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Partners Bank Hires Blue Gate’s Walsh

Partners Bank, a Mission Viejo based firm with $300 million in assets, has hired Chris Walsh as president.

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Blue Gate Bank Sold: Report

Blue Gate Bank, a Costa Mesa-based bank that opened early last year, is being sold, according to American Banker.

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John Christopher Walsh

First new OC bank, third new US since Great Recession … 37-year banking veteran … former president, chief exec, Sunwest Bank, tripled its size to $820M in assets … led five acquisitions, moves into four Western states … Blue Gate: small-business focus, plans SBA lending … Walsh reports to chief exec Charles Fenton … bachelor’s, business, economics emphasis, UCSB

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