President, Sunwest Bank
WHY: Up and coming well-known OC banker. He’s “key driver” behind Irvine organization’s growth to $1.3B in assets, bank said last year when promoting him.
NOTABLE: Résumé includes COO at H Bancorp, senior analyst, product manager, risk adviser.
QUOTABLE: Upon 2018 promotion, said the “exceptional team and culture we have built over the last two years has truly transformed Sunwest from a Southern California community bank into an entrepreneurial financial institution.”