First California Appoints Chief Banking Officer

First California Financial Group, Inc., trading on the NASDAQ as FCAL, appointed Gilbert J. Dalmau Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer of First California Bank.

Dalmau is to be responsible for production and management of loans and deposits at the bank, in the Retail Banking Services division and the Business Banking division for all 19 locations.

Dalmau is a 30-year veteran of the banking industry. Prior to joining First California Bank, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a founder of Americas United Bank, in Glendale, the first Latino-owned bank to be formed in California in more than 30 years.

“Gil is a tremendous addition to our team, bringing a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge in commercial and retail banking, positioning us well for further growth and development in both areas. His role in our organization will help stimulate growth in our customer base, increase our deposits and loan portfolio, and heighten our capabilities in the recruitment of top banking professionals.”
– C. G. Kum, President and Chief Executive Officer, First California Financial Group

Dalmau has plenty of executive-level experience, previously serving as President of the Southern California Region for First Bank & Trust of St. Louis, Missouri, where he managed 36 offices and total loans of $1.5 billion and total deposits of $1.9 billion.

First California Bank selected Dalmau to help strengthen and stimulate further growth in the Bank.

First California Financial Group was founded in 1979 and now has almost $2 billion in assets. The market for First California is small- and middle-sized businesses and high net worth individuals throughout Southern California. First California prides itself on providing the best client service available, offering a full line of quality commercial banking products.

Now with 19 full-service branch offices in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties, the bank is solidly Californian.



 

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