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Doug Bowers

Doug Bowers

President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Bowers

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Doug Bowers is President and Chief Executive Officer for Banc of California.

Mr. Bowers is a veteran banking executive with over 35 years of banking experience, including his most recent role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Square 1 Bank from 2011 until its sale to PacWest Bancorp in 2015. He previously held roles at Lone Star/Hudson Advisors, a leading private equity firm, and at Bank of America, where he spent nearly 30 years leading a variety of businesses including: Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Europe (EMEA), Leasing and Specialized Products.

Square 1 Bank is a leading provider of banking services to the venture capital markets throughout the United States. During Mr. Bowers’ time at Square 1 Bank, he led the raise of $120 million through its 2014 IPO (priced at the highest bank valuation since before the financial crisis); grew the bank from $1.6 billion to more than $4 billion in assets and opened key offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Bowers served as a Managing Director of Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors, a leading private equity firm that invests globally in a variety of financial assets. During his tenure, Mr. Bowers co-lead the fund's bank acquisition efforts.

From 1980 through 2008, Mr. Bowers rose through the ranks of Bank of America, holding a broad range of positions, including: Head of Large Corporate Banking for the U.S., Canada and Latin America markets including Middle Market Investment Banking and Sports Finance; Specialized Product Executive with responsibility for seven distinct businesses generating over $3 billion in revenue and $1.4 billion in net income; President of the Leasing and Capital Business, the largest and most profitable bank-owned leasing company in the world; and President of all activity in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (based in London) with an emphasis on Banking, Trading, Treasury and varying other products and capabilities.

Hugh F. Boyle

Hugh F. Boyle

Chief Risk Officer

Hugh F. Boyle

Chief Risk Officer

Hugh F. Boyle is Chief Risk Officer for Banc of California.  Mr. Boyle joined the Company in 2013 and is responsible for developing and managing the bank and parent company’s enterprise risk management framework and program.    

Hugh has 30 plus years of risk management, credit, capital markets, and investment banking experience, as well as deep consumer, commercial banking, and residential mortgage lending experience, in both domestic and international markets. 

Mr. Boyle’s investment banking background includes 12 years in credit risk at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he served as lead for Financial Institutions, Emerging Markets and managed credit in the Energy and Commodities markets for Goldman’s trading affiliate, J. Aron & Co.  He also served on Goldman’s Risk Steering Committee.  Subsequently, Hugh spent four years as SVP and Regional Credit Manager at Lehman Brothers, responsible for managing all credit risk exposures in the Americas.  Mr. Boyle is well versed in financial institution matters having worked with hundreds of banks globally supporting their debt and equity capital markets transactions, trading, M&A, and strategic and credit rating advisory work.  

In commercial banking, Mr. Boyle has served as Chief Risk Officer for CIBC First Caribbean International Bank headquartered in Barbados, West Indies with operations in 17 countries, Chief Risk Officer at Flagstar bank, and Chief Credit Officer at Washington Mutual Inc.   He began his banking career in oil and gas lending at Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York City.  

Mr. Boyle earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Earth and Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

J. Francisco A. Turner

Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

J. Francisco A. Turner

Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. J. Francisco A. Turner is Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Banc of California.

He is responsible for leading Banc of California's strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financial planning, investor relations and capital offerings. He also leads the Institutional Banking Group which partners with Financial Institutions, Registered Investment Advisors, Broker/Dealers, Family Offices, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity Firms in providing comprehensive and customized lending, liquidity and cash solutions. Mr. Turner has over 18 years experience both domestically and overseas in institutional banking, private equity, investment banking and real estate development. Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Turner was the head and managing director of Institutional Banking for The Bancorp Bank, with more than 300 private-label affinity partner programs globally, representing over $1 trillion in assets.

Mr. Turner also led business development and served on the Board of Directors for Transact Network, which was acquired by The Bancorp Bank. Previously, Mr. Turner managed private assets and was a founder and the Chairman and Director of Finance of a privately held real estate development company in Europe.

