Sid Spiro bio

Cyril S. “Sid” Spiro

Email: cspiro@regentbank.com

Cyril S. “Sid” Spiro is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Bank, which he founded in 1986, and of Regent Bancorp, Inc., the Bank’s parent company. Regent Bank has offices in Broward and Palm Beach Counties serving small to medium size businesses and professionals.

From 1982 until 1984, Mr. Spiro served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Managing Committee of the Jim Pattison Group and Great Pacific Industries, Inc., a conglomerate headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, he served until 1985 as Chairman of Great Pacific Capital SA, Geneva, Switzerland.

Prior to joining the Jim Pattison Group, Mr. Spiro served over nine years with Bank of America NT and SA with his last position as Vice President and Head Southeast Region. Mr. Spiro during the course of his career served in a variety of other assignments in Geneva, London, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Singapore. Mr. Spiro chaired numerous committees for the Town of Davie.   He also served on the Boards of Directors of the Plantation Chamber of Commerce, Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce, Florida Bankers’ Association, Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research, Inc., Smart Growth Partnership and Circle of Friends of the Nova Southeastern University Library. Mr. Spiro is Past Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Florida Atlantic University Broward Community Advisory Board, Independent Bankers’ Bank of Florida and Broward Housing Partnership. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Wharton Alumni Association and co-chairs the Urban Core Committee of the Broward Workshop.

In 2007, the EASE Foundation honored Mr. Spiro as the Humanitarian of the Year. Mr. Spiro and his wife, Tamara Tennant, were recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of Fort Lauderdale’s Finest Couples that same year. He received the South Florida Business Journal’s Diamond CEO Award in 2009.

Mr. Spiro holds a Bachelor of Science Foreign Service Degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School.