Bank of the Sierra recently named Brendan Feder as Senior Ag Loan Officer for the Ag Credit department. In this position, Feder will be responsible for managing agricultural loans for the central and southern California areas.
Prior to joining Bank of the Sierra, Feder was Associate Director for Metlife Agricultural Investments for Fresno County to Southern California and Arizona, managing loans for permanent plantings, irrigated field crops, and dairy. Feder comes to the Bank with over 30 years of experience in agriculture and finance, with a Master of Science in Agricultural Business from CSU Fresno and a Bachelor of Science in Ag and Managerial Economics from UC Davis.
With experience as board member to the California Grape and Tree Fruit League and Leadership Program Mentor to the California Almond Board, Feder has thorough understanding of Central Valley Ag. Commenting on the new hire, Harroll Wiley, Ag Credit president said of Feder, “Brendan’s skillset, experience, and connections make him a perfect fit for the position, and we’re pleased to welcome him to the Ag Credit team.”
About Bank of the Sierra
Since its founding in 1977, Bank of the Sierra has grown to become the largest independent bank in the southern San Joaquin Valley. The Bank currently operates 33 full-service branches and a loan production office, and offers a full range of retail and commercial banking services in California's South Central Valley and neighboring communities, the Central Coast, and select Southern California locations including Ventura County and the Santa Clarita Valley. Offering more than just financial services, Bank of the Sierra is committed to providing the benefits of local banking with a focus on improving the communities in which it serves.