Steven Gardner

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, PACIFIC PREMIER BANK

Took over near-bankrupt Riverside bank, moved to Irvine … made it largest local operator by assets—nearing $12B via recent Grandpoint Capital buy … $2B market cap … hockey-loving CSUF grad, MBA dropout … niece Mary Quayle Korus’ ‘Give Blood, Play Hockey’ charitable tourney: $1M raised … wife, Carol, five boys, including quads