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Officers and Directors

Board of Directors - Banc of California, Inc.

Robert D. Sznewajs
Robert D. Sznewajs
Chair of the Board
Robert D. Sznewajs Mr. Sznewajs was the President and Chief Executive Officer of West Coast Bancorp from 2000 to 2013, an Oregon-based bank holding company which was sold in 2013 with $2.5 billion in assets. Mr. Sznewajs has held a variety of executive level roles in large financial services institutions, including Vice Chair of U.S. Bancorp; President and Chief Operating Officer of BankAmericard; Executive Vice President and Manager of Valley National Bancorp; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan National Bank. In addition to nearly 40 years of experience in the areas of regulatory matters, operations and technology, consumer and commercial banking, sales and marketing, management of investment portfolios and mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Sznewajs has also served on several boards and executive committees, namely Outerwall, Inc. (formerly Coinstar); the Portland Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; the Oregon’s Bankers Association; the United Way; the Association for Corporate Growth; and the Bates Group, LLC. Mr. Sznewajs received both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Detroit and is a licensed CPA (status inactive).

In addition to Mr. Sznewajs’ responsibilities as the Board Chair, he is one of the Company’s Board-designated “audit committee financial experts.” His broad and deep experience in the banking industry, including having been the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly-held bank holding company, makes him a particularly valued member of the Board.
James A. "Conan" Barker
James A. "Conan" Barker
Director
James A. "Conan" Barker Mr. Barker has over 30 years of experience in corporate strategy, private equity, and management of large corporate enterprises. Since 1998, Mr. Barker has served as Co-President and 25% owner of Velocity Vehicle Group, a privately owned group of companies that serve the truck, bus and capital equipment finance markets throughout the Southwest with revenues and assets in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Barker is also a board member and 50% owner of Velocity SBA, one of 14 non-bank small business lending companies in the United States licensed to originate loans under the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. From 1994 through 1997, Mr. Barker worked in Palo Alto, California for HAL Investments Inc., a private equity investment firm with holdings in real estate, maritime and industrial interests. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Barker worked in the corporate strategy department of Sea Containers, Inc. in London, England setting business strategies for the multi-national transportation and hotel conglomerate. In addition, from 1988 to 1991 Mr. Barker worked for the Boston Consulting Group in the San Francisco and Chicago offices, assisting Fortune 500 firms on corporate strategy initiatives.

Mr. Barker received his Bachelor’s in Economics and Master’s in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and has lived in Southern California for 21 years.

Mr. Barker’s extensive experience in managing large corporate enterprises and his proficiency in corporate strategy and finance make him a valuable contributor to the Board. Mr. Barker is one of the Company’s Board-designated “audit committee financial experts.”
Mary A. Curran
Mary A. Curran
Director
Mary A. Curran Ms. Curran spent 25 years at MUFG Union Bank, N.A., during which time she held several executive level positions, including Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking Chief Risk Officer from 2011 to 2014, and Executive Vice President, Head of The Private Bank at Union Bank from 2006 to 2011. During her time with Union Bank, Ms. Curran worked closely with its board and management to build an infrastructure focused on a strong, proactive, integrated and effective risk management. Ms. Curran was also tasked with improving the performance of Union Bank’s Wealth Management practice, a business unit with offices throughout California, Washington and Oregon. Prior to 2006, she spent 17 years in leadership roles in commercial banking.

Ms. Curran currently serves on the Board of Directors, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR). She also serves on the Board of Directors, Nominating/Governance Committee and Compensation Committee for Hunter Industries, a privately held global irrigation, landscape lighting and custom manufacturing company. Ms. Curran recently served as Chair of San Diego State University’s Campanile Foundation Board and Executive Committee, and currently chairs its Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on its Athletics Committee. Previous board service also includes: Chair of the California Bankers Association where she remains involved on the Banker Benefits Board. Ms. Curran is a NACD Governance Fellow, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Business from San Diego State University.

