Meet Our Executive Team

We are entrepreneurs, innovators, executives, bankers and community leaders.

Doug Bowers

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Doug Bowers is President and Chief Executive Officer for Banc of California.

Mr. Bowers is a veteran banking executive with over 35 years of banking experience, including his most recent role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Square 1 Bank from 2011 until its sale to PacWest Bancorp in 2015. He previously held roles at Lone Star/Hudson Advisors, a leading private equity firm, and at Bank of America, where he spent nearly 30 years leading a variety of businesses including: Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Europe (EMEA), Leasing and Specialized Products.

Square 1 Bank is a leading provider of banking services to the venture capital markets throughout the United States. During Mr. Bowers’ time at Square 1 Bank, he led the raise of $120 million through its 2014 IPO (priced at the highest bank valuation since before the financial crisis); grew the bank from $1.6 billion to more than $4 billion in assets and opened key offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Bowers served as a Managing Director of Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors, a leading private equity firm that invests globally in a variety of financial assets. During his tenure, Mr. Bowers co-lead the fund’s bank acquisition efforts.

From 1980 through 2008, Mr. Bowers rose through the ranks of Bank of America, holding a broad range of positions, including: Head of Large Corporate Banking for the U.S., Canada and Latin America markets including Middle Market Investment Banking and Sports Finance; Specialized Product Executive with responsibility for seven distinct businesses generating over $3 billion in revenue and $1.4 billion in net income; President of the Leasing and Capital Business, the largest and most profitable bank-owned leasing company in the world; and President of all activity in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (based in London) with an emphasis on Banking, Trading, Treasury and varying other products and capabilities.

John Bogler

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. John Bogler is Chief Financial Officer for Banc of California.  He brings nearly 30 years of experience and a deep set of experiences across accounting, finance, treasury and capital markets functions.  He is responsible for providing strategic leadership in all aspects of the organization’s financial operations. He also has expertise in cross-functional team building, corporate and operational consolidation, financial and capital planning, budgeting and enterprise risk management.

Previously, Mr. Bogler served as the Chief Financial Officer at each of Sabal Financial Group, L.P., Sabal Capital Partners, LLC and Sabal Investment Advisors, LLC.  Mr. Bogler is a founder of Sabal Capital Partners and Sabal Investment Advisors and previously served on the board of Sabal Capital Partners.  His responsibilities across the Sabal companies included developing and implementing the corporate support functions, oversight of all financial functions and developing and implementing strategic initiatives for each company.

Prior to Sabal Financial, he served as Chief Financial Officer at CapitalSource, Inc. (NYSE: CSE) where he oversaw all financial functions, compliance, facilities and information technology.  John provided executive leadership in the development of an enterprise risk management program along with capital planning and stress testing in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act.  During his tenure, CapitalSource acquired a bank platform, operated a REIT subsidiary, consolidated operations, developed or acquired various lending platforms, issued debt and executed on various capital management strategies with the latter ultimately leading to a highly profitable sale of the company.

John also served as Chief Financial Officer at Affinity Financial Corporation, and various corporate and financial capacities at Jackson Federal Bank.

Throughout his career, John assumed responsibility for various financial, accounting, strategic M&A and operational activities within organizations, including start-ups as well as large established firms. He also acted as a consultant on bank de novo activities, including regulatory guidance and performing initial capital raising activities.  John received a Bachelor of Arts from Missouri State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Rita Dailey

Executive Vice President, Deposits and Treasury Management

Rita Dailey is Executive Vice President, Deposits and Treasury Management for Banc of California. Ms. Dailey joined in October 2017 and leads Banc of California’s deposit generation team and product strategies, with responsibility for deposits, specialty markets, treasury management product sales and operations, and payment solutions.

Most recently, Ms. Dailey served as Managing Director of Investment Banking & Markets for MUFG Union Bank. Her leadership roles there included Division Manager, Specialized Deposit Markets, where she led multiple specialty industry national verticals – including Title, Escrow, and Bankruptcy Deposit services. She also served as Division Manager, Commercial Treasury Services, with responsibility for deposit generation and treasury product sales across the bank’s Commercial Banking footprint. Ms. Dailey also held senior positions in the areas of corporate and commercial lending and credit underwriting at MUFG Union Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.

Ms. Dailey holds a B.A. in Economics from University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Dailey is active in community and nonprofit organizations including South Coast Repertory Theater and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Los Angeles.

