SONOMA -- Sean Cutting, former president and chief executive officer of Sonoma Valley Bank, has joined Rabobank N.A. as senior relationship manager. Mr. Cutting will be responsible for business development and community outreach in the Sonoma Valley.

Rabobank announced last week that it had applied with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to open a branch in Sonoma. Mr. Cutting joins branch manager Cathleen Gorham in preparing for the branch opening at the end of the year pending approval by the OCC.

Rabobank has 120 retail branches and recently purchased Napa Community Bank, making a move into the North Bay market.