Chairman, CEO, President, Pacific Premier Bancorp
WHY: Took over failing Riverside bank in 2000, moved it to Irvine. Now the biggest bank HQ’d in Orange County with $11.8B in assets and a market cap approaching $2B, more than twice its competitors. Father of five, including quadruplets. Loves hockey.
RECENT: Unhappy with share price he considers too low; has initiated share buybacks, dividends.
QUOTABLE: “I don’t know if there is any secret sauce. We do the basics really well.”