Management

“With over 165 years of experience in the financial services industry – We can find solutions.”

Management

The common characteristic of our management team is ingenuity and flexibility for our customers.  Our executives and staff are committed to relationship banking, which to us includes quick decisions, ongoing customer contact as well as timely access to decision makers.  We are your business partner.

AltaPacific Bank’s management team is:

  • Charles O. Hall, Chief Executive Officer

    Prior to forming AltaPacific Bank, Mr. Hall was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Business Bancorp and the Chief Executive Officer of Business Bank of California, until its acquisition by UnionBanCal in 2004. Previously, Mr. Hall was President and CEO for both MCB Financial and Metro Commerce Bank. He also served as a Director of each of these institutions. Mr. Hall has extensive banking experience and has been a bank senior executive officer for over 20 years. Mr. Hall is a resident of Sonoma County. Mr. Hall earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from University of California, Riverside.

  • Frank Basirico, President and Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Basirico has more than 38 years of financial services experience in the Southern California market with over 30 years at the executive management level including positions as Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Basirico served for ten years as the Chief Credit Officer of Citizens Business Bank where he was responsible for the entire lending division comprised of 37 branch offices and several specialized lending departments. Mr. Basirico was also responsible for the lending due diligence process for the acquisition of several banks during his tenure. Mr. Basirico graduated from California State University at San Bernardino and attended Dartmouth’s School of Credit and Financial Management.

  • Allen R. Christenson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Christenson is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at three independent community banks. Most recently, Mr. Christenson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Financial Bancorp and its subsidiary bank, Bank of Lodi, NA. Prior to that, Mr. Christenson served as the Chief Financial Officer of River City Bank and CapitalBank. Prior to his bank managerial positions, Mr. Christenson worked as an audit manager at Perry-Smith and Company from 1990 to 1993, and as an audit supervisor at Grant Thornton International from 1985 to1990. Mr. Christenson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento.

  • Jeanne Marie Reade, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

    Ms. Reade’s experience includes 40-years in mid and upper-level management positions with four community banks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining AltaPacific Bank as a founding Executive Officer in 2006, she was a founding Shareholder and Officer of Marin Community Bank in 1989 (which later changed its name to Metro Commerce Bank) and was employed there from the Bank’s inception until its merger with Business Bank of California and subsequent acquisition by Union Bank of California in 2004. During her tenure there she held the positions of Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and Loan Administrator. She was also employed by Greater Bay Bank, First Nation Bank of Marin and Redwood Bank/Redwood Bancorp in various management middle management positions including Branch Manager, Construction Loan Manager and Operations Manager.

  • Shirley Law, Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Administrator

    Ms. Law has over 32 years of experience concentrating in middle market commercial lending in the Southern California area. She has held the positions of Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Administrator, Branch Manager, and Senior Relationship Manager providing experience with all aspects of banking. She also has worked in specialized departments such as Construction Lending, Asset Based Lending and Special Assets. Ms. Law is a graduate of the University California at Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Administrative Studies and received her M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from California State University at San Bernardino.

  • Sheila Thomas Moran, Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer

    With over 20 years of diversified operations experience in the banking industry, Ms. Moran served as Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer for Business Bank of California until its acquisition by UnionBanCal in 2004. Prior to the merger of Metro Commerce Bank with Business Bank, Ms. Moran served as Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Metro Commerce Bank. Prior to joining Metro Commerce Bank in 1998, Ms. Moran was employed as the Compliance Officer and Internal Auditor of Surety Bank, and served in various positions at First National Bank of Marin, and Redwood Bank. Ms. Moran has also provided independent examination consulting services, including performing audit review in areas of compliance, operations, and lending at various financial institutions. Ms. Moran received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley.

  • Sean K. Olhan, Senior Vice President and Risk Officer

    Mr. Olhan has served as both a bank senior executive officer and federal banking regulator. This background includes evaluating and managing the various risk components of financial institutions. Previously, he was Chief Credit Officer and Chief Risk Officer at First National Bank of Marin, Las Vegas, NV. While employed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Mr. Olhan served as an Associate National Bank Examiner in San Francisco. Mr. Olhan received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from University of San Francisco.