IRVINE, California, May 1, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Loren Hunter as Chief Credit Officer with American River Bank, located in Rancho Cordova, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Banking Practice Co-Chair, at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Biegenzahn, “Loren brings global bank sophistication, coupled with a unique understanding of the regional marketplace gained during his time with Rabobank. Loren’s background positions him well to play an impactful role in American River’s growth story.”

Prior to joining American River, Mr. Hunter spent seven years with Rabobank as a Regional Credit Officer overseeing a multi-billion dollar portfolio consisting of both commercial real estate and C&I credits. Before joining Rabobank, he also worked for other national institutions including Wells Fargo, the Federal Reserve Bank and Bank of America.

Mr. Hunter received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Stanford University.

About American River Bank

American River Bank ( is a regional bank serving Northern California since 1983. American River gives business owners more reach by offering financial expertise and exceptional service to compliment a full suite of banking products and services. Their honest approach, commitment to community and focus on profitability is intended to lead their clients to greater success. American River Bank is a subsidiary of American River Bankshares, a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market Exchange.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Restaurants/Retail and Entertainment, Food Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rod McDermott and Chris Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank and Union Bank.