Glenn Gray

Glenn E. Gray is one of our directors. Mr. Gray has 40 years of experience in commercial lending and specialty finance, within banks and non-bank lenders, approximately 20 years of which involved positions of executive leadership. Most recently, Mr. Gray was the Chief Executive Officer of CalWest Bank from 2012 to 2020, a $225 million asset commercial bank based in Orange County, CA. Mr. Gray was hired to lead the turn-around of the bank, including a recapitalization in 2015, and ultimately sold the bank in the midst of the COVID pandemic for 1.3x tangible book value. Prior to joining CalWest Bank, from 2005 to 2012 Mr. Gray was the Chief Executive Officer of Sunwest Bank, a commercial bank with operations in California and Arizona. During his tenure, the bank doubled in size to $660 million in assets through a combination of organic growth and three FDIC-assisted acquisitions. From 1995 to mid-2005 Mr. Gray held senior executive positions with the FINOVA Group, at the time a $12 billion asset diversified commercial finance company controlled by Berkshire Hathaway and Leucadia National. Mr. Gray ultimately was appointed Chief Operating Officer reporting to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining FINOVA Group, Mr. Gray held various positions with Wells Fargo Bank, Bessemer Trust, Bankers Trust and Foothill Capital. Mr. Gray is currently a Trustee for the Laguna Playhouse and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and a member of the audit committee for the city of Laguna Beach. Mr. Gray graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Mr. Gray is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive operations, management and business background.