Partners Bank of California Establishes Advisory Board to Enhance Strategic Growth

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MISSION VIEJO, Calif. – Partners Bank of California (“Partners Bank”) (OTC: PBKX) announced today the establishment of its Advisory Board. This distinguished group of industry experts and thought leaders will play a pivotal role in helping to guide the bank’s strategic initiatives.

Comprising seasoned professionals with diverse industry backgrounds, the Partners Bank of California Advisory Board, operating under the purview of the bank’s esteemed Board of Directors, will provide valuable insights into market trends, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies. Their collective expertise will assist Partners Bank in making informed decisions that align with the bank’s vision of delivering exceptional financial solutions to its clients.

“We are thrilled to welcome such an accomplished group of individuals to our Advisory Board,” said Michael Chambers, President, Chief Banking Officer, and Board Director of the bank. “Their wealth of experience and strategic acumen will be invaluable as we navigate the dynamic landscape of the financial industry and ensure Partners Bank remains a trailblazer in innovative financial solutions.”

The newly appointed members of the Advisory Board include:

  • Randy Redwitz, Managing Partner of Redwitz, Inc., who will also serve as the Chairman of the Partners Bank Advisory Board.
  • Mike Ahmar, President of Ahmar Investment Inc., and Executive Chairman of the Partners Bank Board of Directors.
  • Michael Chambers, President, Chief Banking Officer, and Partners Bank Board Director.
  • Amer Boukai, President of CFM Investments, LLC, a fund specializing in investments within the fast-food industry, notably Wendy's and Del Taco restaurants.
  • Jill Gwaltney, Founder and CEO of Rauxa prior to its sale to Publicis in 2019. She continued to serve as Chairman of Rauxa until February 2022 to consult on a four-agency merger and lead business development.
  • Fadel Lawandy, Director of the Janes Financial Center and C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance at Chapman University.
  • Jay Patel, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Specialty Institute.
  • John M. Williams, partner for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups.

“Our commitment is not just to the bank, but to a vision of financial excellence that propels Partners Bank into the next generation of banking,” said Randy Redwitz, Chairman of the Advisory Board. “I look forward to working with this dynamic group of professionals as we help position Partners Bank of California for continued success.”

The Advisory Board will meet regularly to provide strategic guidance, assess market opportunities, and offer recommendations on enhancing Partners Bank’s overall performance. The bank looks forward to the positive impact the Advisory Board will have on its strategic direction and it’s confident that their collective wisdom will drive the bank towards new heights of success.

About Partners Bank of California

Partners Bank of California is a community bank that specializes in the delivery of exceptional, relationship-based service to its clients, and offers a complete line of commercial banking and lending products and services. Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2007 with corporate headquarters in Mission Viejo, California, the bank has two regional branch office locations in Mission Viejo and Beverly Hills.

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