Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

Magazine article American Banker

Executive Changes

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Byline: Tana Tymesen


Sterling Financial Corp. of Spokane has hired David S. DePillo as chief credit officer of its Sterling Savings Bank.

DePillo was the vice chairman of the board of Fremont General Corp. of Anaheim Hills, Calif. and its subsidiary, Fremont Investment and Loan. Before that, he had been the president of both since 2007. Before joining Fremont he had been a vice chairman and the president and chief operating officer of Commercial Capital Bancorp Inc. and its subsidiaries from 1999 until 2006. Sterling Savings Bank has $10 billion of assets.

Sunwest Bank of Tustin, Calif., has hired Andrew Stines as a senior vice president and its chief risk officer.

Stines was a principal and consultant for the regulatory compliance group of Free Vector Advisors LLC. Before that he was a manager of the financial services regulatory practice team at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

The $634 million-asset bank also hired Brian J. Smith as a relationship manager and senior vice president of the bank's branch in Encinitas.

Smith was a senior vice president, the commercial loan officer and a relationship manager of Security Business Bank in Carlsbad, Calif.

California United Bank in Encino has hired Dan Palmquist as its senior vice president and manager of the Orange County region.

Palmquist was the chief banking officer of Partners Bank in Mission Viejo. Before that he was a senior vice president for Wachovia Bank. Earlier he held a similar position at Commerce National Bank.

The $486 million-asset California United also hired Shirley Wentzel as its senior vice president of commercial banking and Lisa Gorelick as a vice president and relationship manager.

Wentzel was a senior regional vice president of commercial and private banking at American Security Bank in Newport Beach. …

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