Andrew D. Fuller has been hired as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief risk officer of Santa Rosa-based Poppy Bank.

CEO Khalid Acheckzai in the announcement Aug. 28 said Fuller joins the bank as it is approaching $2 billion in assets and “will provide us greater depth in navigating the inherent challenges of the banking industry.”

Fuller is a certified public accountant with 16 years of experience in public accounting focused on financial institutions. Most recently, Fuller was senior manager for financial services audit at Crowe LLP, Poppy Bank said. He received his Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Sonoma State University.

Since opening the first branch in January 2005, Poppy Bank has grown to 11 branches across the San Francisco Bay Area and one branch in Southern California and has loan production offices in Northern and Southern California, as well as in Washington, Oregon and Arizona. It changed its name from First Community Bank late last year.