Ms. Curran’s broad range of experience in the financial services industry and community involvement, especially in California, as well as her prior business and leadership positions, have enhanced the Board’s perspective. Her leadership and knowledge, specifically in credit and risk management as Chair of the Enterprise Risk Committee, have been vital to the Company’s risk framework and objectives.
B.A. Fallon-Walsh
B.A. Fallon-Walsh
Director
B.A. Fallon-Walsh Ms. Fallon-Walsh has more than 35 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. From 1995 until her retirement in 2012, Ms. Fallon-Walsh was with The Vanguard Group, where she led High Net Worth Services, Core Investor Services, Institutional Marketing and Institutional Retirement Plan Services, among other leadership positions. During her time at Vanguard, Ms. Fallon-Walsh also held Series 7, 63 and 24 securities licenses. Prior to joining Vanguard, she was an Executive Vice President with Bank of America and a predecessor company, Security Pacific Bank, in California. Her banking leadership roles included retail banking, strategic planning, marketing, product management and electronic delivery, residential mortgage, product development and secondary marketing.

Until June 2019, Ms. Fallon-Walsh served on the board of directors of Alliance Bernstein (NYSE: AB), where she chaired the Compensation and Workplace Practices Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. She also served on the board of directors of MONY Life Insurance Company of America, an indirect subsidiary of AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH), and chaired the Investment Committee. In addition, Ms. Fallon-Walsh is a member of the Betterment for Business Advisory Board. Previous board service on other AXA companies includes Paris-based AXA Investment Managers and its subsidiaries. Ms. Fallon-Walsh received the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Board Service from the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and is currently a director of the Lewes Yacht Club. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors and the NACD. Ms. Fallon-Walsh received a Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Liberal Arts and Management from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Ms. Fallon-Walsh’s comprehensive background in the financial services industry, particularly within California, as well as her board experience and leadership expertise in banking have enriched the Board’s perspective.
Bonnie G. Hill
Bonnie G. Hill
Director
Bonnie G. Hill Dr. Hill has served as the President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on corporate governance, board organizational and public policy issues since 2001. She is also co-founder of Icon Blue, a brand marketing company founded in 1998 and based in Los Angeles. Dr. Hill has over 25 years of experience serving on numerous corporate boards with a wide-ranging career in business, government, education, and philanthropy. Currently, Dr. Hill is a faculty member of the NACD Board Advisory Services Program, a founding member of the Lead Directors Network, and sits on the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership Advisory Committee for Columbia Law School and the National Board of 2020 Women on Corporate Boards. Dr. Hill has also served on numerous public company boards, including the California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS). Dr. Hill also co-chaired the 2016 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Building the Strategic-Asset Board, served on the board of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation and is a former member of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Investor Advisory Group.

From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Hill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Times Mirror Foundation and as Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, for the Los Angeles Times. From 1992 to 1997 she served as Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and prior to that, Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency for the State of California. Dr. Hill has held a variety of presidential appointments, including Vice Chair of the Postal Rate Commission and Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education under President Reagan, and as Special Adviser to President George H. W. Bush for Consumer Affairs. She has chaired the SEC’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee and served on the board of directors of NASD Regulation, Inc. Dr. Hill also served as Vice President with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, and recently was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Forum for Corporate Directors. Dr. Hill has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mills College, a Master of Science degree from California State University, Hayward, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Hill’s extensive background in board leadership and corporate governance has significantly supported the Company’s efforts to improve its corporate governance practices and broaden the Board’s perspective. Dr. Hill is the Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee.
Richard J. Lashley
Richard J. Lashley
Director
Richard J. Lashley Mr. Lashley is Managing Member of PL Capital Advisors, LLC, a SEC-registered investment advisory firm, and co-founder of PL Capital, LLC, a firm founded in 1996. PL Capital Advisors specializes in the banking industry and was named by the American Banker as one of the top community bank investors in the country. PL Capital is also one of the Company’s largest stockholders. Mr. Lashley’s primary responsibilities at PL Capital Advisors include portfolio management and research. Mr. Lashley has extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of numerous publicly-held and privately-held banks throughout the United States, including current service on the boards of directors of MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFSF) and its subsidiary bank, MutualBank, and prior service on the boards of directors of Metro Bancorp, Inc. State Bancorp, Inc. and BCSB Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Lashley also has diverse experience as Chairman and/or member of numerous board committees. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Director in KPMG LLP’s corporate finance group, where he led a team providing merger and acquisition advisory services to banks throughout the country. From 1984 to 1993 he worked for KPMG LLP as a CPA, providing professional accounting services to banks and other financial services companies in New York and New Jersey. From 1992 to 1993 he served as the Assistant to the Chairman of the AICPA Savings Institution Committee in Washington D.C. Mr. Lashley received his Master’s degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Oswego State University. He is licensed as a CPA in New Jersey (status inactive).