Mr. Turner was also an investment professional with Spectrum Equity Investors, a private equity firm managing $4.7 billion of capital and an Associate and Analyst with the investment bank, Bank of America Robertson Stephens, focused on Corporate Finance and Merger and Acquisitions.

Mr. Turner received an A.B. degree in Romance Languages from Harvard University.  He is a competitively ranked padel player in the U.S., and trained for the Olympics in track and field.

Diane M. Summers

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Diane M. Summers

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Diane Summers is Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for the Banc of California and its parent company, Banc of California, Inc. She oversees regulatory compliance, as well as managing all examinations with federal regulators at both the Bank and holding company levels. Ms. Summers is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience within the financial sector in the areas of risk, compliance, operations, credit, strategic planning, and exam management.

Prior to joining Banc of California, and during the financial crisis, Ms. Summers lead the Investigations Department of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in the western region.

At the FDIC, she oversaw the investigation of over 100 failed banks with aggregated assets exceeding $100 billion. She also acted as Investigations subject matter expert to help establish the newly formed Office of Complex Financial Institutions (OCFI), created under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

While with the FDIC, Ms. Summers was twice awarded one of the agency's highest honors, the "Mission Achievement Award," for her superior efforts in managing bank closings as well as helping establish the Office of Complex Financial Institutions. She is also credited with spearheading increased efficiencies at the FDIC in the area of depository claims management.

Ms. Summers and her husband are California natives, and as such enjoy everything and anything that has to do with the ocean, from scuba diving, to kayaking, and sailing. She and her husband also enjoy good coffee and fine wine. Ms. Summers received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from San Diego State University, an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation.

Gilda Youdeem

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Analytics

Gilda Youdeem

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Analytics

Ms. Gilda Youdeem is EVP, Enterprise Risk Analytics for Banc of California. Ms. Youdeem manages the bank’s DFAST readiness program, and as such, she is responsible for leading the development of the Enterprise Risk Analytics Framework which  governs the models and analytics that quantify and stress enterprise risks including financial, credit, market and operational risks. Additionally, she has responsibility for  oversight of model risk governance.

Prior to joining the bank in 2012, she was a Senior Financial Management Analyst for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). At the FDIC her work focused on resolving issues at failed financial institutions, paying insured depositors and managing receiverships.

With 30 years of experience in the banking and real estate investment industries, Ms. Youdeem's prior positions include Vice President, Corporate Finance at Knowledge Learning Corporation; Senior Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at New Century Financial Corporation; Sr. Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis at ACC Capital Holdings Corporation, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development at The Picerne Group, and Vice President , Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at American Savings Bank.

Ms. Youdeem received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Finance from Chapman University. She is an avid backyard gardener, who also enjoys long hikes, reading a variety of  fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as traveling.

Jeffrey T. Seabold

Executive Vice President, Vice Chairman

Jeffrey T. Seabold

Executive Vice President, Vice Chairman

Mr. Jeffrey T. Seabold is Executive Vice President, Vice Chairman at the Banc of California. He has extensive experience in the mortgage banking and real estate finance industry.

A successful entrepreneur, Mr. Seabold founded CS Financial Inc., a leading national residential and commercial mortgage banking firm, where he also served as CEO and President. He also is founder of Camden Escrow, a licensed real estate settlement service provider. In 2007, Mr. Seabold co-founded Camden Capital Partners LLC, which manages the Camden Real Estate Opportunity Fund LLC, an asset-based lend and loan servicer. 

Mr. Seabold attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served as board chair of Habitat for Humanity, Los Angeles, is a current board member of the Santa Monica Symphony, a member of Young Presidents Organization, Los Angeles Chapter, the Milken Institute and the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Zoila Price

Zoila Price

Managing Director, Warehouse Lending

Zoila Price

Managing Director, Warehouse Lending

Ms. Zoila Price is Managing Director, Warehouse Lending for Banc of California. She has 26 years of banking experience in retail, wholesale, correspondent lending, mortgage warehouse lending and real estate loss mitigation. As head of Warehouse Lending, Ms. Price oversees the warehouse lending platform of Banc of California providing repurchase facilities for residential and commercial lenders nationwide.

