John W. Decero

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MECHANICS BANK

Co-founded California Republic Bank … raised $52M capital; 300 investors … president, 11 years … grew assets to $2.2B … sold 2016 for $335M to Walnut Creek-based Mechanics … two local branches; 275+ workers … OC deposits $1.5B, up 22% … $5.6B in assets … bought Scott Valley Bank, 2018 … Business Journal Person of the Year, Finance, 2017 … board, Team Kids