McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Wesley Ito as Senior Vice President, Southern California Regional Banking Head at FFB Bank. In this role, Wesley will serve as a public leader of FFB, representing the brand and leading the bank’s expansion into Southern California. 

Wesley brings over 25 years of commercial banking production and credit experience in the Southern California market. He joins FFB from Bank of the West, where he served as Senior Lead Relationship Manager and built a commercial lending portfolio for the Los Angeles and Inland Empire markets. Prior to FFB, he served in commercial banking leadership and production roles with Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and CIT. He received both his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University, and he is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

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, the 2023 OTCQX Best 50 Companies.

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