Hugh F. Boyle

Chief Risk Officer

Hugh F. Boyle is Chief Risk Officer for Banc of California.  Mr. Boyle joined the Company in 2013 and is responsible for developing and managing the bank and parent company’s enterprise risk management framework and program.

Hugh has 30 plus years of risk management, credit, capital markets, and investment banking experience, as well as deep consumer, commercial banking, and residential mortgage lending experience, in both domestic and international markets.

Mr. Boyle’s investment banking background includes 12 years in credit risk at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he served as lead for Financial Institutions, Emerging Markets and managed credit in the Energy and Commodities markets for Goldman’s trading affiliate, J. Aron & Co.  He also served on Goldman’s Risk Steering Committee.  Subsequently, Hugh spent four years as SVP and Regional Credit Manager at Lehman Brothers, responsible for managing all credit risk exposures in the Americas.  Mr. Boyle is well versed in financial institution matters having worked with hundreds of banks globally supporting their debt and equity capital markets transactions, trading, M&A, and strategic and credit rating advisory work.

In commercial banking, Mr. Boyle has served as Chief Risk Officer for CIBC First Caribbean International Bank headquartered in Barbados, West Indies with operations in 17 countries, Chief Risk Officer at Flagstar bank, and Chief Credit Officer at Washington Mutual Inc.   He began his banking career in oil and gas lending at Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New York City.

Mr. Boyle earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Earth and Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Diane M. Summers

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Diane Summers is Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for the Banc of California and its parent company, Banc of California, Inc. She oversees regulatory compliance, as well as managing all examinations with federal regulators at both the Bank and holding company levels. Ms. Summers is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience within the financial sector in the areas of risk, compliance, operations, credit, strategic planning, and exam management.

Prior to joining Banc of California, and during the financial crisis, Ms. Summers lead the Investigations Department of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in the western region.

At the FDIC, she oversaw the investigation of over 100 failed banks with aggregated assets exceeding $100 billion. She also acted as Investigations subject matter expert to help establish the newly formed Office of Complex Financial Institutions (OCFI), created under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

While with the FDIC, Ms. Summers was twice awarded one of the agency’s highest honors, the “Mission Achievement Award,” for her superior efforts in managing bank closings as well as helping establish the Office of Complex Financial Institutions. She is also credited with spearheading increased efficiencies at the FDIC in the area of depository claims management.

Ms. Summers and her husband are California natives, and as such enjoy everything and anything that has to do with the ocean, from scuba diving, to kayaking, and sailing. She and her husband also enjoy good coffee and fine wine. Ms. Summers received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from San Diego State University, an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation.

John C. Grosvenor

General Counsel

Mr. John C. Grosvenor is General Counsel of Banc of California, with responsibility for managing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. He brings decades of experience to the company from working for a “startup” to 12 years as a corporate securities and financial services partner at the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips law firm. While at Manatt, Mr. Grosvenor specialized in capital market transactions, representing underwriters and issuers including commercial banks, specialty finance companies and mortgage REITs.

Mr. Grosvenor’s entrepreneurial spirit includes starting and growing law firms as well as a start-up business deploying wireless and wireline broadband interactive information and services over telecommunications facilities. The start-up later became a subsidiary of Verizon Corp. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions with other law firms, a movie studio and a savings and loan company.

Mr. Grosvenor has authored numerous articles concerning matters of interest to financial services companies and, and he has spoken frequently before industry groups, including the California Bankers Association and the Western Independent Bankers Association.

Mr. Grosvenor earned his B.A. from UCLA, his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a LL.M in Taxation from the George Washington University National Law Center. He is a member of the bars of both California and Washington D.C.

Julie Duong

Managing Director, Portfolio Lending

Ms. Julie Duong is Managing Director, Portfolio Lending at the Banc of California.  The business unit is committed to providing sound residential lending solutions to homeowners through strategic loan programs supporting Banc of California’s customers, private banking clients, business owners and entrepreneurs.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and residential lending industry. Prior to joining the bank, she served as Senior Vice President, Mortgage Operations for CS Financial, which was acquired by Banc of California in 2013. Previous, Ms. Duong was President and CEO of a start-up firm, Customer Service REO Asset Management that worked with banks and other financial institutions on the disposition of distressed properties.  She began her career with 17 years in various leadership roles at Countrywide and Bank of America.

