Banc of California hired Matthew Ashworth to serve as senior vice president, head of Business Banking.

Ashworth will partner with the community banking, treasury management, small business banking and operations teams to deliver banking products across Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

“We are delighted to announce the hiring of Matt as part of the bank’s acceleration of its Business Banking platform. Matt and his team will focus on building outstanding banking relationships throughout Southern California and focus on building a strong core deposit franchise,” Doug Bowers, Banc of California president and CEO, said.

Ashworth has more than 15 years of business banking experience. He previously served as senior vice president, business banking manager at City National Bank and in various business banking roles with U.S. Bank and Regions Financial.