Silvergate Bank has hired Dino D’Auria, a longtime San Diego commercial banker, as its chief banking officer and executive vice president.
D’Auria will be responsible for leading the bank’s business banking initiative, which includes a stronger emphasis on lending to small businesses, said Alan Lane, Silvergate’s CEO. He’ll also oversee the branch network, central operations, cash management, human resources and information technology.
D’Auria replaces Karen Brassfield, who retired as Silvergate’s chief banking officer at the end of last year.
D’Auria comes to Silvergate most recently from Opus Bank, where he was president of the Irvine lender’s commercial banking group for about three years.
Before that, he was division manager of the commercial banking division at Pacific Western Bank for about a year, and prior to that, he was division manager for the commercial, community banking and SBA divisions for San Diego National Bank and for U.S. Bank after SDNB failed in October 2009.