Pacific Mercantile Bancorp announced the appointment of Robert J. Stevens as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the company and its wholly-owned subsidiary Pacific Mercantile Bank. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Mission Community Bancorp and Mission Community Bank for three years.
Pacific Mercantile Bank’s President and CEO Steven K. Buster said, “Bob is an exceptionally strong credit leader with a long record of building systems and processes that are important to creating and sustaining a sound loan portfolio.” The company and the bank are excited to have Stevens on the team.
More than 35 years in the banking industry, Stevens has served in various lending and executive management positions. He started his career at Wells Fargo Bank where in his 14-year stay, he held a number of positions in commercial lending and special asset management. In 1993, he joined Rabobank International to manage special assets throughout the Americas. He became a member of the Rabobank retail banking team in 2005 where his team created the Rabo AgriFinance and Rabobank, N.A. After four years in Rabobank, he retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. He then joined The Food Partners of Washington D.C., a boutique investment banking firm, where he was a principal until he joined Mission Community Bank.
Stevens earned an MBA in Agribusiness from Santa Clara University and obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of San Francisco. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and credit training presentations.
About Pacific Mercantile Bancorp
Pacific Mercantile Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Mercantile Bank which operates a total of seven financial centers in Southern California. The Bank provides commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals, and individual clients. For more information, go to www.pmbank.com.