Five Star Bank hired Casey Grafeld as senior vice president and managing director. In this role, Grafeld will help advance Five Star Bank’s expansion strategy in the San Francisco Bay Area with commercial banking service in Marin County.

In his 30-year banking career, Grafeld has held roles in relationship management, business development and senior management at banks including Wachovia Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Signature Bank and Flagstar Bank. He also recently served as finance chair on the board of directors of the Marin AIDS Project.

“Casey Grafeld is an excellent addition to Five Star Bank’s San Francisco Bay Area team of highly experienced commercial banking professionals,” DJ Kurtze, San Francisco Bay Area region president at Five Star Bank, said. “He brings a great depth of knowledge and experience from over 30 years in banking and he has a stellar track record of client service and success. Adding Casey to our team exemplifies our commitment to expansion and client service in the San Francisco Bay Area,”

“I joined Five Star Bank because of its emphasis on high-touch, personalized, concierge banking, the caliber of its people, its ability to deliver on promises to its customers, and its commitment to investment, expansion and success in the San Francisco Bay Area,” Grafeld said. “I see myself as an advisor who puts my clients’ interests first, and Five Star Bank as a great example of an organization with excellent client service. I also am delighted to extend Five Star Bank’s Bay Area presence and personalized commercial banking services to Marin County, where I’ve lived for 25 years.”