Five Star Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Five Star Bank, expanded into San Francisco, leveraging an existing team of Bay Area professionals led by DJ Kurtze, who will serve as Five Star Bank’s San Francisco Bay Area region president, to execute on the acquisition and retention of new clients. Five Star expects to open a loan production office in or around the San Francisco financial district in the coming months.

“We are pleased to announce the beginning of our regional expansion into the San Francisco Bay Area, where we already have deep roots, existing relationships and extensive connectivity,” James Beckwith, CEO of Five Star Bank, said. “Our history of successfully serving clients in this market compels us to create a physical presence through a dedicated and sophisticated team of professionals. We believe in San Francisco and have confidence in the region’s robust talent pipeline and the strength of its diverse and competitive business environment. Our clients can count on our team to listen to and support their interests, which we expect will benefit communities through regional economic growth. We have hit the ground running.”