About Us

Leadership

Laird
Boulden
President
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Laird M. Boulden is the President of the CapitalSource lending division and a Director of Pacific Western Bank. Before assuming these roles, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of CapitalSource. Prior to the Pacific Western Bank and CapitalSource merger in 2014, Mr. Boulden served as President of CapitalSource Inc. and Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of CapitalSource Bank. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Boulden served as President of the Corporate Asset Finance and Corporate Finance groups.

Before joining CapitalSource, Mr. Boulden was co-founder of Tygris Commercial Finance, where he served as President of Tygris Asset Finance. Prior to Tygris, Mr. Boulden served as President and CEO of RBS Asset Finance, Inc., a division of RBS Citizens, N.A. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boulden was a Group President of Heller Financial Inc. He is a long-time member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), previously serving as its Vice Chairman and as a Director and member of its Executive Committee.

Professional Affiliations

  • ELFA

Education

  • B.A., University of South Florida