BankUnited (BKU) in Miami Lakes, Fla., has hired two Capital One Financial (COF) executives to head its New York operations as it begins opening branches in the region.

Joe Roberto has been named president of New York banking operations and senior executive vice president of Bank United, the company said Monday. Previously, Roberto was responsible for Capital One's New York City deposit portfolio and managed seven regional commercial real estate groups throughout its Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and south central regions.

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