Who We Are

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Our Philosophy

  • Our Purpose: To Promote Life Wealth
  • Our Vision: To Transform the Way You Think About Banking
  • Our Mission: To Empower Our Team, Clients and Communities

CBC is one of the nation’s highest capitalized banks founded by entrepreneurial business owners and led by a talented team with an ownership mindset. CBC is a full-service, FDIC-insured, business bank headquartered in Irvine, California. The company is owned, built, and run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

I have the ability to thrive at CBC by doing what is most important to me - creating deeply loyal and symbiotic relationships with my clients and colleagues.

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Patty McAdams
Senior Vice President, Regional Manager | Costa Mesa Regional Office

Our culture of innovation supports our drive to transform business banking in the region. We invest in our team, our partnerships, and in fintech products to democratize banking in a way that supports our clients’ businesses in ways they never thought possible. Legendary business leaders such as General William Lyon, Paul Folino, and Alex Meruelo serve on our Board of Directors. CBC is inspired by the best practices and experience of the Meruelo Group and specializes in delivering customized, highly personalized, and innovative banking services to small and mid-sized California businesses and entrepreneurs.

Our Leadership Approach

We are devoted to a conscious leadership model that embraces inspiration over motivation. We believe the most successful companies have cohesive values throughout the entire team and rely on transparency and alignment of culture. Our leadership team is committed to building an institution to which all stakeholders, employees, clients, executive management, investors, and the community are proud to be a part.

These Are The Values By Which We Live

We Value Leadership – We are a Trusted Advisor
We are much more than a bank. Our holistic approach is what helps our clients manage and grow their businesses. There was someone there for us when we first started, and we want to be that someone for our clients, because our clients’ financial goals are our top priority.

At CBC, “Our Solutions, Your Success” is more than just a slogan. We see every day how our Solutions – our loan, deposit, payment, and other products – contribute to the success of our clients, and that the success of the Bank inevitably follows.

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Tom McCullough
Executive Vice President

We Value Relationships – We are a Committed Partner
We partner in our clients’ successes. And we partner in their struggles. Their vision and goals are our vision and goals. Because we are a private bank, we don’t have to answer to shareholders. Instead, we choose to answer to our clients and help them achieve their dreams.

We Value Innovation – We are Fearless
We don’t want to put a box around what we can do for our clients. We are relentless learners and innovators dedicated to being on the leading edge of trends and fintech products. And by doing so, we are transforming the way people think about banking.

We Value Loyalty – We are Accountable
We have built CBC to be a legacy bank that is not at risk of being sold. This is a job for life, and a bank for life. Being private allows us to make decisions in the best interest of our team and our clients. And that’s what we will do day in and day out.

 

We Are Setting Ourselves Apart From Other Business Banks In Southern California

CBC was founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and is the trusted partner to our clients. A transformative mindset and a sense of ownership is at the foundation of CBC’s culture. Every CBC team member is inspired and empowered to take on ownership of everything they do at the company.

We are creating a bank that does not exist yet. And possibility is limited only by our imagination. We are forging new roads and not losing faith. By staying true to our core principals, we can achieve life wealth for our employees and for our clients.

Over the last 15 years, we’ve built a foundation rooted in integrity, fearless leadership, and a dedication to a purposeful approach to banking. And we will continue that from this day forward.

Join Our Team

CBC’s goal is to empower our team of professionals to make purposeful decisions for our clients and to thrive in their careers.

We work tirelessly to inspire our team to excel in every interaction from large scale collaborative deals to every day interactions with colleagues.

We’re building a bank for life, that isn’t at risk of being sold. And means that our employees can have a job for life too.

Join us