Nikki Patel is the Bank’s Senior Vice President – Deputy Chief Credit Officer. In this role, Nikki helps maintain the delicate balance between accommodating the borrowing needs of the Bank’s clients and maintaining the exceptional credit quality that has long been a hallmark of Commercial Bank of California.
Nikki brings experience from some of Southern California’s leading banks, including East West Bank, California United Bank, and Premier Commercial Bank, to her Deputy Chief Credit Officer duties. She successfully managed a $150 million loan portfolio and a $42 million construction portfolio, giving her the product knowledge and expertise that can only be gained through hands-on lending experience.
Before becoming a banker, Nikki pursued a successful career in the retail industry. This experience provided her with a borrower’s perspective, which services to complement her knowledge and abilities as a bank lending officer.
Nikki has a Business Administration degree from Loughbrough College, Loughbrough United Kingdom. She has also participated in the RMA Lending Academy I and II, and completed course work in Financial Analysis at Fullerton State College.