Prior to Banc of California, Ms. Price was President and CEO of Optal Companies, Senior Vice President of Lehman Warehouse Lending Division, President and CEO of Imperial Warehouse Finance, Inc., and Senior Vice President with Impac Warehouse Lending Group.

Brian Kuelbs

Brian Kuelbs

Chief Investment Officer

Brian Kuelbs

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Brian Kuelbs is Chief Investment Officer for the Banc of California and Executive Chairman of The Palisades Group, LLC where he is responsible for the bank's enterprise-level capital allocation strategy and execution.

Mr. Kuelbs has more than 25 years of experience in capital management, enterprise risk modeling, institutional investor business development, and transaction execution. He has launched start-up financial services companies, managed scale and complex organizations, restructured distressed institutions, and divested portfolio companies.

Prior to Banc of California, Mr. Kuelbs served as Executive Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Capital Markets for Home Point Financial Corporation, where he led acquisition due diligence, transaction structuring and pricing, post-settlement integration, and business strategy. He was Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Aurora Bank FSB, Managing Director of Capital Markets at Countrywide Financial, EVP and Chief Financial Officer of GMAC Bank, and CEO, President and Founder of GMAC Mortgage Asset Management Inc. / Core Cap, Inc.

He holds a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with majors in Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, and Finance.

Mr. Kuelbs is a member of the Milken Institute of Los Angeles and contributes real estate finance and financial markets research to Zelman & Associates, an equity research boutique.

Gary S. Dunn

Gary S. Dunn

Executive Vice President, Community Development

Gary S. Dunn

Executive Vice President, Community Development

Mr. Gary Dunn serves as Executive Vice President, Community Development for Banc of California. Mr. Dunn has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He designs, implements, manages and documents a comprehensive Community Development program that incorporates formulating policies and procedures that best serve the credit needs of the company's assessment areas.

Mr. Dunn's community and civic involvements include service as a member of the board of directors for Clearinghouse CDFI (Chairman), Junior Achievement of Southern California, NeighborWorks of Orange County (Board President), Affordable Housing Clearinghouse (Board Vice President), Mary Erickson Community Housing (Board President), Los Angeles Conservation Corps, National Asian American Coalition, Orange County Human Relations and Small Business Financial Development Corporation of Orange County (Board President).  He has been recognized with many awards and commendations for his community service.

He is credited as the first California banker to design and implement a financial literacy program and deliver it to underserved communities through a network of bank branch manager volunteers.  He has previously held senior level positions with CapitalSource Bank (formerly Fremont Investment & Loan).

 He enjoys golfing, traveling and family time.

Mike Kwon

Mike Kwon

Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting

Mike Kwon

Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting

Mr. Mike Kwon is Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting for the Banc of California. Mr. Kwon sets and executes the strategy for the Company’s financial reporting function to ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting to the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission, and other various banking regulatory agencies, such as Federal Reserve Bank, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is responsible for analyzing and implementing rules and regulations affecting public companies and bank holding companies; implementing financial reporting controls and process improvements, supporting regulatory change initiatives; modification of reporting processes; remediation of any issues identified; and researching and responding to regulatory inquiries and exams. He ensures compliance with established Banc of California policies and procedures, as well as state and federal regulations and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Kwon was First Vice President and Controller at Hanmi Financial Corporation. He was responsible for accounting and treasury processes and controls, internal and external financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting, GAAP compliance, accounts payable process, asset/liability and liquidity management, and investment portfolio management.

Mr. Kwon received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton. He enjoys golf and photography.

