Martha Henderson is executive vice president and manager of Entertainment Banking at City National Bank. Ms. Henderson, who joined the bank in 1983, has managed Entertainment Banking for the past 35 years. She oversees a team of 235 entertainment banking professionals in Beverly Hills, New York, Nashville and Atlanta, and more than $6.3 billion in loans and $10.8 billion in deposits.
Under her leadership, City National’s Entertainment Banking has been recognized by the entertainment industry as the leader in providing personal financial services to business managers, talent agencies and entertainment law firms. In 2016, Ms. Henderson was named as one of Variety’s Power of Women Impact honorees. In 2014 and 2015, Ms. Henderson was honored as one the 50 most powerful executives in the industry by Billboard at the Women in Music Awards. In 2010, Ms. Henderson was the only banker to have been named by Variety magazine to its list of the top 50 most influential women in the entertainment industry. In 2011, she was again recognized by Variety as one of the top dealmakers. Last year, she was profiled in Barron’s as the most powerful banker in Hollywood.
Ms. Henderson resides in Beverly Hills, CA, and is a native of the South Bay area. She is a member of City National’s Executive Committee. Ms. Henderson serves on the boards of the Friends of The Saban Free Clinic and The Geffen Playhouse, where she was previously a co-chair. She also donates her time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, an organization that serves and mentors underprivileged youth, and received their Innovator Award in 2018.