Mr. Lashley’s extensive experience at KPMG LLP providing professional accounting and advisory services, as well as his service on numerous bank boards and his experience at PL Capital managing investments in the banking industry enables him to be a significant contributor to the Board as well as provides the perspective of a significant investor in the Company. Mr. Lashley is one of the Company’s Board-designated “audit committee financial expert” and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Jonah F. Schnel
Jonah F. Schnel
Director
Jonah F. Schnel Mr. Schnel is a consultant, and manager of private equity sponsored companies and new business ventures. Until their acquisitions during 2019, Mr. Schnel led Fast A/R Funding, a private company focused on lending to small businesses throughout the United States and Timco CNG, a private company operating public-access, compressed natural gas stations in Southern California. Previously, Mr. Schnel led the recapitalization of National Capital Management, an acquirer and servicer of distressed consumer debt, and assisted management during that company’s significant growth and through its acquisition by Portfolio Recovery Group, Inc. in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Schnel was a Partner at ITU Ventures for seven years, a venture capital firm making early-stage investments in technology companies associated with innovation emerging from leading research universities in the United States. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schnel worked as a manager at SunAmerica Investments, Inc. in the real estate investment division with a primary focus on first lien lending in a diversified range of commercial real estate assets. Mr. Schnel currently serves as the Chair and President of the Southern California Chapter of the Tourette Association of America. Mr. Schnel completed the director training and certification program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and received his Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Tulane University.

Mr. Schnel’s diverse experience in founding and managing numerous privately-held companies, and investments in various industries such as specialty finance and lending, alternative energy, gaming and technology, as well as his proficiency in commercial real estate and managerial oversight of a diverse set of finance-related businesses, has considerably strengthened the Board. More recently, Mr. Schnel received training and completed the cybersecurity certification program with respect to Managing Risk in the Information Age through Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for advances in learning in association with Harvard X.
Andrew Thau
Andrew Thau
Director
Andrew Thau Mr. Thau is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency (UTA). Since 2007, Mr. Thau has been central to UTA’s operations, M&A and business expansion strategies amid a sea change across the entertainment, media and technology landscape. Mr. Thau was the first non-agent to be named to the UTA partnership in 2016 and its Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Thau also serves on UTA’s audit committee and as one of four managing directors responsible for overseeing UTA’s day-to-day business. Mr. Thau began his career at the Zalkin, Rodin and Goodman law firm in New York City, specializing in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. Mr. Thau then moved to 20th Century Fox where he served as an attorney in the licensing/merchandising and filmed entertainment groups before taking on executive roles overseeing domestic and international cable television networks and businesses. Mr. Thau later lead the content and technology venture Be Here as its CEO and subsequently helped launch and served as COO of, Network LIVE, a joint venture of AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG that broadcasted live music and entertainment events across all platforms.

Mr. Thau is a graduate of George Washington University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has served on the boards of multiple charitable organizations. He has lived in Southern California for 25 years.

Mr. Thau’s extensive operational, legal and strategic experience from his senior leadership roles at UTA and various entertainment and technology ventures has considerably strengthened the Board.
Jared M. Wolff
Jared M. Wolff
Director
Jared M. Wolff Jared M. Wolff joined the Company and the Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 18, 2019. He also serves as a director of the Company and as Chairman of the Bank.

Mr. Wolff is a veteran California banking executive with deep expertise in finance, law and risk management. Mr. Wolff came to Banc of California from City National Bank where he was an Executive Vice President and General Counsel. At City National, he was a member of the Executive Committee and oversaw the Legal and Corporate Administrative Group, among other areas. Prior to City National, Mr. Wolff spent 12 years at PacWest Bancorp serving as President and member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Western Bank, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW), and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of PacWest Bancorp. As President of the commercial bank subsidiary, Mr. Wolff was responsible for overseeing the regional commercial banking teams for the community bank throughout California and establishing initiatives for the Bank as a whole. He was also a member of the Bank's Executive Asset and Liability Management Committee as well as the Bank's Credit Committee. As General Counsel of the public holding company, Mr. Wolff had primary responsibility for corporate governance, corporate regulatory compliance and execution of M&A activity, including PacWest's $2.3 billion acquisition of CapitalSource (NYSE:CSE). During his tenure, he also had oversight over internal audit, deposit gathering, regional lending, insurance procurement, and marketing, among other areas.