John C. Grosvenor

John C. Grosvenor

General Counsel

John C. Grosvenor

General Counsel

Mr. John C. Grosvenor is General Counsel of Banc of California, with responsibility for managing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. He brings decades of experience to the company from working for a “startup” to 12 years as a corporate securities and financial services partner at the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips law firm. While at Manatt, Mr. Grosvenor specialized in capital market transactions, representing underwriters and issuers including commercial banks, specialty finance companies and mortgage REITs.

Mr. Grosvenor’s entrepreneurial spirit includes starting and growing law firms as well as a start-up business deploying wireless and wireline broadband interactive information and services over telecommunications facilities. The start-up later became a subsidiary of Verizon Corp. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions with other law firms, a movie studio and a savings and loan company.

Mr. Grosvenor has authored numerous articles concerning matters of interest to financial services companies and, and he has spoken frequently before industry groups, including the California Bankers Association and the Western Independent Bankers Association.

Mr. Grosvenor earned his B.A. from UCLA, his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a LL.M in Taxation from the George Washington University National Law Center. He is a member of the bars of both California and Washington D.C.

Gaylin D. Anderson

Gaylin D. Anderson

Managing Director, Community Banking

Gaylin D. Anderson

Managing Director, Community Banking

Mr. Gaylin D. Anderson is Managing Director, Community Banking of Banc of California. He oversees the expansion of bank branches throughout California, focusing on a new model of banking that provides services to the most sophisticated businesses and entrepreneurs in the state. An innovative leader with more than 18 years in the financial services and banking industries, Mr. Anderson has a proven record in sales, banking operations, product development, marketing incentive and performance management. He served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Branch Performance at US Bank in Los Angeles and Director of Retail Banking at California National Bank.

Mr. Anderson held executive management positions for CitiBank, N.A. and California Federal Bank where he helped transform Cal Fed into one of the most well regarded sales and services providers in the industry.

Mr. Anderson attended the University of Utah, and has served in leadership roles with the March of Dimes, Junior Achievement and the United Way of Los Angeles.

Angelee J. Harris

Angelee J. Harris

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel Banking

Angelee J. Harris

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel Banking

Ms. Angelee J. Harris is Executive Vice President, General Counsel Banking for the Banc of California. She is primarily responsible for providing advice on corporate securities matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Ms. Harris is a highly credentialed corporate attorney with expertise in corporate securities, M&A and bank operations and a track record of success in managing in-house responsibilities of a publicly traded bank holding company. Ms. Harris was a partner and associate with the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP for more than 11 years where she represented public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and corporate governance. Additionally, for a period of three years prior to its acquisition, Ms. Harris acted as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the publicly traded company Placer Sierra Bancshares, the holding company of a commercial bank with more than $2 billion in assets. Ms. Harris has more than 14 years’ experience as a senior counselor and business partner and is adept at providing practical legal advice and identifying potential legal risks.

Ms. Harris earned her B.A. from Brigham Young University and her J.D. from the University of Utah. She is licensed to practice in both California and Utah.

Ken Plummer

Ken Plummer

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Ken Plummer

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Ken Plummer is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for the Banc of California. He is primarily responsible for the Information Technology Operations division of the bank, which includes IT infrastructure, Network & Telephony, IT System Services, IT Compliance & Security, and Banking Application Support.

Mr. Plummer specializes in the implementation of enterprise caliber Information Technology environments with an emphasis on standards and efficiency.

Prior to joining Banc of California, he was a Program Management Senior Advisor with Dell Computing Services, where he managed the infrastructure build-and-program migration of all IT services for the Managed Services implementation of CoreLogic Corp.

With 30 years of experience as an Information Technology professional, Mr. Plummer’s prior positions include Senior Product Manager and Director at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, Senior Project Manager at Option One Mortgage, General Manager at Scura Speed & Technology, VP Information Technology at HNC, and Senior IT Manager at NCR Corp.

Mr. Plummer studied computer science at UCLA and is a graduate and certified Project Management instructor at the Crosby Quality Project Management Institute. He enjoys cycling and has been a martial arts instructor for 35 years.

