I am committed to assessing and mitigating significant risks for the Bank, ensuring its overall productivity, profitability, and compliance with banking regulations.

Martin Liska | Executive Vice President,
Chief Risk Officer

Martin Liska has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Bank since 2020. He is responsible for all risk management strategies and operations, as well as supervising the Bank’s risk mitigation and identification procedures. Previously, he served as Chief Risk Officer for Preferred Bank (2017-2020). Prior to that, he served as SVP and BSA Officer for California United Bank (2016-2017) (Nasdaq: CUNB); VP and BSA/AML Officer for State Bank of India, California (2013-2016); AML Director for Las Vegas Sands Corporation (2012-2013); and VP- Operations and Compliance Risk Manager for City National Bank (2005-2012). Mr. Liska served in multiple positions, including as a bank examiner, for the Federal Reserve Bank (1991-2005).

Active in the community, Mr. Liska served as an Executive Board Member, Secretary and founding member of the U.S.A. Southern California Chapter of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) (2011-2018). He received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne and is a United States Army veteran.