Daily News: November 20, 2013

Rohani Named SVP of Pacific Mercantile’s Newport Beach Financial Center

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp announced that Leila Rohani was named SVP and regional manager of Pacific Mercantile Bank’s Newport Beach Financial Center. The bank is the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp. Rohani will be leading the bank’s effort to continue to grow its largest office with a focus on the financial needs of Orange County’s technology companies.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Ms. Rohani’s technology background concentrate on a niche we are looking forward to growing at PMB,” stated Tom Vertin, president of commercial banking.

Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Rohani was an SVP with Prudential Real Estate’s lending arm where she helped manage a debt and equity portfolio of over $300 million. During over 12 years with Prudential, she specialized in leveraged recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, franchise finance, working capital loans and other expansion-related financing. She was responsible for some of the largest and most profitable transactions in her division’s history.

Rohani began her 20-year banking career with Bank of America’s regional commercial banking office in Costa Mesa, CA, followed by Imperial Bank where, as a VP she was instrumental in expanding Imperial’s venture-backed and technology lending in Southern California.

Kittridge Chamberlain, EVP and manager of the bank’s Southern Division, said, “I am delighted to be working with Leila to grow both the Newport Beach Financial Center as well as the Southern Division, especially in the technology banking area. Her expertise is a great asset to the PMB team.”