Chairman and CEO: Don Griffith.

Assets: $1.4 billion.

No. of local branches: Four.

No. of employees: 50.

Headquarters: Los Angeles.

Year founded: 2010.

Company description: Bank holding company with three separate banks: Los Angeles and Orange counties through Grandpoint Bank; San Diego through Regents Bank; and Arizona through the Bank of Tucson.

Key factors for success: Team of experienced bankers from larger banks; financial strength; trusted relationships at all levels of organization.

It’s a twist on the banking acquisition model, but one that Regents Bank is happy about...

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