Bank of the Sierra Announces Deepak Bhakoo as Senior VP, Regional Business Development Manager for Northern California
February 26, 2020
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra recently announced the addition of Deepak Bhakoo as Senior Vice President, Regional Business Development Manager for the Bank’s new Northern California Commercial Real Estate Group. Bhakoo will be responsible for overseeing and managing the new group, which is based in the greater Sacramento area.
Bhakoo has spent over 15 years in commercial real estate banking. He previously worked for Wells Fargo, Community Business Bank, and Rabobank, N.A./Mechanics Bank, where he ranked number 1 in 2018 and 2019. He also earned “High Performance” and “Top Producer” recognition for his work in Rabobank’s Real Estate Industries Group as their Senior Relationship Manager.
Bhakoo has given back to his community by serving as Vice President of the Yuba Sutter Indo American Business Association, a loan committee member for the Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation, and co-instructor of literacy education classes at Sacramento Neighbor Works. He has completed Wells Fargo Business Banking University and ABA National Commercial Lending School, and he is WIB Certified as a Commercial Credit Analyst. Bhakoo attended Golden Gate University for his undergraduate in Accounting and Finance and is currently continuing his graduate education with Pacific Coast Graduate Banking School at the University of Washington. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.
“We have chosen a great leader in Deepak, and we look forward to seeing our footprint expand throughout Northern California,” said Kevin McPhaill, President and CEO of Bank of the Sierra. “We know that Deepak is a talented professional that works hard for his customers and businesses in Northern California will benefit from working with him.”
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.