Miami Market President, Capital Bank
Roberto Muñoz has had a long and storied career in banking and finance. He has held executive positions in Miami with BBVA Compass Bank, Professional Bank, Marquis Bank, Regions Bank and Barclay’s Bank, among others. Born in Panama and raised partly in Hong Kong, Muñoz attended MDC and FIU, beginning his career with Bank of America in 1980. Among his claims to fame, he financed the movies “The Commitments” and “My Cousin Vinny.” Altogether, he has facilitated an estimated $27 billion worth of economic activity in Florida, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.
In January, Muñoz was named Miami Market President and Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Executive for Capital Bank, a $40 billion division of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corporation (he works from their Coral Gables office). Also named chair of the World Trade Center Miami for 2019, he recently received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
What He Says
“I was able to take advantage of a sabbatical period whereby I left banking for about eight months,” Muñoz says. “I traveled throughout Europe and Asia – I happened to have grown up in Hong Kong from ages 9 to 15 – so I went there, and to Japan, where I have many friends… Then I picked up the phone and received an opportune offer to get back into banking.” He is based in Coral Gables because “it is not only a very strong location for domestic companies to reside, but the center of the corporate international market… The Fortune 1000 that are here do fund from their international balance sheet, but the employees have local banking activities and some corporate accounts here in Coral Gables. In general they are a great dynamic force, because they rent hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space.”