Tom Cira, President at BciCapital

Investment and Commitment

Every winning team has a few things in common: a dedicated coach, a proven playbook and committed teammates. Tom Cira, president of BciCapital, has spent more than 30 years applying those well-established rules of playing fields to his professional endeavors.

Since graduating from the University of Central Florida, Cira has spent 34 years in the banking industry with the last 15 years in an executive role. He was hired in 2015 by City National Bank to build a national commercial lending platform called BciCapital, which launched in 2016 and is headquartered in Orlando.

“The challenge and the thrill of being part of an organization that is consistently building keeps me young and motivated.”

— Tom Cira

“City National Bank has a reputation of consistently delivering best-in-class services to its clients and a deep commitment to the communities it serves,” Cira said. “CNB has supported our vision to build a culture and company we can truly be proud of. It extends far beyond banking — we are neighbors, friends and mutually committed to the success of Central Florida. Achieving success in the I-4 corridor is paramount for CNB to become Florida’s Iconic Bank.”

Being Florida’s Iconic Bank means working alongside the community, according to Cira, who has always been a proponent of the power of connection. “Over the years, I have learned to surround myself with forward-thinking, talented people who have the ability to adapt in this changing marketplace,” he said.

With this in mind, he established one of these connections on behalf of BciCapital with CEO Leadership Forums, an organization providing guidance and engaging advisors to create a
support network for second-stage, lower-middle-market companies.

Cira said he liked what CEO Leadership Forums stood for, which was helping not only growing companies but also emerging leaders from a local college: “Their commitment to facilitating strategic partnerships between Valencia College, its students and local businesses fosters mutually beneficial relationships in a neighborhood environment.”

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