Pacific Premier Bancorp appointed Barbara S. Polsky and Jaynie Miller Studenmund as directors of both Pacific Premier Bancorp, and Pacific Premier Bank.
Polsky is a partner in the Financial Services Department at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips in Los Angeles. Studenmund is a seasoned independent director who brings significant executive experience across a number of industries, including financial services, digital, health care and consumer businesses.
Polsky and Studenmund are bothindependent pursuant to applicable NASDAQ rules and have no material relationship with the company. The bank anticipates that Polsky will serve on the Governance and Compensation Committees and Studenmund will serve on the Compensation and Enterprise Risk Committees.
The director appointments bring the total number of directors to 11 for both the company and Pacific Premier Bank.
“We are very pleased to add Barbara and Jaynie to our Board of Directors,” said Steve Gardner, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp. “Collectively, they bring significant financial services experience to our board with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, technology, payments systems, regulatory matters and consumer banking.”
Polsky has extensive experience representing numerous domestic and foreign banks, financial holding companies, savings associations, mortgage, other specialty finance and financial technology companies in a wide range of lending and securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, governance and regulatory and compliance matters. Previously, she served as executive vice president and general counsel of City National Corporation and City National Bank and executive vice president and general counsel of Aames Financial and Aames Home Loan.
Studenmund served as a banking executive for 20 years, serving as executive vice president and head of retail banking at Great Western Bank and Home Savings of America (now part of JP Morgan Chase) and as executive vice president, head of retail banking and Chief Marketing Officer at First Interstate Bank of California (now part of Wells Fargo). She also has served as president and chief operating officer for PayMyBills.com and Chief Operating Officer of Overture Services. She began her career as a management consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton.
Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, CA.