Personal Banking


We at Sunwest Bank realize that there are plenty of banks to choose from today, most preaching about their "relationship banking" and "great customer service." Our management team and Board of Directors realize that these are more than catchy slogans, but disciplined business principles. We are committed to the service of our customers.

Corporate Management - California

Chris Walsh
President & CEO


Milton Flores  
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Brad Hoover
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer


Kendra Coffey
Executive Vice President
Bank Operations


Radhika Dholakia  
Executive Vice President  
Chief Compliance Officer   


John Houten  
Executive Vice President  
Head of Real Estate Lending   

Regional Management - Arizona

Andy Phillips
Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Arizona


Regional Management - Idaho

Justin Archuleta 
Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Idaho 

Regional Management - Utah


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Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Utah


Regional Management - Washington


Steve Smith
Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Washington 


Board of Directors


Eric D. Hovde
Hovde Group | Hovde Foundation     
Washington, District of Columbia


Chris Walsh
President & CEO
Sunwest Bank
Irvine, California


Jeffery M. Thomas
Municipal Water District of Orange County
Tustin, California 


Russ Wertz
Managing Partner
Wertz and Company, LLP
Irvine, California


John D. Strockis
Executive Managing Director
Lucescu Realty 
Newport Beach, California


Edward Kellogg
Orange County, CA


Steve N. Reenders 
The Reenders Company
San Clemente, California  

Dan Ogus 
Executive Vice President & COO
Glendale, California  


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Ben Xiang
Senior Manager
Ingram Micro
Santa Ana, California  


Recent Data Breaches

Several data breaches have been reported recently. Protecting your account and your information is important to us. We encourage you to monitor your accounts and alert us immediately if you notice any suspicious activity by calling 800-330-9890.

Security Practices To Protect You From Fraud

You should always be wary of unsolicited emails asking you to disclose any personal details. Sunwest Bank may send an email notice or alert, however, we will never ask you to provide any personal or account information via email.

Avoid Identity Theft

Never give out personal information, especially your Social Security number, to anyone you can’t confirm has a legitimate purpose for asking for it.

Protect Your Financial Information

Exercise your rights under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act and review your credit report regularly to be sure it's accurate and up to date.