James B. Jones

Mr. Jones is an Executive Vice President of Carpenter & Company, an Irvine-based investment banking and consulting firm, which has served the community banking industry for over 35 years. Mr. Jones is also a founding partner of Carpenter Fund Manager GP, LLC, the general partner of the Carpenter Community BancFund. Mr. Jones joined Carpenter & Company in 1992. Since 1997 he has had direct day-to-day management of the firm’s de novo banking practice, acting as the firm’s senior liaison to bankers, regulators, and other professionals in the process of creating new community banks. During that time, Mr. Jones has personally overseen the opening of 60 such banks.

From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Jones served as Executive Vice President with oversight of all of Carpenter & Company’s real estate asset management operations. In that capacity, he was responsible for the collection and restructuring of non-performing loans and real estate assets as a third-party manager for the RTC and the FDIC and as a joint venture partner with the FDIC.

Mr. Jones is a member of the Bank’s Loan Policy and Compensation Committees.

He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s School of Business Administration, is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, and holds General Securities Principal and Representative licenses. Mr. Jones resides in Corona del Mar.