Santander hires health care professional for specialized banking post

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Santander Bank has hired a health care professional to lead one of its specialized banking groups.

The $74.2 billion-asset subsidiary of Spain’s Banco Santander said in a Tuesday press release that Emily Vaughan Alexanderson will oversee a business unit focused on education, nonprofits, professional services, technology and life sciences firms. She will report to Patricia Packard, the bank's director of government and specialized banking.

Alexanderson "brings a wealth of knowledge to Santander," Packard said in the release. "I look forward to her building a strong reputation as a trusted adviser and financial partner who brings sound solutions to this client segment.”

Santander said the hire was part of an ongoing investment in its commercial bank. Though based in Boston, Santander added commercial bankers in its Southeast, Midwest and Southwest markets last year 2018. It also expanded into technology, media and telecommunications banking and foreign corporate banking, while adding a family office practice.

Before joining Santander, Alexanderson held a number of roles at athenahealth, including chief of staff to its chief marketing officer and senior manager of the strategic planning and operations team. She was also a member of the company's financial planning and analysis team.

Before that, Alexanderson worked for RBS Global Markets, where she handled on interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange for the bank’s U.S. commercial clients.

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