Louis P. Smaldino joins the Board of Directors of Plaza Bank after serving on the Boards of California General Bank, Professional Bank and the Bank of Manhattan for the past 6 years. Mr. Smaldino was the President and CEO of Mr. S Liquor Marts, a chain of retail liquor and convenience stores located throughout Southern California for over 40 years and is currently the owner and President of Gateway Management Company since 1986. Gateway is a real estate management and development company focusing on commercial and residential properties.
Mr. Smaldino was born in Glendale, California and has resided in the Los Angeles and Orange County area continuously. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Loyola University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California. He was the Treasure/CFO of Compata prior to starting his own business. Mr. Smaldino served on Temple City Chamber of Commerce for over 7 years and was its President. Mr. Smaldino also coached Ayso soccer for 10 years and enjoys breeding exotic birds as a hobby as well as golf and racquetball.