bank of the West in 2010, Joel has developed the company’s comprehensive social media strategy and has overseen the launch of the bank’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Linkedin, and blog channels as well as many Marketing and infrastructure programs.


He holds a BA degree from Western State Colorado University and is a certified Project Management Professional. He is a native of California and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.