PCSD Interns: Exploring the Inner Workings of Commercial Bank of California

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a bank? Recently, our intern had the incredible opportunity to delve into the inner workings of one of our esteemed banking partners, Commercial Bank of California. With a comprehensive itinerary, they had the privilege of meeting team members from various departments, including client relations, operations, SBA, compliance, CRA, lending, credit, and even members of the C-suite. The visit not only provided valuable insights into the banking business but also offered a glimpse into the personal career journeys of these dedicated professionals. Join us as we explore the experiences of our intern and gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted operations at Commercial Bank of California.

Client Relations, Operations, and SBA: Building Strong Relationships and Supporting Businesses

During the visit, our intern had the opportunity to meet team members from client relations and operations, who emphasized the bank's commitment to top-notch customer service. These dedicated professionals employ a white glove treatment, ensuring that every client receives exceptional support and attention. Additionally, the Small Business Administration (SBA) team shared valuable insights into their role in supporting riskier ventures through guaranteed loans, ultimately empowering small businesses to thrive.

Compliance, CRA, and Credit: Navigating Regulations and Evaluating Loans

The visit also shed light on the crucial departments responsible for compliance, CRA (Community Reinvestment Act), and credit. Compliance officers play a vital role in ensuring that the bank adheres to all financial institution regulations, protecting both the bank and its customers. The CRA team actively invests in communities that the bank serves, organizes financial literacy sessions, and engages in volunteer activities. Furthermore, the Credit Division carefully evaluates loans, analyzing financial statements and appraisals, to support businesses seeking financing.

C-Suite and Personal Career Journeys: Insights from Visionary Leaders

We had the opportunity to meet several members of the C-suite, including Chris Colella, the Chief Credit Officer, and Mark Yoon, the Chief Financial Officer. Their leadership and expertise guide the bank's operations, ensuring its profitability and success. Additionally, hearing the personal career journeys of these professionals emphasized the value of continuous learning and adaptability in the banking industry.

The intern's visit to Commercial Bank of California provided a unique and enriching experience, offering a glimpse into the inner workings of the bank. From client relations to compliance, credit, and the C-suite, the dedicated professionals showcased the bank's commitment to exceptional customer service, community reinvestment, risk management, and financial success. Their personal career journeys highlighted the diverse paths one can take within the banking industry. Commercial Bank of California stands as a testament to the vital role banks play in supporting businesses and individuals, while also nurturing the professional growth and development of their own employees.