Management Team

Raj Singh

Rajinder P. Singh
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Named BankUnited's President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017, Rajinder Singh has been a guiding force behind BankUnited's success since 2009 helping transform a failed thrift into the largest independent depository institution headquartered in Florida, with banking centers in Florida and the New York metropolitan area.

As one of the founders of BankUnited, he served as Chief Operating Officer, and was instrumental in the largest bank IPOs in U.S. history at that time when BankUnited, Inc. went public in January 2011.

Before joining BankUnited, Singh was managing director and led the financial services practice of Invesco's WL Ross & Co., a private equity firm with more than $8 billion under management.

Earlier in his career, Singh was executive vice president of Capital One Financial Corp's banking segment, including retail and business banking in five states. He joined Capital One when the company purchased his previous employer, North Fork Bancorporation, where he was head of corporate strategy.

Before North Fork, Singh led FleetBoston Financial Corporation's domestic mergers and acquisitions activity, where he worked on more than 20 transactions in nine years. 

Singh holds a master's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.

Tom Cornish

Thomas M. Cornish 
Chief Operating Officer

Thomas M. Cornish, joined BankUnited in 2014 as President, Florida Region. Effective January 1, 2017 he became the Chief Operating Officer for the bank.

From 2004 to March 2014, Mr. Cornish served as President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency, Florida Region. Prior to that, he held several senior leadership positions with SunTrust Bank from 1983 through 2003. While with Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mr. Cornish was recognized with honors as "Miami's CEO of the Year" by the South Florida Business Journal and the "Ultimate CEO" by Business Leader Magazine.

Mr. Cornish was also elected to the Florida International University School of Business Hall of Fame in 2013. Mr. Cornish currently serves as the chairman of the Florida International University Foundation Board of Directors. He is also the chairman of the FIU Wolfsonian Museum and Chairman of the Board of the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation. Mr. Cornish is a past chairman of the Beacon Council and Assurex Global Corporation. He is a past board member of the Camillus House, The Chapman Partnership and past member of the Orange Bowl committee.

Mr. Cornish earned his Bachelor Business Administration degree from Florida International University. 

Leslie Lunak

Leslie Lunak
Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Lunak joined BankUnited in 2010 and currently serves as the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BankUnited, Ms. Lunak spent 15 years in public accounting, where she served primarily clients in the financial services industry and was designated a national financial institution industry specialist.

Her experience in public accounting included external audit services, merger and acquisition due diligence, accounting and financial consulting services, and the development and presentation of national and local continuing education programs. Ms. Lunak has also been self-employed as a consultant on accounting related matters. Ms. Lunak is a Florida CPA and received a B.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. Ms. Lunak has been active as a volunteer with U.S.A Swimming, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and other community organizations.