Mr. Wolff received his B.A. from Duke University, his M.A. in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
W. Kirk Wycoff
W. Kirk Wycoff
Director
W. Kirk Wycoff Mr. Wycoff is Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, a private equity fund headquartered in Philadelphia holding committed capital of $650 million, maintaining a long only, value-oriented buy and hold strategy designed to provide growth capital to financial services companies that require additional equity to grow. Prior to joining Patriot Financial Partners, Mr. Wycoff served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Bank Holdings, a de novo community bank serving the Philadelphia metro market, from 2005 to 2007, and from 1991 to 2004 he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Progress Financial Corp. and Progress Bank. He currently serves on the boards of Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB), Radius Bank and U.S. Century Bank, and recently served as a director of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) and its subsidiary, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, and Heritage Commerce Corp. (NASDAQ: HTBK) and its subsidiary, Heritage Bank of Commerce. Previous board positions held by Mr. Wycoff include Square 1 Financial, Inc., NewSpring Ventures-Fund I, NewSpring Mezzanine Fund as well as service on the boards of The Lincoln Center during which he served as Chair of its Finance Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Franklin & Marshall College.

Mr. Wycoff’s 39 years in the banking industry, which includes 18 years of experience as an executive officer and more than 10 years in various director positions, brings extensive leadership and community banking experience to our Board, including executive management, risk, credit and resolution experience, public company expertise and risk assessment skills. As the Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, he also provides the perspective of a significant investor in the Company.

Executive Officers of the Company – Banc of California, Inc.

Jared M. Wolff
Jared M. Wolff
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jared M. Wolff Jared M. Wolff joined the Company and the Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 18, 2019. He also serves as a director of the Company and as Chairman of the Bank.

Mr. Wolff is a veteran California banking executive with deep expertise in finance, law and risk management. Mr. Wolff came to Banc of California from City National Bank where he was an Executive Vice President and General Counsel. At City National, he was a member of the Executive Committee and oversaw the Legal and Corporate Administrative Group, among other areas. Prior to City National, Mr. Wolff spent 12 years at PacWest Bancorp serving as President and member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Western Bank, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW), and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of PacWest Bancorp. As President of the commercial bank subsidiary, Mr. Wolff was responsible for overseeing the regional commercial banking teams for the community bank throughout California and establishing initiatives for the Bank as a whole. He was also a member of the Bank's Executive Asset and Liability Management Committee as well as the Bank's Credit Committee. As General Counsel of the public holding company, Mr. Wolff had primary responsibility for corporate governance, corporate regulatory compliance and execution of M&A activity, including PacWest's $2.3 billion acquisition of CapitalSource (NYSE:CSE). During his tenure, he also had oversight over internal audit, deposit gathering, regional lending, insurance procurement, and marketing, among other areas.

Mr. Wolff received his B.A. from Duke University, his M.A. in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Ido Dotan
Ido Dotan
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ido Dotan Mr. Dotan was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company and the Bank effective May 28, 2019. Mr. Dotan has extensive experience in corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and structured finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dotan served as Executive Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC, a holding company whose primary businesses include mortgage servicing and origination, real estate logistics and real estate services. At Carrington, Mr. Dotan oversaw all functions of the legal department, including transactional, regulatory compliance, licensing, litigation and corporate governance matters, among other areas. Mr. Dotan served as Chief Legal Officer of Arch Bay Capital, LLC. Before joining Arch Bay, Mr. Dotan served as Associate General Counsel and then Chief Legal Officer of Thompson National Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate firm and sponsor of a public real estate investment trust. Prior to going in-house, Mr. Dotan was an associate with the law firms of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP from 2004 to 2010, where he represented public and private companies and financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, structured finance transactions and corporate governance matters. Mr. Dotan received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and his juris doctorate from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Mr. Dotan is admitted to practice law in California.
Robert Dyck
Robert Dyck
Executive Vice President, Credit Administration
Robert Dyck Robert Dyck is the Executive Vice President, Credit Administration of Banc of California and is responsible for overseeing all portfolio review/maintenance, approval of credits, ongoing portfolio analysis, and credit oversight for the Bank. Mr. Dyck is a highly skilled credit executive with over 35 years of banking experience in the California market.

Prior to joining Banc of California, Mr. Dyck spent four years providing consulting services to community banks in the areas of credit training, credit policy, credit culture and portfolio management.

Previously, Mr. Dyck spent 14 years with PacWest Bancorp most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer for the Community Banking Division. During his tenure with PacWest, Mr. Dyck oversaw credit diligence for 14 bank acquisitions.

