I am committed to growing our Private Banking client base and providing clients with a personalized banking experience paired with an unparalleled level of service.

Nicole Swain | Executive Vice President,
President of Private Banking

Nicole Swain joined Bank of Southern California in 2021 as an executive officer to lead the bank’s newly-formed Private Banking Group. A well-respected and accomplished senior executive with more than 30 years of banking experience, Ms. Swain will be charged with managing the Bank’s high-net worth customers through a relationship-based approach to banking by delivering personalized banking services and custom-tailored financial solutions for “high-touch” clientele.

Prior to joining Bank of Southern California, Ms. Swain was the Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of First Choice Bank, a high-performance bank based in Southern California. As a key member of the First Choice executive team, Ms. Swain was pivotal in growing First Choice from approximately $380 million in assets to over $2.0 billion in assets at the time it was acquired and was instrumental in First Choice’s loan and deposit strategies and initiatives during her tenure. Prior to that, Ms. Swain was the Senior Vice President, Private Banking Manager at Beach Business Bank and an executive officer at Bay Cities National Bank, where she similarly played a key role in the growth of the banks’ loan and deposit portfolio while managing their high-profile clients.

For several years running, Ms. Swain has been named one of the Most Influential Bankers in Los Angeles and one of the Most Influential Women in Banking by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She serves on the Board of Directors of Aviva Family and Children’s Services.