Comstock's magazine 0219 - February 2019 - Page 5

American River Bank NEW COMMERCIAL TEAM READY FOR ACTION PICTURED ABOVE [L-R]: JOHN LECKEY, SVP/SACRAMENTO TEAM LEADER | JAMIE GANLY, SVP/ROSEVILLE TEAM LEADER | DAVID E. RITCHIE, JR., PRESIDENT & CEO DENNIS RAYMOND, EVP/CHIEF LENDING OFFICER | GREG PATTON, SVP/RANCHO CORDOVA TEAM LEADER | CATHERINE VYENIELO, SVP/NORTH COAST TEAM LEADER I nfused with new talent and energy, 2018 we hired seven commercial lenders and American River Bank’s commercial were fortunate to be able to recruit some of the banking team is re-establishing itself best in the area. They average 20-plus years as an ideal financial resource for small of experience with a strong understanding businesses across Northern California. of our region as well as the ability to navigate “We serve the financing needs of companies complex financial issues.” that generate up to $100 million annually, In 2019 ARB is continuing to build whether they’re purchasing new equipment, momentum by getting out among the area’s expanding their business, acquiring or small businesses to provide lending and renovating property, or simply seeking deposit solutions. “It’s not simply a matter working capital for their day-to-day of developing new business for ourselves, operations,” says Dennis Raymond, EVP/ but rather a desire to have an impact on Chief Lending Officer. the people we know and trust. It’s really a New to ARB as of December 2017, Raymond is part of a revitalization of the Bank’s executive leadership led by its new President & CEO David E. Ritchie, Jr. Relying people-based strategy for us,” Raymond explains. “At ARB, we focus on understanding our clients through thoughtful communication and shared expectations.” upon his 30 years of banking experience, ARB’s commercial banking team members Raymond oversees the Bank’s commercial aren’t afraid to work on unusual requests division serving clients in Sacramento, either. “One of the things we like about our Sonoma and Amador County markets. clients is they don’t necessarily fit into a box “Some of our competitors have put selling first, but we put listening first,” Raymond notes. “In that other banks may try to put them in. This gives us the chance to be creative and to truly partner with them,” concludes Raymond. “ We’ve assembled a great team and we’re eager to work with the small business community. — DENNIS RAYMOND ” EVP/Chief Lending Officer 3100 Zinfandel Drive Ste 450 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 916.851.0123