In addition, Mr. Dyck has served as senior credit executive for several community and regional banks where he managed credit training programs and directed loan review departments.

Robert received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance and MS in Finance from California State University, Northridge.
Lynn M. Hopkins
Lynn M. Hopkins
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lynn M. Hopkins Lynn M. Hopkins was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank effective December 9, 2019.

Ms. Hopkins has more than 25 years of experience in the Southern California financial services industry, with Chief Financial Officer roles at both First Choice Bancorp and Commercial Bank of California. Prior to those, Ms. Hopkins spent 15 years at PacWest Bancorp, where she served in a number of leadership roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2014 to 2017, Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Western Bank, the subsidiary bank, from 2002 to 2014, Corporate Secretary from 2009 to 2014, and as a Director of Pacific Western Bank from 2002 to 2006. During her time at PacWest, the company grew from $1 billion in assets to more than $20 billion in assets, partially driven by more than 25 acquisitions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hopkins held senior finance positions at California Community Bancshares and Western Bancorp. She began her career as a CPA with KPMG in Los Angeles and London.

Ms. Hopkins holds a B.A. in Economics/Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Michael A. Smith
Michael A. Smith
Chief Accounting Officer
Michael A. Smith Michael A. Smith was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and the Bank effective September 4, 2018. Mr. Smith has over 25 years of experience across accounting and related functions with respect to acquisitions, reorganizations, system integrations and public-company operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith served as the Chief Accounting Officer for loanDepot from 2014 to 2018 and before loanDepot, he served as the Chief Accounting Officer at CapitalSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSE) and its subsidiary bank, CapitalSource Bank from 2008 to until the sale of CapitalSource to PacWest Bancorp in 2014. Prior to joining CapitalSource, Mr. Smith served as the Chief Accounting Officer for Fremont Investment & Loan. His responsibilities with loanDepot, CapitalSource and Fremont Investment & Loan included overseeing all accounting functions and SEC reporting. Mr. Smith began his career in the audit practices of Deloitte and Grant Thornton. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. Smith is a licensed CPA in California.
Lynn A. Sullivan
Lynn A. Sullivan
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Lynn A. Sullivan Ms. Sullivan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Company and the Bank effective May 20, 2019, and brings over 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance and risk in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sullivan most recently served as the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Policies, Controls and Governance/Administration at Citigroup Inc., a multinational investment bank and financial services corporation. Ms. Sullivan was at Citi from October 2013 to August 2017. In her capacity as Global AML Policy and Controls Head, Ms. Sullivan oversaw global anti-money laundering program strategy, policy, training and control, anti-money laundering compliance testing and enterprise-wide anti-money laundering communications. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan served as the Chief Compliance Officer at Rabobank, N.A. from 2012 to 2013 and various positions with Union Bank, N.A., culminating as the Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Sullivan has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Board of Directors - Banc of California, N.A.

Jared M. Wolff
Jared M. Wolff
Chairman of the Bank
Jared M. Wolff Jared M. Wolff joined the Company and the Bank as President and Chief Executive Officer effective March 18, 2019. He also serves as a director of the Company and as Chairman of the Bank.

Mr. Wolff is a veteran California banking executive with deep expertise in finance, law and risk management. Mr. Wolff came to Banc of California from City National Bank where he was an Executive Vice President and General Counsel. At City National, he was a member of the Executive Committee and oversaw the Legal and Corporate Administrative Group, among other areas. Prior to City National, Mr. Wolff spent 12 years at PacWest Bancorp serving as President and member of the Board of Directors of Pacific Western Bank, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW), and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of PacWest Bancorp. As President of the commercial bank subsidiary, Mr. Wolff was responsible for overseeing the regional commercial banking teams for the community bank throughout California and establishing initiatives for the Bank as a whole. He was also a member of the Bank's Executive Asset and Liability Management Committee as well as the Bank's Credit Committee. As General Counsel of the public holding company, Mr. Wolff had primary responsibility for corporate governance, corporate regulatory compliance and execution of M&A activity, including PacWest's $2.3 billion acquisition of CapitalSource (NYSE:CSE). During his tenure, he also had oversight over internal audit, deposit gathering, regional lending, insurance procurement, and marketing, among other areas.

