Regents Bank Executive Team

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    Stephen Friedman
    Regional President, San Diego Region
    858.729.7717
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    Stephen Friedman

    Regional President, San Diego Region

    Stephen Friedman serves as Regional President of the San Diego Region. Stephen is a 20-year banker and joined Regents Bank in 2009. He is responsible for developing and managing commercial loan and depository relationships throughout the San Diego region.

     

    Stephen came to Regents Bank from CommerceWest Bank after its acquisition of Discovery Bank. He began his banking career in 1987 at Bank of Boston (now Bank of America), rising to Vice President of Corporate Banking. In 1993, he joined the Bruegger’s Corporation, a bagel bakery franchiser, as Chief Financial Officer.  From 1997 to 1998, Stephen was Chief Financial Officer of Westwind Group, a large Burger King franchise.  He also was President/Owner of Jody’s Baking Co., a commercial bakery located in San Diego from 1999 through 2004.

     

    Stephen’s experience inside and outside of banking, has provided him with a level of business understanding over and above what is normally found in banking.  Stephen maintains an extensive network of professionals, who then become his clients’ network for advice and expertise on most business issues.  His clients view Stephen as more than just a source to meet their immediate banking needs -- they see him as a strategic partner they rely upon to help achieve their goals and objectives.

     

    Half of his practice consists of operating businesses, including manufacturers, distributors, contractors, professional service firms and contractors.  The remainder of his practice revolves around commercial real estate financing, including construction, bridge, mini-perm and SBA 504 loans of most property types.

     

    A resident of Carmel Valley, Stephen has been an active member of Provisors, the Association for Corporate Growth of San Diego, the Business Executives Council, the Rancho Bernardo Professional Group, Renaissance Executive Forums, and Chairmen's RoundTable.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont, followed by a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston College.  He also earned a Graduate Banking Degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

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    Darla Clark
    Executive Vice President & Regional Manager
    619.446.5590
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    Darla Clark

    Executive Vice President & Regional Manager

    Darla Clark is Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for Regents Bank’s Downtown San Diego Office. Darla joined Regents Bank in November 2001 as part of its founding management team. She has been in the banking industry for over 40 years and specializes in commercial and industrial lending with expertise in the construction and manufacturing industries.

    Darla “went up through the ranks” in banking and has a wide range of experience. She has worked for large banks, but she prefers the smaller regional and community banks where she can be a decision maker and provide more personalized service to her clients. She previously worked for La Jolla Bank & Trust and before she helped to found Regents Bank, she worked at Scripps Bank. Darla has a loyal client following, many having banked with her for over 20 years.

    Darla serves as a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) as well as Women’s Construction Coalition (WCC). She is also a member of the San Diego Lincoln Club, a pro-business advocacy group. Darla holds a Bachelor of Business with an emphasis in Accounting.  

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    Jon Michael Caffall
    Executive Vice President & Regional Manager
    760.542.4215
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    Jon Michael Caffall

    Executive Vice President & Regional Manager

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    Tami Nesburg
    Executive Vice President & Regional Manager
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    Tami Nesburg

    Executive Vice President & Regional Manager

    A current resident of Vancouver, Washington, Tami Nesburg is an Executive Vice President/Regional Manager with Regents Bank. Tami has over 32 years of business banking experience in the Vancouver Metro Area, previously holding the position of Regional Senior Vice President with Umpqua Bank with oversight of 15 offices.  Tami additionally had an 18-year tenure with Northwest National Bank, where she served as a Vice President, Commercial Lender.

    Tami represents the bank and local community through active participation in community affairs and participates in and serves as a board member for Identity Clark County; formerly Human Services Council Member 1997-2003 serving as President 2001-2002; former Regional Growth Forum Director; former Royal Oaks Finance committee member, 2004 serving as Chair Woman; current Washington Executive group member; current President of Public Facilities Board; and Treasurer for Gifts for Our Community, serving low to moderate income families through grants in our community.

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    Daniel T. Grenci
    Executive Vice President & Regional Credit Administrator
    858.729.7737
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    Daniel T. Grenci

    Executive Vice President & Regional Credit Administrator

    Dan Grenci joined Regents Bank in 2010 as Deputy Chief Credit Officer and became a Grandpoint Bank Regional Credit Administrator when Regents was merged into Grandpoint in 2013.  Prior to joining Regents/Grandpoint, Dan Grenci was a founding organizer, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Sunrise Community Bank in Palm Desert, California from 2006 to 2009.  Previously, Dan worked for First National Bank, San Diego, California (acquired by Pacific Western Bank) as Senior Vice President and Corporate Banking Relationship Manager from 2002 to 2006, and as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Credit Officer from 1997 to 2002.  Previously Dan was Vice President and Relationship Manager from 1984 to 1989 at Rancho Santa Fe National Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, California, and served as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer at First Interstate Bank of California from 1978 to 1984.

    Dan earned his Bachelor degree in Finance from the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame in 1977.  Dan is an associate member of the San Diego Chapter of the Risk Management Association, former original board member of the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum from 2002 to 2006, and former founding board member of The First Tee of Coachella Valley from 2008 to 2009.

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    Michael Churchwell
    Senior Vice President &
    Regional Credit Administrator
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    Michael Churchwell

    Senior Vice President &
    Regional Credit Administrator

    Mike Churchwell joined Regents Bank in 2014 and he currently serves as a Regional Credit Administrator at the Escondido office where he also provides support to the Vancouver, La Jolla, and San Diego offices.  He began his banking career in 1987 at Bank of America.  Upon completing a nine-month management training program, Mike served in a number of supervisory positions on the operations side of the bank until moving into lending in 1994.  Mike began his credit training as a Credit Analyst for a community bank, First National Bank (currently known as Pacific Western Bank).  While working for a number of community and regional banks in San Diego County, most of which are no longer in existence as a result of mergers and/or acquisitions, he worked his way up through the ranks in a number of lending positions including:  Underwriter, Portfolio Manager, Relationship Manager, and Chief Credit Officer.   

    Mike earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University in 1985.  Mike also graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2009 and served as an Associate Director there in 2010.

    Mike supports a number of local charities, but the principal charity he supports is the Arthritis Foundation where he has participated in an annual fundraiser since 2006.  As this fundraiser culminates in an annual bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Mike gets to combine one of his favorite activities, cycling, while also serving the community.

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