Community Bank Head Expands Services
Charles Jackson hopes his experience at large banks and financial services companies will help him make Community Bank grow but not too much to lose sight of the smaller businessperson.
Jackson was recently hired as the Pasadena-based business bank’s president and chief executive after a five-year stint as managing director of the Beverly Hills office of Lipper & Co. He said he plans to expand Community Bank’s lending to companies with revenues of $100 million, currently from a cap of half that amount. But his real focus will be to implement portfolio consultation for 401K, IRA and personal investment plans.
“I want to keep that engine of the middle-market business banking going but also to expand to provide other financial services to our clients,” said Jackson. “That’s an area where I bring some expertise to the table and an area that’s ripe for us. It’s a small bank and it’s lean. We don’t have a lot of bureaucracy. Decisions are made relatively quickly and they are handled much more personally.”
His other goal is to increase the bank’s assets to $2 billion within a few years from the current $1.2 billion. Community Bank has 300 employees at its 14 banks in Los Angeles County there are banks in Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Huntington Park, Gardena and the City of Industry as well as Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Jackson replaces Clint Arnoldus, who left after 3 & #733; years to become chief executive of the Central Pacific Bank in Honolulu.
Prior to Lipper, Jackson was executive director of the Mellon Financial Group, where he was responsible for all West Coast operations. He has also held senior management positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust.
Jackson received a bachelor of science in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1967 and an M.B.A. in international business from George Washington University in 1973. He is married with two children.
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Advertising and PR
RLR/Jarrin has hired Michael Aarons as director of client services for the Pasadena agency. He returns to the agency side of the industry after 14 years as senior vice president and director of marketing for several corporations, including Great Western Bank, Chicago Title Co. and Manufacturers Bank.
MWW Group has appointed David Herbst as senior vice president in the public relations company’s Los Angeles office. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president of American Standard Development Co., which has developed more than 30 commercial and industrial projects in Southern California.
Sally Stewart has joined APCO Worldwide’s L.A. office as a vice president in charge of expanding the company’s presence through California. She previously was vice president at Edelman Public Relations, where she developed media strategies for corporate clients and led media training workshops for attorneys and corporate executives.
Dave Bowman has been promoted vice president and program manager of Boeing Co.’s Long Beach-based C-17 cargo plane program. He was previously general manager of the defense giant’s AV-8B Harrier program.
Nasco Aircraft Brake Inc. has named Terence Jones as director of business development for the Gardena-based firm. Prior to his hiring, he held engineering and technical sales management positions with Honeywell International’s aircraft brake components operation.
Jessica Robbins has joined Meyer Architecture as marketing coordinator and will be involved with the West L.A. firm’s public relations, publishing and business development.
Banking & Finance
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Matt Seaburn has been appointed senior vice president of commercial banking for First Federal Bank of California, where he will be responsible for developing relationships with middle market businesses in the L.A. area. Prior to the hiring, he was area manager of the Wells Fargo Business Banking Group.
First Consulting Group Inc. of Long Beach has appointed Scott Roeth as vice president of sales for its health-care group, which entails developing sales strategies, marketing positions and executive health plans. He previously spent more than 20 years at IBM Corp. in a variety of management positions, including vice president of the healthcare industries division.
OSI Systems Inc. has named Daniel Goldberger president of the Hawthorne company’s majority-owned subsidiary, Dolphin Medical Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of optoelectronic-based components and systems used in hospital emergency rooms. Prior to his appointment, he was president of Optiscan Biomedical Corp. where he developed a non-evasive process for determining blood glucose levels.
Tony Sella and Pamela Levine have been promoted as co-presidents of domestic theatrical marketing at 20th Century Fox. Sella previously was executive vice president of marketing while Levine worked as senior vice president of marketing planning and research.
Chris Smith has been named vice president of sales for NBC Enterprises western region, where he will oversee all domestic broadcast sales. Prior to joining the Burbank operation, he headed CSS Entertainment, a television sales, marketing and distribution firm.
Fox Broadcasting Co. has named Marcy Ross senior vice president, current programming, a post that has her overseeing all programming, including series returning for the 2002-2003 season. She was previously senior vice president for comedy programming at Studios USA.
ACNielson EDI has hired Andrew Hindes to the newly created position of executive vice president of operations, a position in the Hollywood office that oversees all data collection and production operations for the box office analysis firm. He previously was film editor for the Internet news site Inside.com.
Mobile Storage Group Inc. has hired Robert Slingerland as its chief financial officer overseeing financial reporting and analysis as well as strategic planning for the La Crescenta renter of containers, trailers and portable offices. Prior to the hiring, he was the chief financial officer for Clear Channel Communications Inc.’s interactive division in Los Angeles. Additionally, corporate lawyer Susan Harris has been elected to Mobile’s board. In 2000, she left SunAmerica after 15 years of service in a variety of posts, including senior vice president and general counsel.
Utah Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Los Angeles, has appointed Blake Modersitzki as a partner. He previously served as vice president of Novell Ventures and Global Strategic Alliances.
Susan Fillicio, a labor litigation attorney, has joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in its Los Angeles office, where she will focus on wage-hour litigation. She came to the firm from Pillsbury Winthrop.
JAMS, the private alternative dispute resolution service, has appointed retired judge David Rothman to its panel of resolution providers. Rothman sat on the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 1980 through 1996 and spent the last six years as a private arbitrator, mediator and settlement judge.
Nadia Gilmore has been hired by Coreland Cos. as director of retail sales and leasing in the Sherman Oaks office, where she will be responsible for expanding the firm’s Los Angeles area presence. She was previously senior leasing director for the West Coast at Developers Diversified Realty.
Coldwell Banker has promoted Steve Glassman to branch manager of the northwest region. Based in Thousand Oaks, he will oversee production and personnel covering the Greater L.A. area. He most recently was sales manager for the residential real estate brokerage’s Mission Viejo office.
Purebeauty has hired Suzanne Taylor as director of salons, a position that has her overseeing expansion of the salon division, which sells a wide range of beauty products and services. Prior to joining the Encino firm, she oversaw Regis Corp.’s 49 MasterCuts salons.
B3 Corp. has hired Keith Gray as executive director of sales development for the Sherman Oaks provider of electronic commerce payment systems for the financial industry. Prior to joining the firm, he was director of sales for S1 Corp.
Computer Sciences Corp. has named Kevin Fickenscher to head its Global Health Solutions Clinical Transformation practice, a software management and strategy operation. He most recently was chief medical officer for WebMD.
Timothy Parker has been appointed executive secretary of the L.A.-based Steamship Association of Southern California, where he will oversee the trade group’s operations in representing terminal operators, steamship and stevedore companies as well as shipping agents connected to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Prior to that, he was the director of marketing and public relations at the Port of Stockton.