Mr. Wolff received his B.A. from Duke University, his M.A. in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
James A. "Conan" Barker
James A. "Conan" Barker
James A. "Conan" Barker Mr. Barker has over 30 years of experience in corporate strategy, private equity, and management of large corporate enterprises. Since 1998, Mr. Barker has served as Co-President and 25% owner of Velocity Vehicle Group, a privately owned group of companies that serve the truck, bus and capital equipment finance markets throughout the Southwest with revenues and assets in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Barker is also a board member and 50% owner of Velocity SBA, one of 14 non-bank small business lending companies in the United States licensed to originate loans under the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. From 1994 through 1997, Mr. Barker worked in Palo Alto, California for HAL Investments Inc., a private equity investment firm with holdings in real estate, maritime and industrial interests. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Barker worked in the corporate strategy department of Sea Containers, Inc. in London, England setting business strategies for the multi-national transportation and hotel conglomerate. In addition, from 1988 to 1991 Mr. Barker worked for the Boston Consulting Group in the San Francisco and Chicago offices, assisting Fortune 500 firms on corporate strategy initiatives.

Mr. Barker received his Bachelor’s in Economics and Master’s in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and has lived in Southern California for 21 years.

Mr. Barker’s extensive experience in managing large corporate enterprises and his proficiency in corporate strategy and finance make him a valuable contributor to the Board. Mr. Barker is one of the Company’s Board-designated “audit committee financial experts.”
Mary A. Curran
Mary A. Curran
Director
Mary A. Curran Ms. Curran spent 25 years at MUFG Union Bank, N.A., during which time she held several executive level positions, including Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking Chief Risk Officer from 2011 to 2014, and Executive Vice President, Head of The Private Bank at Union Bank from 2006 to 2011. During her time with Union Bank, Ms. Curran worked closely with its board and management to build an infrastructure focused on a strong, proactive, integrated and effective risk management. Ms. Curran was also tasked with improving the performance of Union Bank’s Wealth Management practice, a business unit with offices throughout California, Washington and Oregon. Prior to 2006, she spent 17 years in leadership roles in commercial banking.

Ms. Curran currently serves on the Board of Directors, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR). She also serves on the Board of Directors, Nominating/Governance Committee and Compensation Committee for Hunter Industries, a privately held global irrigation, landscape lighting and custom manufacturing company. Ms. Curran recently served as Chair of San Diego State University’s Campanile Foundation Board and Executive Committee, and currently chairs its Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on its Athletics Committee. Previous board service also includes: Chair of the California Bankers Association where she remains involved on the Banker Benefits Board. Ms. Curran is a NACD Governance Fellow, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Business from San Diego State University.

Ms. Curran’s broad range of experience in the financial services industry and community involvement, especially in California, as well as her prior business and leadership positions, have enhanced the Board’s perspective. Her leadership and knowledge, specifically in credit and risk management as Chair of the Enterprise Risk Committee, have been vital to the Company’s risk framework and objectives.
B.A. Fallon-Walsh
B.A. Fallon-Walsh
Director
B.A. Fallon-Walsh Ms. Fallon-Walsh has more than 35 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. From 1995 until her retirement in 2012, Ms. Fallon-Walsh was with The Vanguard Group, where she led High Net Worth Services, Core Investor Services, Institutional Marketing and Institutional Retirement Plan Services, among other leadership positions. During her time at Vanguard, Ms. Fallon-Walsh also held Series 7, 63 and 24 securities licenses. Prior to joining Vanguard, she was an Executive Vice President with Bank of America and a predecessor company, Security Pacific Bank, in California. Her banking leadership roles included retail banking, strategic planning, marketing, product management and electronic delivery, residential mortgage, product development and secondary marketing.

