San Diego, August 21, 2018 – Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, CA., announced the addition of three tenured Branch Managers to support the company’s recent expansion into Los Angeles County.
Sergio Gomez – Vice President, Branch Manager, Santa Fe Springs and Commerce
Mr. Gomez has joined Bank of Southern California as Vice President, Branch Manager and will focus on deposit acquisition, sales and relationship development for the Santa Fe Springs and Commerce offices. He brings 23 years of local banking experience, specializing in business banking, internal branch operations and branch management. Mr. Gomez was formerly Vice President, Branch Manager for a regional bank’s Montebello and Downey offices.
Carlos Huiza – Vice President, Branch Manager, Lancaster
Mr. Huiza has joined the company as Vice President, Branch Manager and will oversee deposit growth, sales and profitability for the Lancaster branch. He has more than 18 years of experience working for business banks in the Los Angeles market. Mr. Huiza was previously Vice President, Branch Manager for a California-based bank in Woodland Hills and Calabasas. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Phoenix.
Stuart Cano – Vice President, Branch Manager, Glendale
Mr. Cano has joined the Bank as Vice President, Branch Manager and will be responsible for the customer service, performance and profitability of the Glendale branch, as well as staff development. With 25 years of banking experience, he is a well-known and respected banking professional with a commitment to delivering superior service. Prior to joining the Bank, he held a similar role at a California-based business bank. Active in the community, Mr. Cano is involved in numerous philanthropic organizations and serves as Board Chair for New Horizons Charter Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Instituto Latino Americano in Honduras.
“The Bank’s recent expansion into Los Angeles through our acquisition of Americas United Bank, makes this is a natural time to grow and strengthen our branch banking team,” said Nathan Rogge, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of these three experienced and proven leaders will allow us to further develop the Los Angeles market and reinforce our commitment to the Southern California community,” noted Rogge.