I am committed to ensuring the overall operations of the Company are in line with strategic corporate objectives.

Richard Hernandez | President

Richard Hernandez has been our President since 2022 and previously served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer since 2020. He is an accomplished banking professional with more than 24 years of industry experience within the Southern California market. Previously, he served as EVP for Pacific Western Bank (formerly California United Bank (Nasdaq: CUNB)), overseeing commercial banking in Los Angeles County and Ventura County (2005-2020). Prior to that, he served as VP Commercial Banking for US Bank (1999-2003).

Active in the community, Mr. Hernandez currently serves on the board of Casa Pacifica, a non-profit organization assisting adolescents and families that are victims of abuse (2011-2017; 2021- present). He received his bachelor’s degree in International Finance from California Lutheran University.