Our Team

We Offer Exceptional Banking... Every Day

Meet the Team of Trusted Advisors that Makes Banking with Us Extraordinary

We believe that a bank is only as good as its staff... and at Mission Valley Bank, we know it's true. We understand that it’s our entire team, from our Customer Service Representatives to our Senior Management Team and Directors (and everyone in between) that makes us who we are and so very good at what we do!

We take great pride in our experienced and knowledgeable team, each of whom contributes their talents to help make Mission Valley Bank a truly different bank.

Board of Directors

Board OF DIRECTORS

  • Tamara Gurney

    President, CEO & Director of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank

  • Kathleen Kellogg

    Director of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank
    Ms. Kellogg is an experienced banking executive and director.

  • John Miller

    Director of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank
    Mr. Miller is an Executive Officer & Co-founder of Lexicon Bank, as well as an investment advisory professional and community bank consultant.

  • Jerold B. Neuman

    Director of Mission Valley Bancorp
    Mr. Neuman is a partner with the law firm of DLA Piper

  • Ara Oghoorian, CFA, CFP®, CPA ​

    Director of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank
    Mr. Oghoorian is the Founder & President of ACap Asset Management, Inc.

  • John Parker

    Director of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank
    Mr. Parker is the Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Parker Brown Inc.

  • Eric Y. Sato, CPA

    Director of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank
    Mr. Sato is a consultant to the Certified Public Accounting firm of Edwards, Sato & Yang CPA’s.

  • Earle S. Wasserman

    Director and Chairman of the Board of Mission Valley Bancorp & Bank
    Mr. Wasserman is the Chairman of The Hallmark Group.

Senior Management

  • Tamara Gurney

    President
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Frank Abraham

    Senior Vice President
    Senior Credit Officer

  • Debbie Hefner

    Senior Vice President
    SBA Processing Manager

  • Jeffrey Watson

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Yolanda Ortiz

    Senior Vice President
    Compliance & Risk Manager

  • Brian Carlson

    Executive Vice President
    Managing Director SBA

  • Tony Rodriguez

    Senior Vice President
    Head of Client Experiences

  • Michael Henry

    Executive Vice President
    Chief Credit Officer

  • Anthony Chuan

    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer

  • Paul Foster

    Senior Vice President
    SBA Credit & Operations Manager

  • Leigh Wren

    Senior Vice President
    Loan Operations Manager

  • Linda Rousseau

    Executive Vice President
    Chief Administrative Officer

ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS

  • Christina Ahn

    Vice President
    SBA Portfolio Manager

  • Michael Cantor

    Assistant Vice President
    SBA Business Development Officer

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Vice President
    Central Operations Manager

  • Paula Bahamon

    Vice President
    Community Development Officer

  • Michael Carlson

    Vice President
    SBA Business Development

  • Jean Grall

    Vice President
    BSA / OFAC Officer

  • Michael Bindman

    Vice President
    Information Technology

  • Brian Cho

    Assistant Vice President
    Assistant SBA Portfolio Manager

  • Selena Hsu

    Vice President
    Controller

  • Carrie Burrell

    Vice President, CFMP
    Marketing Manager

  • Heidi DeMattos

    Vice President
    Manager of Accounts Receivable Lending

  • Lucas Olson

    Vice President
    SBA Business Development

  • Dennis Byun

    Vice President
    SBA Business Development

  • Robert Flores

    Assistant Vice President
    SBA Business Development Officer

  • Nancy Camacho

    Vice President
    Human Resources Manager

  • Sami Zodo

    Vice President
    SBA Business Development Officer

SANTA CLARITA VALLEY

  • Laura Soto

    Vice President
    Operations Manager

  • Rachel Carrillo

    Assistant Vice President
    Business Development Officer

  • Steve Nuñez

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager

Sun Valley Office

  • Silva Agasyan

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager

  • Griselda De Mel

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager

  • Nicole McWilliams

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager

  • Carlos Huerta

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager

  • Alexandra Macias

    Branch Operations Manager

  • William Wang

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager

  • Kin Man "Simon" Wong

    Vice President
    Relationship Manager