CEO, Opus Bank
WHY: 34-year financing and banking veteran, with M&A experience, tapped this year to take over bank with $7.7B in assets.
RECENT: Appointed CEO in May; replaced interim CEO Paul Greig. Previously served as CEO of Guaranty Bancorp for eight years, oversaw its sale.
QUOTABLE: Said upon hiring that “I am confident in the team’s ability to restore Opus’ growth momentum, while maintaining an appropriate risk profile.”