City National Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of California-based City National, has hired Doug Stewart as a senior vice president and manager for its Commercial Banking Services (CBS) group in the South Bay/San Jose area.

In his new role, Stewart will be responsible for developing new client relationships with mid-sized companies in the South Bay and San Jose area and matching their financial needs with solutions from City National.

Stewart will report to Arlene Gould, regional commercial banking manager for Northern California at City National Bank.

Stewart has more than 20 years of financial services industry experience. He was formerly a first vice president and alternate group manager of Comerica Bank in San Jose for more than 10 years.

Prior to Comerica, he served as a vice president for Bank of the West and a sales representative for SME Capital Management in Redwood City.

City National now circles the Bay with three offices in San Francisco and one each in Burlingame, Palo Alto, Fremont, San Leandro, Oakland, San Jose and Walnut Creek.