Ash Patel

PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE: COMMERCIAL BANK OF CALIFORNIA

Took top spot 2013 … June 30, 2016 deposits up 11% YOY to $734M … board includes William H. Lyon, Paul Folino, developer-restaurateur Alex Meruelo … founded Premier Commercial Bank 2001; top lender, SBA 2012 … sold same year, $38M … born Zambia, school England … came to Calif. 1986 … graduate Pacific Coast Banking School