Bank of the Sierra Announces the Addition of Shahla Gholami as Senior VP, Commercial Banking Manager for Southern California
February 26, 2020
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra recently announced the addition of Shahla Gholami as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager for the Bank’s new Southern California Commercial Real Estate Group. Gholami will be responsible for growing the Bank’s commercial real estate portfolio and expanding business relationships throughout the Southern California markets.
Gholami has over 30 years of experience in commercial and retail banking, including C&I and commercial real estate lending. Most recently, she spent 15 years as Senior Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at First Bank. Gholami was also a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Bank of the West for 11 years.
Gholami has been involved in the community as a fundraising committee member of the Go Red for Women American Heart Association and a mentor in the CADA Mentor Program. She has volunteered at the Junior Achievement of Southern California’s Finance Program and Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. Gholami graduated from UC Santa Barbara.
“We’re thrilled that Shahla has joined our Southern California Commercial Real Estate Loan team,” said Bill Nethercott, Senior VP, Regional Business Development Manager for Southern California. “Commercial real estate professionals and other businesses will benefit greatly from Shahla’s incredible talent and work ethic.”
Gholami will operate from Bank of the Sierra’s branch at 21 East Carrillo Street, Suite 160, in Santa Barbara.
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 43rd 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, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. The bank also maintains a loan production office and an online branch, and it 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.