McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Kevin Meinel as First Vice President, Relationship Manager at Farmers & Merchants Bank (F&M) of Long Beach. In this role, Kevin will drive growth and revenue for the Orange County region of F&M by continually prospecting for strong clients and securing financially sound deals, while cultivating relationships with high quality businesses and clients. Kevin brings 11 years of commercial banking production and client management experience in the Orange County market. He joins F&M Bank from Bank of the West, where he served business banking clients throughout the local region. His commercial banking career spans multiple notable financial institutions, including Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, where he served in business development and client management roles. Founded in Long Beach in 1907 by C.J. Walker, F&M Bank provides white-glove service to clients at 25 branches from San Clemente to Santa Barbara, as well as through online and mobile banking platforms. The bank offers commercial and small business banking, business loan programs, home loans, and a robust offering of consumer retail banking products, including checking, savings, and youth accounts. F&M Bank is a California state-chartered bank and equal housing lender with deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Member FDIC). This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Director Courtney Dorrel, Executive Recruiter Rachel Loye, and Research Associate Michael Matranga.