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Grace Kangdani

Senior Vice President, Market Manager
Bank of America

Grace Kangdani is Market Manager of the LA Metro Business Banking team, leading a team of Relationship Managers who work with clients to proactively provide strategic advice and integrated financial solutions. Core capabilities include credit and financing solutions, treasury management, long-term fixed rate commercial mortgage (conventional and SBA 504), equipment finance and merchant processing. The team excels at combining Bank of America’s leading-edge technology with a high level of personalized service and business acumen.

Grace began her career with Bank of America in Consumer Banking, as Senior Teller in 2001. Subsequently, she held various positions in Bank of America’s Corporate Security and Investigations. In 2008, Grace joined the Commercial Banking – Middle Market division, working with companies with annual revenues up to $2 billion, within various industry verticals. Together with her team, Grace currently focuses on working with emerging and growth companies in the Greater Los Angeles area, with annual revenues of $5 million to $50 million, in various industry verticals, such as: consumer products, food, manufacturing, aerospace/defense and technology/media.

Grace earned a bachelor degree in Finance from California State University, Fullerton and MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a mentor for teammates across the company, through Business Banking – Diversity & Inclusion Council, Business Banking – Leadership Council, the Asian Leadership Network, Power of 10 and LEAD for Women. She also serves as mentor externally through the Global Ambassador program, Cherie Blair Foundation and Women’s Leadership Council.

In January 2019, Grace was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Top Women in Banking. In December 2020, she was named in 2020 Thriving in Their 40s, a list of Top Professionals in Los Angeles, as recognized by Los Angeles Business Journal. She currently attends Pacific Coast Banking School, at University of Washington.

Active in the community, Grace serves on the Board of Trustees of P.S. Arts, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality arts education programs in underserved public schools and communities. She is also Board Member for Women’s Leadership Council, a women networking organization built around the spirit of both professional and personal accomplishment through collaboration, inspiration and support.

My Sessions

Breaking into the LA Startup & Tech Industry

Starlight

With established businesses vying for resources and audiences, getting started in the L.A. startup and tech industry is challenging, especially for those in underserved communities. However, diverse perspectives and backgrounds add value to a rapidly-growing industry, elevating the need for increased opportunities for new voices to break through. In this session, panelists will share advice […]

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