California United Bank (CUB), a subsidiary of CU Bancorp, announced that Brian M. Ishida joined the company as senior vice president, Commercial Banking, covering the South Bay. Ishida’s track record includes being an integral part of establishing and solidifying the South Bay region for his former employer.

In his most recent role as first vice president and senior loan and credit officer, Ishida served on the bank’s senior loan committee while also maintaining his relationships with clients.

“We are extremely fortunate to be able to add someone as accomplished as Brian to our team,” noted CUB senior vice president, Regional Manager, Kim Defenderfer. “In addition to his background, the passion he possesses to help his clients makes him a perfect fit with CUB.”