John F. Madden Jr.

John F. Madden Jr.

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel: Lending

John F. Madden Jr.

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel: Lending

Mr. John F. Madden, Jr. is Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel for Banc of California. He is an accomplished general counsel with more than 28 years experience and expertise in corporate and securities law.

Mr. Madden has responsibility for providing legal services to the bank’s residential and commercial lending division. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Pacific Mercantile Bank, a community bank with more than $1 billion in assets. Mr. Madden also previously served as General Counsel for Value Home Auctions, Inc. where he handled all legal issues including litigation, contracts and human resources. Other positions include Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for AAMES Investment Corporation and Funders Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Madden received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

He enjoys playing chess and watching college football and basketball games.

Manisha K. Merchant

Manisha K. Merchant

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel: Banking

Manisha K. Merchant

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel: Banking

Ms. Manisha K. Merchant is Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Banc of California with responsibility for general banking operations, institutional banking, employment law, regulatory compliance and litigation.

As part of a team of senior attorneys, Ms. Merchant also worked with her colleagues on lending matters, merger and acquisition deals, vendor contracts, and reviewing policies and procedures. Before joining the Banc of California Ms. Merchant was Vice President and Senior Counsel at Union Bank for five years. She provided support to the retail banking network, including retail product development and consumer deposit operations. She also worked with business units to ensure compliance with new and existing regulations.

Ms. Merchant also worked at Washington Mutual Bank as First Vice President and Senior Counsel, and Wachovia Bank as an Assistant Vice President and Associate General Counsel. At each bank she developed expertise in deposit products and bank operations. Ms. Merchant is active in the community serving on several non-profit board of director. These activities include the Pratham USA, Los Angeles Chapter, a charity that supplements the education for children in India. Other boards include the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Ms. Merchant received a BA Degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to graduate with an MBA in Finance and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.

Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Jay Sanders

Jay Sanders

Executive Vice President, Private Banking

Jay Sanders

Executive Vice President, Private Banking

Mr. Jay D. Sanders is Executive Vice President, Private Banking at Banc of California. As the head of the Private Banking Division, he oversees a team of Private Banking Professionals who develop and implement sophisticated credit and banking solutions for our clients.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Sanders was Executive Vice President, and head of the Wealth Management, Private Banking and Fiduciary Services at CIT Bank. Mr. Sanders also spent 14 years as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America where he was responsible for creating, building and growing the firm’s high net worth credit and banking platform. Additionally, Mr. Sanders served as a corporate and real estate attorney at Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Sanders earned a B.A. from University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School.  Upon graduating from Drake University Law School, Mr. Sanders worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable Barry Russell, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. He is a member of the California State Bar and participates at the board level on several non-profit organizations.

Mr. Sanders is married with two sons and resides in Los Angeles. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys photography, reading and travel.

Paul Simmons

Chief Credit Officer

Paul Simmons

Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Paul Simmons is Chief Credit Officer for Banc of California. He is responsible for the bank’s credit policies, approvals and overall credit administration to ensure strong credit quality and credit culture across the organization. Mr. Simmons is a financial services executive with close to 30 years of experience in banking, consumer finance, investment, and commercial real estate.

Prior to joining the Banc of California, Mr. Simmons was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Hankey Group where he led the growth, operation, and profits of a privately held, national financial services group comprised of seven companies and 2,100 employees. Previously, Mr. Simmons served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Administrator for Zions Bancorporation, where he was responsible for credit administration of its Commercial Real Estate lending activities. In addition, Mr. Simmons served as a partner at Apollo Real Estate Advisors and as Managing Director at GE Capital, with experience in various leadership, credit, capital markets, lending and equity investment roles. Mr. Simmons began his career at Citigroup, with roles including lending, problem loan workouts and international banking in Latin America.

Mr. Simmons was raised in Southern California and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University.

