PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Community Bank is pleased to announce the launch of CH Cook & Co. Private Client Advisors. The new office opened its doors on Monday, August 11, 2014 and is located at 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1820, Los Angeles, CA 90067. This new division focuses on the private banking community in west Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. The Bank has established a seasoned team of Private Banking professionals to launch the CH Cook & Co. division.
Les Chang, SVP, Senior Relationship Manager
Les Chang began his banking career in 1970 after graduating from UC Berkeley. Positions held span from Operations Officer to Lending Officer to Relationship Manager. The past 30 years of Chang’s career has been spent in a Relationship Manager capacity in the Entertainment/High Net Worth Divisions of City National Bank, First Los Angeles Bank, HSBC and most recently Banc of California. He will be a Relationship Manager with Community Bank/CH Cook & Co. to develop banking relationships with high net worth clients who reside in the west side of Los Angeles and neighboring communities.
Edward Strain, SVP, Senior Relationship Manager
Edward Strain earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Throughout his career Strain has held positions at Banc of California and Security Pacific Bank.
Dennis Trazo, VP, Portfolio Banker
Dennis Trazo earned his degree from the University of Southern California and has been in banking since 1999. Trazo’s primary focus in the banking industry has been in credit. He also has extensive experience in commercial, corporate and private banking, particularly in the areas of film and music financing.
Linda Shilton, AVP, Private Banking Officer
Linda Shilton has been a Private Banking Officer since 1996 managing the day to day relationships for high net worth clients on the west side of Los Angeles and neighboring communities. Shilton has spent the past 35 years in banking at Bank of America, Imperial Bank and First Los Angeles Bank, Republic Bank, and most recently Banc of California. She has been in various positions including New Accounts, Asst. Operations Officer, Note Department Supervisor, and Loan Documentation Review/Loan Assistant.
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Community Bank is an independent and family-owned regional business bank with assets of $3.5 billion and 18 locations throughout Southern California. Founded in 1945, Community Bank utilizes its experience, suite of financial services and unique Partnership Banking® approach to help its clients grow and succeed. For more information on Community Bank, log on to www.cbank.com. Member FDIC.