McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Joel Keller as Chief Financial Officer at 1st Capital Bank. Joel will serve on the executive leadership team reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for financial performance and proactive management of the bank’s liquidity and investment strategy.

Joel brings over 28 years of finance leadership experience in the banking industry. Joel has served in executive finance roles with community-centric financial institutions for the past 20 years, including with Liberty Bank, Charter Private Bank, and First Federal Bank of Port Angeles in Washington, and Liberty Bay Credit Union in Massachusetts. His foundational career was built as a financial analyst with the Federal Home Loan Banks of Seattle and Des Moines. Joel graduated with a Master’s Degree in Finance from Seattle University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Whitman College.

1st Capital Bank, catering primarily to commercial enterprises, professionals, real estate investors, family business entities, and residents in the Central Coast region of California, offers a comprehensive range of credit products. These include loans under various government programs such as those provided through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bank also offers a full suite of deposit accounts, augmented by advanced cash management services. With full-service banking offices in Monterey, Salinas, King City, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Managing Director Courtney Dorrel, Executive Recruiter Mary Heiman, and Director of Research Josh Nichols.