Redding-based North Valley Bank has hired a trio of well-known bankers for their branch in Santa Rosa.
Joining the staff are Dianna Berthinier, who joined as senior vice president and regional manager in August; Terrance Davis, who joined as senior vice president and business banking officer in September; and Brian Rose, who also joined in September as vice president and commercial loan officer.
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Ms. Berthinier, who served as a senior vice president at National Bank of the Redwoods and is a former loan officer at Ryan Mortgage, said that she was happy to be back in the industry after a two-year hiatus.
“I’m excited to be back in it,” she said. “It’s been fun, because a lot of us are getting reacquainted with our former clients.”
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Mr. Davis, who joins Ms. Berthinier at the eight-person branch, served as president of Santa Rosa-Based Summit State Bank from 2000 to 2008 and as executive vice president from 1998 to 2000 when the bank was based in Rohnert Park and named Summit Savings and Loan. Most recently, Mr. Davis was a consultant at HarVest Bank of Maryland in Gaithersburg, Md.
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Mr. Rose was most recently a broker associate and commercial real estate underwriter at Bay Sierra Financial Inc., starting in 2008. He has been involved in banking since 1998, including time serving previously as a vice president and commercial loan officer at North Valley from 2005-2008.
The 40-year-old North Valley Bank opened branches in Santa Rosa and Ukiah in 2005 and currently manages 24 locations. The bank reported $905.59 million in assets in its third-quarter filing, up from $895.06 million in the prior quarter.***
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Novato-based Circle Bank has hired long-time community banking executive Tom Rose for the newly created position of vice president and area manager for Sonoma County.
Mr. Rose will manage the bank’s two Sonoma County branches, in Santa Rosa and Petaluma. He spent more than two decades working at banks including Mechanics Bank, Home Savings of America and Citibank, and comes to Circle after 10 years in the 24-branch Fremont Bank.
“As a recognized leader among local banks and with a strong history in SBA lending, we are poised to expand our presence,” said Erick Kostuchek, senior vice president of branch administration.
Circle Bank operates six branches, with $316.7 million in total assets, and reported its 49th consecutive profitable quarter on Sept. 30.***
Wells Fargo Chairman, President and CEO John Stumpf presented “The State of the Financial Services Industry” at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Tuesday, part of Empire College’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
The event, held during the college’s 50th anniversary “Golden Jubilee” celebration, honored the college’s founder, Henry Trione.
Mr. Stumpf spoke of the corporate culture that Mr. Trione, a well-known philanthropist and businessman in Sonoma County, established while serving on the Wells Fargo board of directors.
“The culture that we enjoy today -- the footprints that we walk in during dark times -- are Henry’s,” he said.
The bank president said that slow recovery from the recession is due to the widespread pain of the housing downturn, high personal debt and business uncertainty amid ever-changing government policies.