Until June 2019, Ms. Fallon-Walsh served on the board of directors of Alliance Bernstein (NYSE: AB), where she chaired the Compensation and Workplace Practices Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. She also served on the board of directors of MONY Life Insurance Company of America, an indirect subsidiary of AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EQH), and chaired the Investment Committee. In addition, Ms. Fallon-Walsh is a member of the Betterment for Business Advisory Board. Previous board service on other AXA companies includes Paris-based AXA Investment Managers and its subsidiaries. Ms. Fallon-Walsh received the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Board Service from the Main Line Chamber of Commerce and is currently a director of the Lewes Yacht Club. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors and the NACD. Ms. Fallon-Walsh received a Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Liberal Arts and Management from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Ms. Fallon-Walsh’s comprehensive background in the financial services industry, particularly within California, as well as her board experience and leadership expertise in banking have enriched the Board’s perspective.
Bonnie G. Hill
Bonnie G. Hill
Director
Bonnie G. Hill Dr. Hill has served as the President of B. Hill Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on corporate governance, board organizational and public policy issues since 2001. She is also co-founder of Icon Blue, a brand marketing company founded in 1998 and based in Los Angeles. Dr. Hill has over 25 years of experience serving on numerous corporate boards with a wide-ranging career in business, government, education, and philanthropy. Currently, Dr. Hill is a faculty member of the NACD Board Advisory Services Program, a founding member of the Lead Directors Network, and sits on the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership Advisory Committee for Columbia Law School and the National Board of 2020 Women on Corporate Boards. Dr. Hill has also served on numerous public company boards, including the California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS). Dr. Hill also co-chaired the 2016 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Building the Strategic-Asset Board, served on the board of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation and is a former member of Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Investor Advisory Group.

From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Hill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Times Mirror Foundation and as Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, for the Los Angeles Times. From 1992 to 1997 she served as Dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and prior to that, Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency for the State of California. Dr. Hill has held a variety of presidential appointments, including Vice Chair of the Postal Rate Commission and Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education under President Reagan, and as Special Adviser to President George H. W. Bush for Consumer Affairs. She has chaired the SEC’s Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee and served on the board of directors of NASD Regulation, Inc. Dr. Hill also served as Vice President with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, and recently was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Forum for Corporate Directors. Dr. Hill has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mills College, a Master of Science degree from California State University, Hayward, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Hill’s extensive background in board leadership and corporate governance has significantly supported the Company’s efforts to improve its corporate governance practices and broaden the Board’s perspective. Dr. Hill is the Chair of the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee.
Richard J. Lashley
Richard J. Lashley
Director
Richard J. Lashley Mr. Lashley is Managing Member of PL Capital Advisors, LLC, a SEC-registered investment advisory firm, and co-founder of PL Capital, LLC, a firm founded in 1996. PL Capital Advisors specializes in the banking industry and was named by the American Banker as one of the top community bank investors in the country. PL Capital is also one of the Company’s largest stockholders. Mr. Lashley’s primary responsibilities at PL Capital Advisors include portfolio management and research. Mr. Lashley has extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of numerous publicly-held and privately-held banks throughout the United States, including current service on the boards of directors of MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFSF) and its subsidiary bank, MutualBank, and prior service on the boards of directors of Metro Bancorp, Inc. State Bancorp, Inc. and BCSB Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Lashley also has diverse experience as Chairman and/or member of numerous board committees. From 1994 to 1996, he was a Director in KPMG LLP’s corporate finance group, where he led a team providing merger and acquisition advisory services to banks throughout the country. From 1984 to 1993 he worked for KPMG LLP as a CPA, providing professional accounting services to banks and other financial services companies in New York and New Jersey. From 1992 to 1993 he served as the Assistant to the Chairman of the AICPA Savings Institution Committee in Washington D.C. Mr. Lashley received his Master’s degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Oswego State University. He is licensed as a CPA in New Jersey (status inactive).

Mr. Lashley’s extensive experience at KPMG LLP providing professional accounting and advisory services, as well as his service on numerous bank boards and his experience at PL Capital managing investments in the banking industry enables him to be a significant contributor to the Board as well as provides the perspective of a significant investor in the Company. Mr. Lashley is one of the Company’s Board-designated “audit committee financial expert” and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Jonah F. Schnel
Jonah F. Schnel
Director
Jonah F. Schnel Mr. Schnel is a consultant, and manager of private equity sponsored companies and new business ventures. Until their acquisitions during 2019, Mr. Schnel led Fast A/R Funding, a private company focused on lending to small businesses throughout the United States and Timco CNG, a private company operating public-access, compressed natural gas stations in Southern California. Previously, Mr. Schnel led the recapitalization of National Capital Management, an acquirer and servicer of distressed consumer debt, and assisted management during that company’s significant growth and through its acquisition by Portfolio Recovery Group, Inc. in 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Schnel was a Partner at ITU Ventures for seven years, a venture capital firm making early-stage investments in technology companies associated with innovation emerging from leading research universities in the United States. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schnel worked as a manager at SunAmerica Investments, Inc. in the real estate investment division with a primary focus on first lien lending in a diversified range of commercial real estate assets. Mr. Schnel currently serves as the Chair and President of the Southern California Chapter of the Tourette Association of America. Mr. Schnel completed the director training and certification program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and received his Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Tulane University.