She attended Santa Clara University as a Finance major. In 2010, Ms. Duong was the founding chair of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), Silicon Valley Chapter.

Jason Pendergist

Executive Vice President – Head of Real Estate Banking

Mr. Pendergist has nearly 20 years of financial, strategic and sales management experience.  He began his career as a business consultant before moving into banking. He then spent more than twelve years at JP Morgan Chase serving in a variety of roles within the Commercial Term Lending business.  At JP Morgan Chase, Mr. Pendergist served as Senior Vice President overseeing the California market and later as Managing Director and Head of the Eastern Region.  Mr. Pendergist returned to California when he joined Luther Burbank Savings as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer in July 2014 and was soon promoted to President – Consumer & Commercial Banking in October 2015.  In this role, Mr. Pendergist was responsible for the leadership and oversight of all consumer and commercial lending functions, lending operations, branch and online banking, capital markets and marketing and grew the bank from $3.5B to almost $6B in assets.

Prior to his banking career, Mr. Pendergist attended the University of Colorado Boulder, where he received an MBA in Finance at the Leeds School of Business. Mr. Pendergist also serves as Chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Council for the American Bankers Association and is Vice-Chairman of Miracles for Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving children with life-threatening illnesses and the families that care for them.

Zoila Price

Managing Director, Warehouse Lending

Ms. Zoila Price is Managing Director, Warehouse Lending for Banc of California. She has 26 years of banking experience in retail, wholesale, correspondent lending, mortgage warehouse lending and real estate loss mitigation. As head of Warehouse Lending, Ms. Price oversees the warehouse lending platform of Banc of California providing repurchase facilities for residential and commercial lenders nationwide.

Prior to Banc of California, Ms. Price was President and CEO of Optal Companies, Senior Vice President of Lehman Warehouse Lending Division, President and CEO of Imperial Warehouse Finance, Inc., and Senior Vice President with Impac Warehouse Lending Group.

Gaylin D. Anderson

Managing Director, Community Banking

Mr. Gaylin D. Anderson is Managing Director, Community Banking of Banc of California. He oversees the expansion of bank branches throughout California, focusing on a new model of banking that provides services to the most sophisticated businesses and entrepreneurs in the state. An innovative leader with more than 18 years in the financial services and banking industries, Mr. Anderson has a proven record in sales, banking operations, product development, marketing incentive and performance management. He served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Branch Performance at US Bank in Los Angeles and Director of Retail Banking at California National Bank.

Mr. Anderson held executive management positions for CitiBank, N.A. and California Federal Bank where he helped transform Cal Fed into one of the most well regarded sales and services providers in the industry.

Mr. Anderson attended the University of Utah, and has served in leadership roles with the March of Dimes, Junior Achievement and the United Way of Los Angeles.

David Park

Managing Director, Commercial Banking

Mr. David Park is Managing Director, Commercial Banking for the Banc of California. Mr. Park is responsible for overseeing Banc of California’s banking relationships in commercial, business banking, SBA and middle market sponsored finance. Mr. Park has over 13 years of experience in commercial banking and lending.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Park served as Senior Vice President and Head of Business Banking for City National Bank during which time he founded and expanded the Business Banking Group and served as manager of SBA lending.

Mr. Park is now in his fifth year serving as a faculty member of Pacific Coast Banking School where he teaches a leadership class. He has also served on multiple boards including The Orange County Small Business Financial Development Corporation and the Asian Business Association of Orange County.

Mr. Park is an avid basketball fan and enjoys playing recreational sports and spending time with his family. He holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California-Irvine and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Jay Sanders

Executive Vice President, Private Banking

Century City

Mr. Jay D. Sanders is Executive Vice President, Private Banking at Banc of California. As the head of the Private Banking Division, he oversees a team of Private Banking Professionals who develop and implement sophisticated credit and banking solutions for our clients.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Sanders was Executive Vice President, and head of the Wealth Management, Private Banking and Fiduciary Services at CIT Bank. Mr. Sanders also spent 14 years as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America where he was responsible for creating, building and growing the firm’s high net worth credit and banking platform. Additionally, Mr. Sanders served as a corporate and real estate attorney at Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Sanders earned a B.A. from University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School.  Upon graduating from Drake University Law School, Mr. Sanders worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for Honorable Barry Russell, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. He is a member of the California State Bar and participates at the board level on several non-profit organizations.

