Co-CEO, Mechanics Bank
WHY: In dozen years, has gone from starting a bank with no assets—California Republic Bank—that grew to $2.1B in assets to overseeing $6B at Mechanics Bank. Often works at Irvine office.
RECENT: Bought Rabobank, becoming state’s fifth-largest bank with $17B in assets and 144 branches. Is co-CEO with Rabobank CEO.
QUOTABLE: “We’re aiming to be one of the premier larger community banks in the state of California.”