McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Vicente Lopez as Senior Vice President (SVP), Oakland Market Manager at Farmers & Merchants (F&M) Bank. Vicente will serve as one of the faces of the bank within the Oakland community, while growing the bank’s brand and revenues. He will report directly to F&M Bank’s Executive Vice President and Wholesale Banking Manager, and he will be a member of the bank’s senior leadership team.

Vicente brings over 12 years of commercial banking production and credit experience, serving middle-market clients throughout the Bay Area and across a multitude of industries. He most recently acted as the Senior Vice President + Relationship Manager at First Bank’s Walnut Creek, California location. Vicente received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Founded in 1916, F&M Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank which proudly serves California through 32 convenient locations. The company operates in the mid-Central Valley of California – including the counties of Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, and Merced– and the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area – including the counties of Alameda, Napa, and Contra Costa. F&M Bank is financially strong, with over $5.4 billion in assets, and is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s safest banks by national bank rating firms.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Executive Recruiter Cameron Beards, and Research Associate Michael Matranga