McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Richard Pimentel as Chief Financial Officer at Community West Bank. Richard will serve in this capacity for both the bank and the holding company, and he will oversee both accounting and finance, as well as investor relations.  

Richard brings over 20 years of finance leadership experience within community banking, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer for CalPrivate Bank, Pan American Bank, and Bank of Manhattan. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance, real estate, and law from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Community West Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ: CWBC), a financial services company with headquarters in Goleta, California. Founded in 1989, it is now the largest publicly traded and only community bank headquartered and serving California’s Central Coast area of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties with full-service banking branch offices in Goleta, Oxnard, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura and has grown to over one billion dollars in assets. In April 2021, Community West Bank was awarded a “Super Premier Performance” rating by The Findley Reports. In September 2021, Community West Bank was named to Piper-Sandler’s Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars – Class of 2021, recognizing the bank as one of the top 35 best performing small capitalization institutions from a list of publicly traded banks and thrifts in the U.S. with market capitalizations less than $2.5 billion.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Managing Director Michelle Davis, and Director Courtney Dorrel.