San Diego Business Journal

Proposed Bank Hires Executive Team With Hyper-Local Clout

BANKING: Yates, Sefton Top List of Familiar Names By Sarah de Crescenzo Originally published June 15, 2017 at 1:48 p.m., updated June 15, 2017 at 1:48 p.m.


Dan Yates


Matthew Rattner


Steven Sefton

Endeavor Bank Board of Directors

Matthew Rattner: co-founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Gina Champion-Cain: restaurateur; CEO of American National Investments; founder of LuvSurf; commercial real estate developer

Julie Dubick: attorney; consultant; partner in H.G. Consulting Group

Joyce Glazer: founding director of San Diego Private Bank; former member of U.S. Bank’s San Diego advisory board

James Ledwith: CPA; outside auditor for Peninsula Bank; founding director of San Diego Trust Bank; director at Novatel Wireless

Lorne Polger: founder at Pathfinder Partners

Christopher Woolley: founder at Square 1 Bank; CPA

Dan Yates: founder and CEO of Regents Bank from 2001 to 2012; CEO of Neighborhood National Bank from 2013 to 2017

Steven Sefton: president and CEO of Regents Bank from 2012 to 2017; senior vice president and regional manager of Citizens Business Bank from 2008 to 2012; regional vice president of 1st Business Bank from 1994 to 2008

— The president of one of San Diego’s oldest breweries has assembled an executive team of some of the most recognizable names in San Diego’s banking industry, including three people who have previously co-founded new banks, to lead Endeavor Bank, the financial institution he anticipates launching by year’s end...


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