Bank of the Sierra Announces John Braunschweiger as VP, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for Ventura
September 8, 2021
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra announced today that John Braunschweiger has been named Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for the Bank’s Ventura market. He will be responsible for developing and managing commercial loan accounts throughout Ventura County.
Braunschweiger has over 30 years of experience in the commercial banking industry with a background in originating, underwriting, and managing commercial and industrial (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) loan portfolios in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Before joining Bank of the Sierra, he operated three loan production offices and three de novo full-service offices in Ventura County. Braunschweiger has also worked for Montecito Bank and Trust, Pacific Western Bank, Los Padres Bank, and several other financial institutions in his long career.
Braunschweiger previously served as President for both the Camarillo Sunrise Rotary Club and the Camarillo Breakfast Rotary Foundation. He was also on the Board of the Camarillo Family YMCA. Braunschweiger earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from University of California, Santa Barbara and attended the University of Oklahoma’s National Commercial Lending School.
Michael Orman, the Bank’s Southern California Market President, is thrilled to bring Braunschweiger to Bank of the Sierra. “It’s rare to have an opportunity to add an experienced professional like John to our loan team,” Orman said. “John truly cares about his customers and local businesses will love working with him.”
Bank of the Sierra’s Ventura branch is located on 89 South California Street, Suite 100. The Bank also has locations in Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Ojai.
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 44th year of operations and is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a full range of retail and commercial banking services with full-service branches located within the counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The bank also maintains a loan production office and an online branch and provides specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center and an SBA center. Bank of the Sierra is recognized as one of the strongest and top-performing community banks in the country with a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial.