Executive Leadership Team
Brad R. Dinsmore
President & Chief Executive Officer
Brad R. Dinsmore joined Pacific Mercantile Bancorp in 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its subsidiary, Pacific Mercantile Bank. Mr. Dinsmore has 32 years of banking experience and most recently served as Corporate Executive Vice President for SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure at SunTrust, Mr. Dinsmore had responsibility for Consumer Banking, Small Business Banking, Private Wealth Management and Digital Banking. At SunTrust, Mr. Dinsmore was part of the executive leadership team that led the turnaround of one of the largest banks in the United States. Mr. Dinsmore was previously Head of U.S. Retail Banking for Citigroup based out of New York City. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dinsmore served in numerous senior roles at Bank of America including having responsibility for delivering products and services to more than 12 million consumers and businesses in the Western half of the United States. Mr. Dinsmore earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University and completed additional studies at the University of Washington's Pacific School of Banking.
EVP / Chief Credit Officer
Robert Anderson joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2013 as Executive Vice President/Asset Based Lending and was promoted to Chief Banking Officer in January 2017. During Robert's time at the bank he has helped to build our asset-based lending division and has helped to pursue new growth opportunities through the development of new products and services and the entrance into new markets. Prior to joining the bank, Robert spent 17 years with Silicon Valley Bank, where he started his banking career. Robert held various positions at Silicon Valley Bank, most recently overseeing the Orange County office, at which he was responsible for their banking and lending relationships in the technology, life science and clean tech markets.
EVP / Chief Financial Officer
Curt A. Christianssen joined Pacific Mercantile Bancorp and the Bank as Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2015, a role in which he had served on an interim basis since December, 2013. He also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Carpenter Community BancFund, a private equity-funded bank holding company, CCFW, Inc. d/b/a Carpenter & Company, a bank consulting firm, and Seapower Carpenter Capital, Inc., a broker/dealer subsidiary of CCFW. Prior to beginning in the interim role, Curt served in a similar interim role at Manhattan Bancorp and the Bank of Manhattan since 2012. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Carpenter Community BancFund since 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Curt served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Corporate Development for Dartmouth Capital Group and Eldorado Bancshares, Inc. From 1993 until its acquisition in 1996 by Eldorado Bancshares, Curt served as Chief Financial Officer of Liberty National Bank. Curt had previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Olympic National Bank from 1991 to 1993, as Chief Financial Officer of two financial institutions under the control of the Resolution Trust Corporation and as a Senior Management Consultant with the Ernst & Young firm. In addition, Curt served in a variety of financial positions with Continental Ministries and Colorado National Bancshares.
EVP / Chief Banking Officer
Sean Foley joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2020 as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer and is responsible for the profitable growth of the Bank’s Small Business Administration, Asset Based Lending and Commercial Banking businesses. Mr. Foley has 30 years of banking experience and most recently served as the Commercial Banking Executive of KeyBank in the state of Washington. Prior to KeyBank, he spent 10 years as Regional President of US Bank’s Southern California market, leading the commercial teams while coordinating the bank’s overall effort in the community. Mr. Foley earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business from the University of Pittsburgh.
EVP / Chief Information Officer
Philipp Garcia joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in January 2002 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for 15 years before being promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in March 2020. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Garcia was a Co-Founder of eFunds Corporation, now part of Fidelity Information Services (FIS), where he served as a Senior Software Engineer and Senior Consultant from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Garcia is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP).
Maxwell G. Sinclair
EVP / Chief Compliance Officer
Maxwell G. Sinclair has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company and the Bank since January 2011. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Maxwell served as Vice President/Compliance and BSA Manager at Zions Bancorporation subsidiary California Bank & Trust from December 2005 to January 2011. During his five years at Zions Bancorporation (California Bank & Trust), Maxwell held various other positions in compliance and risk management. Maxwell has more than 23 years of experience in the banking industry, with most of his years of experience in compliance and audit and risk management.
EVP / Head of Operations and Client Experience
Shamara Vizcarra joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2015 and after serving multiple Treasury Management leadership roles at the Bank, was promoted in 2020 to Executive Vice President, Head of Operations and Client Experience, where she oversees the Bank's Deposit and Loan Operations, Treasury Management and Customer Services. Shamara helped build and develop a strong Treasury Management Sales Team and has worked closely with several departments throughout the organization to streamline the operational onboarding process and improve overall client experience. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Shamara held various positions at community and commercial banks across Southern California, focusing on operations, sales, service, risk management and treasury management.