Albert J. Wang

Chief Accounting Officer

Albert J. Wang

Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Albert J. Wang is Chief Accounting Officer for Banc of California. He is responsible for the organization’s accounting, tax and financial reporting activities. Mr. Wang is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 19 years of accounting and finance experience working with both domestic and offshore companies. 

Prior to joining the Banc of California, Mr. Wang was the Chief Accounting Officer for Santander Bank, N.A. where he led the accounting function and various transformation initiatives.  Mr. Wang previously held leadership positions at PwC providing assurance and business advisory services to depository and lending institutions.   

Mr. Wang holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Temple University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Scranton.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Julie Duong

Julie Duong

Managing Director, Portfolio Lending

Julie Duong

Managing Director, Portfolio Lending

Ms. Julie Duong is Managing Director, Portfolio Lending at the Banc of California.  The business unit is committed to providing sound residential lending solutions to homeowners through strategic loan programs supporting Banc of California’s customers, private banking clients, business owners and entrepreneurs.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and residential lending industry. Prior to joining the bank, she served as Senior Vice President, Mortgage Operations for CS Financial, which was acquired by Banc of California in 2013. Previous, Ms. Duong was President and CEO of a start-up firm, Customer Service REO Asset Management that worked with banks and other financial institutions on the disposition of distressed properties.  She began her career with 17 years in various leadership roles at Countrywide and Bank of America.

She attended Santa Clara University as a Finance major. In 2010, Ms. Duong was the founding chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), Silicon Valley Chapter.

Jim Fraser

Jim Fraser

Managing Director, Construction Lending

Jim Fraser

Managing Director, Construction Lending

Jim Fraser is Managing Director, Construction Lending for the Banc of California. He and his team are responsible for residential and commercial real estate construction finance aligned to the bank’s mission to support California businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities. Since joining the bank, Mr. Fraser has lead product development, origination, and administration of ~$1B in construction and renovation related programs.

Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Fraser was chief executive and co-founder of RenovationReady®, a lender service provider and fund control agent serving U.S. banks and mortgage bankers nationwide. RenovationReady® was acquired by the Banc of California in 2014 and has become an integrated construction loan origination and administration platform supporting banking channels, relationship managers and their clients.

Mr. Fraser's prior experience includes being co-founder and principal at Sabal Financial, a diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate, banking and lending. Prior to Sabal, Mr. Fraser was CEO and senior executive manager of consumer construction lending at IndyMac Bank for 12 years. While at IndyMac, Mr. Fraser grew and managed $15B residential construction loans, $2B small commercial construction and $1B in land acquisition financing. Mr. Fraser was retained by the FDIC in its conservatorship under IndyMac Federal Bank.

Mr. Fraser earned a B.S. degree from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Timothy R. Sedabres

Timothy R. Sedabres

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Timothy R. Sedabres

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

Mr. Timothy R. Sedabres is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations at the Banc of California. He brings approximately 10 years of experience within the banking sector. Mr. Sedabres has responsibility for leading the development of the company's financial communications strategy with investors and shareholders. Mr. Sedabres joined the company after serving as VP of Finance at Associated Banc-Corp, where he held leadership positions within finance and corporate treasury. Mr. Sedabres has been responsible for investor relations, enterprise-wide stress testing, and capital planning in addition to experience in corporate strategic planning.

Mr. Sedabres serves on the Board of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Orange County Chapter and serves on the National Annual Conference Committee for NIRI.  Mr. Sedabres holds a Master's Degree in business administration from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor's Degree in finance from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.

Samantha Haugh

Samantha Haugh

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Samantha Haugh

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Samantha Haugh serves as Senior Vice President, Marketing for the Banc of California. Ms. Haugh is responsible for guiding and managing the marketing team in developing best-in-class, revenue-generating strategies and tactics for the bank’s divisions and business units. Ms. Haugh has over twenty years of experience in all facets of marketing including traditional and online campaign development, marketing automation and analytics, budgeting/forecasting and teambuilding.

