From Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in Northern California, announced [Wednesday] the hire of Ken Jones as vice president of retail banking.
In this new role, Jones will lead the strategic expansion of Fremont Bank’s branch network, as well as deepen relationships with existing clients.
Jones has nearly two decades of banking experience. He most recently served as senior vice president and regional president with Wells Fargo, where he managed $6.5 billion in assets and oversaw 45 branches.
“Ken’s tremendous experience, skills and relationships will certainly benefit Fremont Bank’s clients and the local communities we serve. The new addition to our leadership team demonstrates our dedication to deliver an uncompromised, responsive and personalized level of service to all clients,” said Fremont Bank President Andy Mastorakis.
Mastorakis noted that Fremont Bank’s community banking business is having a record year in 2012, having experienced $100 million in net retail deposit growth year-to-date while serving over 50,000 households in its 18 branch locations.
In addition to hiring Jones, Fremont Bank recently promoted three current associates to vice president:
- Helen Liu is a 27-year veteran of Fremont Bank and will now serve as the vice president of private banking.
- Dipak Roy, who joined Fremont Bank in 1997, has been named vice president of commercial banking.
- Brad Seibel, with Fremont Bank since 2009, has been promoted to vice president of residential lending group sales.
“Fremont Bank’s strength is due in part to hardworking associates who believe in our core values and commit each day to making Fremont Bank the best it can be,” Mastorakis continued. “Helen, Dipak and Brad have done an outstanding job in their respective roles. Along with Ken, they will be an integral part of Fremont Bank’s strategic growth and future success.”
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com) is the leading full-service community bank in Northern California. Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the region and focuses on personalized service for individuals and businesses. It serves communities through 18 branches and seven additional ATMs throughout the Greater Bay Area. Exceptional client service is the cornerstone of Fremont Bank’s business. Accommodation of customer needs in a friendly, personal atmosphere characterizes Fremont Bank’s culture.