Bank of the Sierra Names Hamit Utush as VP, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for Northern California
February 26, 2020
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra recently announced the addition of Hamit Utush as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for the Bank’s new Northern California Commercial Real Estate Group. Utush will be responsible for developing and managing commercial real estate loan accounts throughout Northern California.
Utush is an skilled manager with experience in commercial real estate and banking and a licensed real estate broker. He previously worked as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at both Oak Valley Community Bank and Rabobank. Utush has also worked for Mechanics Bank and Wells Fargo. His entire 20-year career has been spent serving the greater Sacramento area. Utush earned an executive MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary’s. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
“We’re ecstatic to add Hamit to our Northern California loan team,” said Deepak Bhakoo, Senior VP, Regional Business Development Manager for Northern California. “Hamit brings the experience necessary to develop relationships with businesses that last a long time.”
Bank of the Sierra’s Northern California Commercial Real Estate Group is based at the Bank’s loan production office at 5701 Lonetree Boulevard, Suite 113, in Rocklin, Calif.
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.