Most recently, Ms. Haugh was Director of Digital Marketing at Experian, where she was responsible for forming a dedicated digital marketing team focused on driving content, lead generation and engagement, enhancing the brand’s reputation, and expanding growth in business and sales channels to meet fiscal year goals. Prior to that, she worked at Citi and focused on developing, implementing and managing marketing programs for the Mortgage Broker division of Citi Corporation’s business.

Her experience also includes running her own consulting business with clients such as the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, SunAmerica AIG, and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Ms. Haugh is an Eloqua, Agile and Pragmatic Marketing Certified professional, and she has a B.A. in Marketing Communications from the California State University, Fullerton.

Robert Villaneda

Robert Villaneda

Senior Vice President, Operations

Robert Villaneda

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. Robert Villaneda is Senior Vice President, Business Operations Support Manager for Banc of California’s CAO division. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. At the bank, he leads the Operations Business Support team responsible for operational metrics, KPI management and reporting, quality assurance and general business support for the operations and administrative divisions across the bank.

Mr. Villaneda is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt (DFSS). Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Villaneda worked for Bank of America where he held various management roles leading large scale operations in the check processing, cash vault and exception research divisions.  Mr. Villaneda was also responsible for leading one of the largest call centers for Bank of America, providing dedicated service to Small Business, Consumer and Corporate Credit Card customers. In his last role with Bank of America, he was Senior Vice President, Consumer Market Manager, where he led 12 banking centers serving 106,000 retail, preferred and small business households in Los Angeles County.

Thomas Senske

Thomas Senske

Managing Director, CRE Lending

Thomas Senske

Managing Director, CRE Lending

Mr. Tom Senske is Managing Director, CRE Lending for Banc of California. Mr. Senske and his team help the bank deliver on its mission to become California's bank of choice for private commercial, multifamily property owners and developers.

Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Income Property Banking at Opus Bank where he grew total multifamily and commercial loan origination by $1 billion during his three years at the bank. Mr. Senske also served as Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Lending Division at Washington Mutual/J.P. Morgan Chase. He started his career at American Savings.

He attended California State University, Long Beach and is currently enrolled in a BSM/MBA program at Pepperdine University. Mr. Senske is an avid golfer.

David Park

Managing Director, Commercial Banking

David Park

Managing Director, Commercial Banking

Mr. David Park is Managing Director, Commercial Banking for the Banc of California. Mr. Park is responsible for overseeing Banc of California’s banking relationships in commercial, business banking, and middle market sponsored finance. Mr. Park has over 13 years of experience in commercial banking and lending.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Park served as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Banking for City National Bank during which time he founded and expanded the Business Banking Group and served as manager of SBA lending.

Mr. Park is now in his fifth year serving as a faculty member of Pacific Coast Banking School where he teaches a leadership class. He has also served on multiple boards including The Orange County Small Business Financial Development Corporation and the Asian Business Association of Orange County.

Mr. Park is an avid basketball fan and enjoys playing recreational sports and spending time with his family. He holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California-Irvine and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Michael Gelormino

Michael Gelormino

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

Michael Gelormino

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

Mr. Michael Gelormino is Senior Vice President, Internal Audit for the Banc of California and its parent company, Banc of California, Inc. He oversees and assumes enterprise-wide responsibility for the internal audit function, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, internal control and regulatory compliance.

A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Gelormino has nearly 30 years of experience handling internal controls, forensic investigations, banking operations and risk management at numerous Fortune 500 companies. 

Prior to Banc of California, Mr. Gelormino was a director with Deloitte & Touche, leading the company’s community banking co-sourcing practice and managing financial services practices in the Pacific Southwest and in Japan. As a senior executive at Mitsubishi Motors Credit of America, Inc., he designed and implemented an operational audit function and led day-to-day accounting operations and major retail and lease system implementations. Mr. Gelormino also held senior positions with Toyota Financial Services and Bank of America, where he managed teams in the United States and in London.