Mr. Schnel’s diverse experience in founding and managing numerous privately-held companies, and investments in various industries such as specialty finance and lending, alternative energy, gaming and technology, as well as his proficiency in commercial real estate and managerial oversight of a diverse set of finance-related businesses, has considerably strengthened the Board. More recently, Mr. Schnel received training and completed the cybersecurity certification program with respect to Managing Risk in the Information Age through Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for advances in learning in association with Harvard X.
Robert D. Sznewajs
Robert D. Sznewajs
Director
Robert D. Sznewajs Mr. Sznewajs was the President and Chief Executive Officer of West Coast Bancorp from 2000 to 2013, an Oregon-based bank holding company which was sold in 2013 with $2.5 billion in assets. Mr. Sznewajs has held a variety of executive level roles in large financial services institutions, including Vice Chair of U.S. Bancorp; President and Chief Operating Officer of BankAmericard; Executive Vice President and Manager of Valley National Bancorp; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Michigan National Bank. In addition to nearly 40 years of experience in the areas of regulatory matters, operations and technology, consumer and commercial banking, sales and marketing, management of investment portfolios and mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Sznewajs has also served on several boards and executive committees, namely Outerwall, Inc. (formerly Coinstar); the Portland Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; the Oregon’s Bankers Association; the United Way; the Association for Corporate Growth; and the Bates Group, LLC. Mr. Sznewajs received both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Detroit and is a licensed CPA (status inactive).

In addition to Mr. Sznewajs’ responsibilities as the Board Chair, he is one of the Company’s Board-designated “audit committee financial experts.” His broad and deep experience in the banking industry, including having been the Chief Executive Officer of a publicly-held bank holding company, makes him a particularly valued member of the Board.
Andrew Thau
Andrew Thau
Andrew Thau Mr. Thau is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of global talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency (UTA). Since 2007, Mr. Thau has been central to UTA’s operations, M&A and business expansion strategies amid a sea change across the entertainment, media and technology landscape. Mr. Thau was the first non-agent to be named to the UTA partnership in 2016 and its Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Thau also serves on UTA’s audit committee and as one of four managing directors responsible for overseeing UTA’s day-to-day business. Mr. Thau began his career at the Zalkin, Rodin and Goodman law firm in New York City, specializing in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. Mr. Thau then moved to 20th Century Fox where he served as an attorney in the licensing/merchandising and filmed entertainment groups before taking on executive roles overseeing domestic and international cable television networks and businesses. Mr. Thau later lead the content and technology venture Be Here as its CEO and subsequently helped launch and served as COO of, Network LIVE, a joint venture of AOL, XM Satellite Radio and AEG that broadcasted live music and entertainment events across all platforms.

Mr. Thau is a graduate of George Washington University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has served on the boards of multiple charitable organizations. He has lived in Southern California for 25 years.

Mr. Thau’s extensive operational, legal and strategic experience from his senior leadership roles at UTA and various entertainment and technology ventures has considerably strengthened the Board.
W. Kirk Wycoff
W. Kirk Wycoff
Director
W. Kirk Wycoff Mr. Wycoff is Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, a private equity fund headquartered in Philadelphia holding committed capital of $650 million, maintaining a long only, value-oriented buy and hold strategy designed to provide growth capital to financial services companies that require additional equity to grow. Prior to joining Patriot Financial Partners, Mr. Wycoff served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Bank Holdings, a de novo community bank serving the Philadelphia metro market, from 2005 to 2007, and from 1991 to 2004 he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Progress Financial Corp. and Progress Bank. He currently serves on the boards of Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB), Radius Bank and U.S. Century Bank, and recently served as a director of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) and its subsidiary, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, and Heritage Commerce Corp. (NASDAQ: HTBK) and its subsidiary, Heritage Bank of Commerce. Previous board positions held by Mr. Wycoff include Square 1 Financial, Inc., NewSpring Ventures-Fund I, NewSpring Mezzanine Fund as well as service on the boards of The Lincoln Center during which he served as Chair of its Finance Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Finance from Franklin & Marshall College.

Mr. Wycoff’s 39 years in the banking industry, which includes 18 years of experience as an executive officer and more than 10 years in various director positions, brings extensive leadership and community banking experience to our Board, including executive management, risk, credit and resolution experience, public company expertise and risk assessment skills. As the Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, he also provides the perspective of a significant investor in the Company.