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Executive Management

Our executive management team has more than 140 years of combined business banking experience in the Southern California marketplace.

John C. Black, Chief Executive Officer and Director
John has over 25 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to forming 1st Enterprise Bank, he was Division President of a 3-billion dollar business bank headquartered in Los Angeles. Read bio

K. Brian Horton, President and Director
Brian has over 25 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to forming 1st Enterprise Bank, he was Division President of a 3-billion dollar business bank in Orange County. Read bio

Jeffrey McGraa, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Jeff has over 30 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to forming 1st Enterprise Bank, he was Chief Credit Officer of a 3-billion dollar business bank headquartered in Los Angeles. Read bio

E. Allen Nicholson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Allen has 18 years of experience in finance and accounting and was most recently the Chief Financial Officer for BNY/Mellon Wealth Management’s National Banking group. Read bio

Chuck Kohl, Executive Vice President/Director of Operations
Chuck has over 38 years of experience in bank operations and was most recently Director of Banking Services for a 4.5-billion financial institution headquartered in San Diego. Read bio
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