Chief Operating Officer
Professional Experience and Responsibilities
Rafael Bustillo serves as chief operating officer and is responsible for the bank's Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Wealth Management and the Broker/Dealer Group. Bustillo is a member of the BBVA Compass Management Committee and reports directly to BBVA Compass President and CEO Javier Rodríguez Soler.
Bustillo has been with BBVA Compass since 1987, leading Commercial Banking since 2009. Prior to that, he was Commercial Banking’s Denver Market President and Western Region Executive for Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. He was also the bank's Gainesville Market President and Regional Executive for Northeast Florida and Southeast Alabama Community Markets, and Commercial and Private Banking Manager in Huntsville, Ala.
Professional and Community Activities
Active in the community in all of the markets where he has served, Bustillo is a past member of many boards, including United Way, Boys and Girls Club, the Houston Zoo, Junior Achievement and the American Heart Association, where he was president. During his tenure in Colorado, he served on the board of directors and the executive committees of the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and Metro Denver Economic Development Committee. Bustillo also is a former board member of the Consumer Bankers Association and the Texas Mezzanine Fund. He currently serves on the board of the Greater Houston Partnership and is an active member of Bank Policy Institute.
He earned a bachelor’s in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University, and is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.