Bank of Southern California Names Michael Helmuth Group Managing Director

Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTC Pink: BCAL), a community business bank headquartered in San Diego, has announced the appointment of Michael Helmuth as Senior Vice President, Group Managing Director of the Business Banking Group. He will be responsible for expanding the group’s client base, growing customer relationships and leading the team’s impact and presence throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, Inland Empire, and San Bernardino County.

Mr. Helmuth is an accomplished and effective banking leader with more than 35 years of commercial banking experience. Over the course of his career, he has held positions of increasing responsibility managing large commercial banking teams, including Market President and President, Chief Banking Officer. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Orange County Market President for Commercial Bank of California, where he was tasked with building the bank’s market presence in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Mr. Helmuth holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon.

"Michael is a deeply rooted and well-respected banker with a long history of building, developing, and leading successful business banking teams throughout Southern California," said Tony DiVita, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "The addition of Michael to lead our business banking group is an important step in strengthening our team and growing our presence in the markets we serve," concluded DiVita.

About Bank of Southern California

A growing community bank, established in 2001, Bank of Southern California, N.A., with headquarters in San Diego, CA, is locally owned and managed, and offers a range of financial products to individuals, professionals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The Bank’s solution-driven, relationship-based approach to banking provides accessibility to decision makers and enhances value through strong partnerships with its clients. The Bank currently operates eleven branches in San Diego County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the Coachella Valley in Riverside County. For more information, please visit or call (858) 847-4780.

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Amanda Conover
Bank of Southern California