Scott Vanderpool has been named vice president and market manager for the Desert Mountain States with the Business Banking division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

In this role, Vanderpool will manage a team that supports small and mid-sized business clients with $5 million to $50 million in annual revenues in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and West Texas by delivering strategic, integrated financial advice and solutions (including credit, cash management, foreign exchange and equipment financing) available to Bank of America Merrill Lynch clients. He will also help business executives and owners access personal financial management services offered through the extensive network of Merrill Lynch financial advisors.

“Scott has established a very impressive record of strong relationship management skills and listening to client needs that will serve him well with these new responsibilities,” said Market Executive Benito Almanza.

Most recently, Vanderpool handled responsibilities as Business Banking senior client manager.  He joined the company in January 2007.

Vanderpool holds a Master of Business Administration from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California and a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

He is a member of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Valley Young Professionals.