Mr. Sanders is married with two sons and resides in Los Angeles. In addition to spending time with family, he enjoys photography, reading and travel.

Gary S. Dunn

Executive Vice President, Community Development

Mr. Gary Dunn serves as Executive Vice President, Community Development for Banc of California. Mr. Dunn has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. He designs, implements, manages and documents a comprehensive Community Development program that incorporates formulating policies and procedures that best serve the credit needs of the company’s assessment areas.

Mr. Dunn’s community and civic involvements include service as a member of the board of directors for Clearinghouse CDFI (Chairman), Junior Achievement of Southern California, NeighborWorks of Orange County (Board President), Affordable Housing Clearinghouse (Board Vice President), Mary Erickson Community Housing (Board President), Los Angeles Conservation Corps, National Asian American Coalition, Orange County Human Relations and Small Business Financial Development Corporation of Orange County (Board President).  He has been recognized with many awards and commendations for his community service.

He is credited as the first California banker to design and implement a financial literacy program and deliver it to underserved communities through a network of bank branch manager volunteers.  He has previously held senior level positions with CapitalSource Bank (formerly Fremont Investment & Loan).

He enjoys golfing, traveling and family time.

Gilda Youdeem

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Analytics

Ms. Gilda Youdeem is EVP, Enterprise Risk Analytics for Banc of California. Ms. Youdeem manages the bank’s DFAST readiness program, and as such, she is responsible for leading the development of the Enterprise Risk Analytics Framework which  governs the models and analytics that quantify and stress enterprise risks including financial, credit, market and operational risks. Additionally, she has responsibility for  oversight of model risk governance.

Prior to joining the bank in 2012, she was a Senior Financial Management Analyst for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). At the FDIC her work focused on resolving issues at failed financial institutions, paying insured depositors and managing receiverships.

With 30 years of experience in the banking and real estate investment industries, Ms. Youdeem’s prior positions include Vice President, Corporate Finance at Knowledge Learning Corporation; Senior Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at New Century Financial Corporation; Sr. Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis at ACC Capital Holdings Corporation, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development at The Picerne Group, and Vice President , Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at American Savings Bank.

Ms. Youdeem received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Finance from Chapman University. She is an avid backyard gardener, who also enjoys long hikes, reading a variety of  fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as traveling.

Larry Gee

Interim Chief Accounting Officer and SVP, Head of Accounting Policy

Mr. Larry Gee is the Interim Chief Accounting Officer and SVP, Head of Accounting Policy at Banc of California.  Mr. Gee is responsible for the organization’s accounting, tax, and financial reporting activities.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in California) and has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience, primarily in the banking industry.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Gee served in senior accounting leadership positions with various financial institutions.  Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Financial Assets Controller at Bank of the West.  Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Controller for OneWest Bank.  He has held senior accounting positions at Union Bank, Washington Mutual, Countrywide Financial Corporation, and Wells Fargo Bank.  Mr. Gee also has worked on the staff of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Mr. Gee holds a Master’s in Business Administration (Accounting Emphasis) from California State University, Hayward and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a member of the Depository and Financial Institutions Expert Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Accounting Committee of the American Bankers Association.

Ken Plummer

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Ken Plummer is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for the Banc of California. He is primarily responsible for the Information Technology Operations division of the bank, which includes IT infrastructure, Network & Telephony, IT System Services, IT Compliance & Security, and Banking Application Support.

Mr. Plummer specializes in the implementation of enterprise caliber Information Technology environments with an emphasis on standards and efficiency.

Prior to joining Banc of California, he was a Program Management Senior Advisor with Dell Computing Services, where he managed the infrastructure build-and-program migration of all IT services for the Managed Services implementation of CoreLogic Corp.

With 30 years of experience as an Information Technology professional, Mr. Plummer’s prior positions include Senior Product Manager and Director at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, Senior Project Manager at Option One Mortgage, General Manager at Scura Speed & Technology, VP Information Technology at HNC, and Senior IT Manager at NCR Corp.

Mr. Plummer studied computer science at UCLA and is a graduate and certified Project Management instructor at the Crosby Quality Project Management Institute. He enjoys cycling and has been a martial arts instructor for 35 years.

