January 21, 2022
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra announced today that Sean Hart has been named Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for the Bank’s Real Estate Industries Group. He will be responsible for providing financing for investor real estate throughout California. Hart will work from the Bank’s branch on 4456 California Avenue in Bakersfield.
Hart has over 15 years of experience in the finance industry. Before joining Bank of the Sierra, he worked as Vice President, Lead Relationship Manager for Mechanics Bank in Bakersfield, where he originated loans and grew a complex portfolio of commercial real estate assets. Hart also worked as a Loan Originator and Analyst for Commercial Realty Consultants in Calabasas early in his career.
Hart is a member of the Mortgage Brokers Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in financial management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hart is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.
“Our clients will benefit greatly from working with Sean,” said Alyson Buttery, Bank of the Sierra’s Senior Vice President, Division Leader of Real Estate Industries Group. “We’re delighted to have him join our expert team!”
About Bank of the Sierra
Bank of the Sierra is in its 45th 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 two loan production offices and an online branch and provides specialized lending services through an agricultural credit center. Bank of the Sierra is recognized as one of the strongest community banks in the country with a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial.