Ash Patel

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Ash Patel serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO & President of Commercial Bank of California. He has over 20 years of banking experience, from entrepreneurial orientation to banking with the small businesses. Mr. Patel’s principle management style is based upon investing in relationships and technology to enhance the client experience with CBC.  

Under Mr. Patel's leadership CBC has shown significant growth from around $200 million in assets in 2013, to nearly $2.0 billion as of December 31, 2021. This growth was accomplished both organically and through acquisition. 

Mr. Patel focuses on human capital investments, and inspiring staff and clients to join the "PJ2B" initiative also known as the Purposeful Journey to a Billion. This initiative has led to the successful turnaround of Commercial Bank of California, and Mr. Patel and team achieved the PJ2B goal in Q1 2020. The team is now on a Purposeful Journey to $2 Billion with the same mission. 

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Executive Management Team

Ash Patel
Ash Patel
President and Chairman
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Christopher Colella
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
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Neel Pinge
EVP, Chief Risk Officer
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Thomas McCullough
EVP, Executive Administration