Costa Mesa Regional Manager
James Lee, SVP, joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in June 2020 and manages the Costa Mesa Regional Office. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, James was an Executive Vice President in commercial banking and founded the Leveraged Finance Group for California Bank & Trust. He also held positions at Ares Management LLC and Allied Capital Corporation, where he was responsible for originating, evaluating and monitoring debt and equity investments across a broad range of industries. Before joining Allied Capital, he was an investment banking analyst at Brown Gibbons Lang & Co., a boutique middle market investment bank. James graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and was the captain of the Stanford Men’s Golf Team.
Dawn F. Stille
La Habra Regional Manager
Dawn F. Stille, SVP, joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in April of 2002 and currently serves as the Manager of the Bank’s La Habra Office. Dawn has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Formerly with Landmark Bank, Dawn served in various management positions over a 16-year period. Dawn has been a long-time La Habra resident.
Ontario Regional Manager
Mark Martinez, SVP, leads the Bank’s Ontario Regional Office, having joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in November 2015 as Senior Relationship Manager in Ontario. Mark has over 25 years of commercial business banking experience in Southern California, having served in senior positions with other regional banks including Pacific Premier Bank, Independence Bank and Grandpoint Bank. Mark and his family have lived in the Inland Empire for 23 years.
San Diego Regional Manager
Lisa Wright, SVP, joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2018 and manages the San Diego Regional Office. Lisa is a San Diego career banker with over 25 years of experience in commercial banking. She has held leadership positions at a variety of financial institutions in the San Diego Region, including Bank of America, San Diego National Bank and most recently City National Bank. Lisa is a long time La Jolla resident, knows the San Diego market well, and is passionate about working with companies to help them achieve their goals.