Century City Regional Manager
Jose Marquez has been in the banking industry nearly three decades and has led various bank areas including compliance, accounting, consumer and commercial lending, and human resources. Jose specializes in C&I, OO and Investor lending as well as Commercial Depository and Treasury Management services. Jose has served on numerous non-profit boards over the years and currently serves on the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Board of Directors. The core value for Jose is “support your teammates, serve your clients and work very hard”. Jose and his family live in Los Angeles.
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.
Marcelo D. Mills
Irvine Spectrum Regional Manager
Marcelo D. Mills, SVP, joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in May 2018 and manages the Irvine Regional Office. A dedicated commercial banker, Marcelo was VP/Senior Relationship Manager for Community Bank in Irvine prior to joining Pacific Mercantile. Earlier in his career, Marcelo had business banking responsibilities with First Citizens Bank and Chase Bank. Marcelo is very active in serving his local community through various philanthropic organizations with multiple board and committee positions. His core competencies include C&I, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Deposits and Treasury Management.
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.
Los Angeles Area Regional Manager
Matt Ashworth, SVP joined the bank as the Regional Manager of the Los Angeles region in 2020. He comes to Pacific Mercantile Bank with more than 20 years of experience in business and commercial banking and in a variety of roles that include relationship management, business development, credit analysis and the leading of teams, regions and business units. Most recently he created and launched the Business Banking group for a $10B community bank in California and previously oversaw Business Banking for City National Bank in Los Angeles. He has also worked for US Bank, Regions Financial, and what is now Truist Financial. Matt graduated from the University of Georgia and has completed the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
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.