Irwin Golds | Lead Independent Director

Irwin Golds is the Lead Independent Director of the Company and the Bank, joining our Board in 2013, and serves as Chair of the Directors Loan Committee. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Capitis Real Estate since 2009, a real estate brokerage, escrow and investment firm serving Southern California. Earlier in his career, Mr. Golds served as partner at law firms Best, Best & Krieger (1981-1988) and Criste, Pippin & Golds, which he cofounded (1994-2003), until retiring from the practice of law in 2003. In addition, he was an organizer and Founder of Desert Commercial Bank (2004-2005) and served as Director (2006-2012) and Interim President (2009-2010) of Palm Desert National Bank.

Mr. Golds is an active member of the Coachella Valley business community and has also served as a Board member of several charitable organizations, including Shelter From the Storm, YMCA, the Coachella Valley Education Foundation, and the Desert Community Foundation. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.