John Shindler, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, was hired in December 2009. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Shindler worked as the Chief Financial Officer for Pacific Premier Bank for seven years and two years as the Controller. Prior to that, Mr. Shindler worked for Long Beach Acceptance Corp. for more than 3 years, an indirect auto lender, where he started as a division controller and then was promoted to Regional Vice President of Operations. Mr. Shindler has 25 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer, Controller or Treasurer of various companies, 22 of which were spent at financial institutions prior to joining the Bank. Mr. Shindler obtained his M.B.A. and B.S. from California State University, Hayward.