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Management Team

  • Yee Phong (Alan) Thian

    Yee Phong (Alan) Thian
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Yee Phong (Alan) Thian. Mr. Thian has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its formation in 2011 and the Bank since it began operations in 2008. Mr. Thian was appointed twice to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) Community Bank Advisory Committee and previously served as a member on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Community Bank Advisory Committee. Mr. Thian previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Continental Bank from July 2000 until its acquisition by United Commercial Bank in July 2003. Following the acquisition, Mr. Thian served as the Executive Vice President and Regional Director of United Commercial Bank until April 2007. From June 1997 to October 1997, Mr. Thian served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of American International Bank and continued to serve as a director of the bank until January 2000. Mr. Thian began his banking career at General Bank where he served as a director from June 1982 to June 1997 and also in various officer positions. He is the brother of Fui Ming (Catherine) Thian, who is also a director of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Thian holds a B.A. from Nan Yang University. Our Board considered Mr. Thian’s experience as the Chief Executive Officer of successful Chinese-American banks, his knowledge of and experience with real estate investment and development, his experience advising other companies in conducting business in small to midsized communities that are similar to those in our primary market areas, his experience as an advisory board member for the FDIC and the CFPB, and his knowledge of the business community in the Chinese-American market area in determining that he should be a member of our Board. 
    • David R. Morris

      David R. Morris
      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
      David R. Morris. Mr. Morris has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank since February 2010 and of the Company since 2011. Mr. Morris is responsible for the Bank’s finance, treasury, and information technology functions.  He serves on our Board’s asset/liability committee, information technology and security committee, and community reinvestment act committee. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morris was the President and Chief Executive Officer of MetroPacific Bank from August 2007 to June 2009, and its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer from October 2006 to July 2007. He was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer of San Diego Community Bank from June 2003 to September 2006, the Vice President and Controller of Community National Bank from 1999 to 2003, the Vice President and Manager of participant accounting at City National Bank (formerly North American Trust Company) in 1999, its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Risk Management Officer and Director from 1997 to 1998, and its Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Morris started his career with First Interstate Bank, Ltd. in 1986 followed with being controller for Banker’s Trust Company of California, a subsidiary of Banker’s Trust Company. Mr. Morris holds a B.S. from University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from University of Southern California. 
      • Simon Pang

        Simon Pang
        Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
        Simon Pang. Mr. Pang has served as an executive officer since the founding of the Bank in 2008 and of the Company since 2011. He joined our Bank as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Lending, and was then promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in May 2012. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Pang was Senior Vice President and Commercial and International Banking Manager of United Commercial Bank from 2000 to 2008, First Vice President and team leader at Imperial Bank from 1997 to 2000, and Vice President and Trade Finance Manager at Tokai Bank of California from 1994 to 1997. Prior to 1994, Mr. Pang was employed by Lippo Bank and Guaranty Bank as a senior loan officer. From 1981 through 1989, Mr. Pang worked in Asia as an international loan officer at Bank of America’s Singapore branch, as a corporate banking loan officer with Standard Chartered Bank, and as a manager at Singapore United Overseas Bank’s Xiamen branch. Mr. Pang holds a B.S. from California State University, Fresno. 
        • I-Ming (Vincent) Liu

          I-Ming (Vincent) Liu
          Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
          I-Ming (Vincent) Liu. Mr. Liu has been an executive officer since the founding of the Bank in 2008 and of the Company since 2011. He started at the Bank as Executive Vice President and Branch Administrator and was promoted to Chief Operations Officer in February 2011, and to Chief Risk Officer in January 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Liu spent over six years with United Commercial Bank as Senior Vice President and head of Southern California branch network. Prior to joining United Commercial Bank, Mr. Liu spent over 18 years with General Bank as a regional manager. Mr. Liu holds a B.A. from Feng-Chia University. 
          • Jeffrey Yeh

            Jeffrey Yeh
            Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
            Jeffrey Yeh. Mr. Yeh has been an executive officer since the founding of the Bank in 2008 and of the Company since 2011. He started at the Bank as Vice President and Portfolio Administration Manager and was promoted to Senior Vice President and acting Chief Credit Officer in January 2013, and to Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in January 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Yeh was a finance director and business control manager for Universal Science Industrial Co., Ltd. from 2001 through 2003, director and general manager of Overseas Chinese Finance, Ltd. from 1999 through 2001, and lending and investment manager for Bank of Overseas Chinese from 1995 through 1999. Mr. Yeh began his banking career at General Bank where he held various positions from 1989 through 1995. Mr. Yeh holds a B.A. from Soochow University and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri. 
            • Tsu Te Huang

              Tsu Te Huang
              Executive Vice President and Director of Private Banking
              Tsu Te Huang. Mr. Huang joined our Bank in 2009 as Senior Vice President and Branch Regional Manager and was promoted to Branch Administrator in 2012, and to Executive Vice President in 2016. Mr. Huang previously served as a Senior Vice President and Branch Assistant Regional Manager for United Commercial Bank, Southern California from 2003 to 2009, a Senior Vice President and Branch Regional Manager for First Continental Bank from 2000 to 2003, and as a Vice President and Branch Manager for First Continental Bank from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Huang holds a B.A. from Chinese Culture University. 
              • Tammy Song

                Tammy Song
                Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
                Tammy Song. Ms. Song joined our Bank in February 2012 as the Commercial Lender, was promoted to Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Lending in 2020, and to Chief Lending Officer in 2021. With years of commercial lending and full portfolio management experiences, Ms. Song services a wide variety of business customers with lending needs including SBA 7A, 504 financing, commercial real estate purchase/ refinance, equipment purchase, and lines of credit, as well as business accounts and other banking services. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Song was the Senior Financial Analyst for First Choice Bank from 2010 to 2012 and held various commercial lending positions while at Nevada National Bank. Ms. Song holds a B.A. in Corporate Finance and Global Marketing from University of Southern California and an M.A. in International Public Policy and Management from University of Southern California.
                • Ashley Chang

                  Ashley Chang
                  Executive Vice President and Branch Administrator
                  Ashley Chang. Ms. Chang joined our Bank in 2009 as a Vice President and Branch Manager. She was promoted to First Vice President and Regional Manager in 2014, to Senior Vice President and Assistant Branch Administrator in 2017, and to Branch Administrator in 2019, and Executive Vice President and Branch Administrator in 2021. Ms. Chang previously served as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for United Commercial Bank, Southern California from 2003 to 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Chang also worked for First Continental Bank and Los Angeles National Bank. Ms. Chang holds a B.A. from Shanghai Normal University.