Angelee J. Harris

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel Banking

Ms. Angelee J. Harris is Executive Vice President, General Counsel Banking for the Banc of California. She is primarily responsible for providing advice on corporate securities matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Ms. Harris is a highly credentialed corporate attorney with expertise in corporate securities, M&A and bank operations and a track record of success in managing in-house responsibilities of a publicly traded bank holding company. Ms. Harris was a partner and associate with the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP for more than 11 years where she represented public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and corporate governance. Additionally, for a period of three years prior to its acquisition, Ms. Harris acted as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the publicly traded company Placer Sierra Bancshares, the holding company of a commercial bank with more than $2 billion in assets. Ms. Harris has more than 14 years’ experience as a senior counselor and business partner and is adept at providing practical legal advice and identifying potential legal risks.

Ms. Harris earned her B.A. from Brigham Young University and her J.D. from the University of Utah. She is licensed to practice in both California and Utah.

John F. Madden Jr.

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel: Lending

Mr. John F. Madden, Jr. is Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel for Banc of California. He is an accomplished general counsel with more than 28 years experience and expertise in corporate and securities law.

Mr. Madden has responsibility for providing legal services to the bank’s residential and commercial lending division. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Pacific Mercantile Bank, a community bank with more than $1 billion in assets. Mr. Madden also previously served as General Counsel for Value Home Auctions, Inc. where he handled all legal issues including litigation, contracts and human resources. Other positions include Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for AAMES Investment Corporation and Funders Mortgage Corporation. Mr. Madden received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Carleton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

He enjoys playing chess and watching college football and basketball games.

Manisha K. Merchant

Executive Vice President, Division General Counsel: Banking

Ms. Manisha K. Merchant is Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Banc of California with responsibility for general banking operations, institutional banking, employment law, regulatory compliance and litigation.

As part of a team of senior attorneys, Ms. Merchant also worked with her colleagues on lending matters, merger and acquisition deals, vendor contracts, and reviewing policies and procedures. Before joining the Banc of California Ms. Merchant was Vice President and Senior Counsel at Union Bank for five years. She provided support to the retail banking network, including retail product development and consumer deposit operations. She also worked with business units to ensure compliance with new and existing regulations.

Ms. Merchant also worked at Washington Mutual Bank as First Vice President and Senior Counsel, and Wachovia Bank as an Assistant Vice President and Associate General Counsel. At each bank she developed expertise in deposit products and bank operations. Ms. Merchant is active in the community serving on several non-profit board of director. These activities include the Pratham USA, Los Angeles Chapter, a charity that supplements the education for children in India. Other boards include the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Ms. Merchant received a BA Degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. She went on to graduate with an MBA in Finance and a law degree from the University of Connecticut.

Away from work she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Jim B. Wiegandt

Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate Lending

Jim Wiegandt is the Managing Director of Commercial Real Estate Lending.  In this position, he is responsible for leading the Banc’s growth and expansion of the CRE division.

Jim has over 20 years experience creating, building and supporting high performing teams.  Most recently he was the Director of Retail Income Property Lending at Luther Burbank Savings where he was able to lead the team to incredible results assisting the bank to grow from $4.0B to almost $6.0B in assets. Prior to LBS, Jim was an Executive Director at Chase Bank/WaMu for over 10 years.  With that firm Jim held several positions focusing on CRE, Asset Management and the MFL businesses.  Jim has also held senior sales and management positions with Nextel Partners and Household Finance.

Jim attended Michigan State University as well as San Diego State University where he received his Bachelor Degree. Jim has also received post-graduation education at Pacific Coast Banking School and ABA Commercial Banking School.

Jim is active in the community, Jim has been a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and supported at risk youth by being a voice for them in the court system.

Paul Hoffman

Managing Director, Construction Banking

Mr. Paul Hoffman is Managing Director, Construction Banking for the Banc of California. Mr. Hoffman is responsible for overseeing Banc of California’s banking and lending relationships in both the residential and commercial construction space.  Mr. Hoffman has over 25 years of experience in Real Estate, banking and lending.

During his career, he has held a broad range of positions and leadership roles in various Real Estate and banking channels, including: Business Development, Brand Management, M&A and Development, Commercial Acquisitions, Residential Lending, Construction, Asset Management and Loss Mitigation.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Hoffman served as Senior Vice President for Citizens Business Bank.  Mr. Hoffman revamped and expanded the mortgage lending platform and served as the Home Lending Division Manager.

Mr. Hoffman is a co-founder of the Ambassador program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).  He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. He holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California-Los Angeles and is a Certified Mortgage Banker.