PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra, which acquired the Santa Paula-based Santa Clara Valley Bank last year, recently named David Azma as Market President for the Santa Paula, Fillmore and Santa Clarita branches.
In his new position, Azma will supervise and direct the Operations Managers and branch lending officers, assess risk of all financial transactions executed by bank personnel, direct, coordinate, and monitor activities to implement institution policies, procedures and practices, and generate new business.
Azma was most recently employed by City National Bank, LA Metro, Ventura County as SVP/ Business Banking Team Leader. Prior to City National Bank, Azma was an SVP/Commercial Banking Regional Manager for Rabobank N.A. Central Valley, CA. Azma attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.
“We are delighted to have someone with David’s banking experience join our bank and lead our newest market area team. He is a strong addition to our bank and will allow us to grow the new market in our franchise,” stated Mike Olague, EVP/Chief Banking Officer.
Bank of the Sierra (www.bankofthesierra.com) is in its 38th year of operations, and at $1.6 billion in assets is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. The Company has over 400 employees and conducts business through 28 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries center, and an agricultural credit center.