PacWest Bancorp appointed Mark T. Yung executive vice president and chief operating officer of PacWest Bancorp and Pacific Western Bank.

“Mark will bring a fresh and experienced perspective to our executive leadership team,” commented Matt Wagner, president and CEO. “In addition to his deep knowledge of venture-backed companies, he has a substantial background in corporate strategy and innovative technology that will prove valuable as we chart our course for continued top-tier operating performance and growth.”

Yung is co-founder and served as managing principal of OCV Management, an investor, owner and operator of technology and life science companies based in Los Angeles, since 2016. Previously, he served as managing director of Orchard Capital, a firm he joined in 2006. Prior to joining Orchard Capital, Yung served as a senior vice president in the Corporate Strategy and Merger and Acquisitions groups of Citigroup in New York and ABN AMRO in Amsterdam.

Prior to his corporate strategy roles, Yung served as an investment professional at JPMorgan Partners, where he focused on venture capital, growth equity and buyout transactions in Latin America and served as a board member for various emerging companies in the region.