McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Mark Walker as Senior Vice President, Northern California Regional Banking Head at FFB Bank. In this role, Mark will lead FFB’s expansion into Northern California through the buildout of a commercial banking team and book of business. 

Mark brings nearly 30 years of commercial banking production and leadership experience in the Bay Area. He most recently served as Senior Vice President, Business Development Manager with City National Bank, where he trained business development officers on best practices for the identification of new clients and deals. His career has spanned multiple notable financial institutions in recent years, including Fifth Third, First Citizens, and Union Bank. The foundation of his career was built over 20 years with Wells Fargo in Northern California in leadership roles ranging from business banking to private banking. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley.

Since opening in 2005, FFB Bank has been a single-branch operation in Fresno, California. The bank’s primary focus is on serving the needs of businesses, professionals, and successful individuals throughout the country. As a leading SBA Lender in California’s Central Valley and one of the few direct acquiring banks in the United States, FFB Bank offers clients a range of personal and business checking accounts, payment processes, and loan programs. Among FFB Bank’s awards and accomplishments, it was included in Forbes’ Best 25 Small Businesses in America for 2016, Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2017, and most recently, OTCQX’s 2023 Best 50 Companies.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Managing Director Courtney Dorrel, Executive Recruiter Rachel Camonayan, and Research Associate Aaron Bennett.