Personal Banking

Leadership

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
714.730.4454


 

Milton Flores  
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
714.730.4463


Brad Hoover
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer
714.730.4430


 

John Tellenbach  
Executive Vice President
Chief Banking Officer
714.730.4456


 

Kendra Coffey
Executive Vice President
Bank Operations
714.730.4437


 

Radhika Dholakia  
Executive Vice President  
Chief Compliance Officer   
714.730.4464 


Regional Management - Arizona


Steve Spangler
Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Southern Arizona
480.607.6594

 

Andy Phillips
Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Northern Arizona
928.714.2105

 

Regional Management - Idaho


Terry Fesler 
Senior Vice President
Market Area President, Idaho 
208.947.9606 

  

Board of Directors

 

Eric D. Hovde
Chairman
Hovde Capital Advisors, LLCHovde Foundation     
Washington, District of Columbia

 

Chris Walsh
President & CEO
Sunwest Bank
Irvine, California

 

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

 

Ron Howarth
Senior Vice President - Manager
Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation
Irvine, 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
 

 


Joseph J. Thomas
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager 
Hovde Private Equity Advisors, LLC
Washington, District of Columbia  

 


Steve N. Reenders 
President
The Reenders Company
San Clemente, 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.