He is a graduate of Rutgers College and pursued post-graduate studies in accounting at Golden Gate University. In his free time, he moonlights in a country-rock band.

Heather Endresen

Heather Endresen

Managing Director, SBA Lending

Heather Endresen

Managing Director, SBA Lending

Ms. Heather Endresen is Managing Director, SBA Lending for the Banc of California. She oversees a team of SBA specialists who are experts in business acquisition lending.

Ms. Endresen has over 20 years of experience as an SBA lender, having begun her career working for Frontier Bank in Orange County where she led the SBA lending department. Later she joined the former Glendale Federal Bank where she helped launch the SBA group, which was ranked the fastest growing SBA lender in the nation during its first year.

Citibank later acquired Glendale Federal where she became national director of SBA lending. Most recently, Ms. Endresen was Senior Vice President, Manager of SBA and Government Lending for Union Bank.

She attended the Stonier School of Banking in Delaware. Ms. Endresen enjoys riding horses and participating in the equestrian sport of dressage. She also spends time raising funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma society to find a cure for leukemia/ lymphoma.

Steven Canup

​Managing Director, Institutional Banking and Fiduciary Services

Steven Canup

​Managing Director, Institutional Banking and Fiduciary Services

Mr. Steven Canup is ​Managing Director, Institutional Banking and Fiduciary Services for the Banc of California.  He oversees Banc of California’s Trust Division through which his team provides a range of trust services to family, charitable, corporate and institutional trust clients including trust accounts, fiduciary management and enhanced deposit products.  In addition, Mr. Canup oversees the bank’s correspondent banking operations, providing deposit and other services to a wide range of financial institutions.  Mr. Canup brings over 25 years of corporate finance and financial market experience to Banc of California.    

Mr. Canup joins Banc of California from NewBridge Capital & Trust, where he served as President and Co-Founder. Previously, Mr. Canup was with B. Riley & Co., where he served as Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group.  Additionally, he brings significant experience having served in senior roles at FIG Partners, Concordia Financial Services, Aames Investment Corporation and East West Bank. 

Mr. Canup was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys hiking and traveling with his family.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Senior Vice President, Bank Chief Appraiser

Gary Alexander

Senior Vice President, Bank Chief Appraiser

Mr. Gary Alexander is Senior Vice President, Bank Chief Appraiser for the Banc of California. His responsibilities include oversight of the commercial appraisal program, residential review program, and the environmental risk program. He also monitors real estate market trends for the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Alexander worked at Cushman & Wakefield. As a Managing Director in the firm’s appraisal management group, he provided technical review services throughout the Western U.S. for numerous regulated banks. Upon its inception, he was appointed to C&W’s National Quality Control Committee, a four-member group that provided technical guidance to over 300 staff appraisers.

With more than 30 years of experience in real estate appraisal, review, consultation and management, Mr. Alexander’s prior positions have also included Vice President, Commercial Chief Appraiser at Fremont Investment & Loan, which specialized in large-scale appraisal assignments across the U.S. Prior to that he was Vice President, Southwest U.S. Manager at Washington Mutual Bank, where he was nominated into the company’s Circle of Excellence for outstanding service.

Mr. Alexander has earned the MAI appraisal and AI-GRS review designations from the Appraisal Institute and the MRICS appraisal designation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

Ben Kessler

Managing Director, Payment Solutions

Ben Kessler

Managing Director, Payment Solutions

Mr. Ben Kessler is Managing Director, Payment Solutions for the Banc of California. He leads Banc of California’s payments-related activities, including debit, prepaid, merchant processing and credit. Mr. Kessler brings over 20 years of financial service experience to Banc of California.

Mr. Kessler joins Banc of California from Earthport, where he served as Vice President, Global Account Management. Previously, he was Vice President and Global Relationship Manager at MasterCard. Mr. Kessler also held senior roles at CIBC and American Express.

Mr. Kessler is an avid runner and enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brandeis University, and an M.B.A. from New York University.