President and Chief Executive Officer
Greg has more than 30 years of community banking and financial institution experience and is deeply committed to serving our members and the community. Prior to joining First Tech, Greg served as President and CEO of First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust Bank from 2009 to 2012 and California National Bank from 2001 to 2009. In 1995, he founded the West Coast office of Hovde Financial — an investment banking, asset management and private equity firm. Greg has also held positions with the Department of the Treasury, working in both the Office of Thrift Supervision in San Francisco and the Office of the Secretary in Washington, D.C.
Greg is deeply passionate about making a material difference in the lives of others; especially through community engagement and helping others reach personal and professional levels of achievement. Throughout his career, he has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations including Operation Hope, the Everychild Foundation, Stone Soup Childcare, the Children’s Hunger Fund, the March of Dimes of Southern California and St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels. He is also a retired Commissioned Officer from the United States Coast Guard Reserves where he served as a Search and Rescue coordinator. When Greg is not at the office or working in his community, you can find him reading a good book or building furniture in his workshop.