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Maria Penafiel

Client Services Officer

Maria provides dedicated customer service support and fulfills day-to-day banking needs for life sciences clients nationwide. Maria has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Square 1, Maria worked in Regions Bank’s Commercial Banking Division where she helped establish and build core deposits in the south Miami market. She attended the Universidad Technologica Empresarial del Ecuador. Maria joined Square 1 in 2016.

Outside the Square

  • Enjoys attending her daughter’s soccer games on the weekend.
  • Relocated to Durham, NC from Miami, FL.
  • Likes going to concerts and traveling with her family.


  • Client Services
  • Life Sciences


  • National


406 Blackwell Street
Suite 240
Durham, NC 27701

P: 919.627.6358

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