Bank of the Sierra Names Deric Hamilton as VP, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager for Southern California
February 26, 2020
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra recently announced the addition of Deric Hamilton as Vice President, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager for the Bank’s new Southern California Commercial Real Estate Group. Hamilton will be responsible for managing the commercial real estate loan process for the team.
Hamilton is a skilled business lender, with over 25 years of commercial and construction lending experience. He spent the last 14 years with First Bank in Santa Barbara as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Operations Manager, where he worked on all aspects of the commercial real estate loan process. Hamilton has also worked for C.E. Williams and Associates and Community West Bank in Santa Barbara. Hamilton is an alumnus of Santa Barbara City College and UC Santa Barbara.
“Deric is a valuable asset for our team,” said Bill Nethercott, Senior VP, Regional Business Development Manager for Southern California. “Deric is detail oriented and his loan operations skills make him a perfect fit for our growing Southern California team.”
Hamilton 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.