San Diego Business Journal

CalPrivate Bank and its holding company, Private Bancorp of America, announced on March 22 that it has named Brett Lawrence to its board of directors.

Lawrence recently took a job as senior vice president for investments with real estate developer Rancho Mission Viejo Co. He was previously with WCM Investment Management in Laguna Beach, a $32 billion global, fundamental growth equity strategies fund.

He has served on the boards of the Bank of Manhattan and Plaza Bank, as well as the boards of their holding companies.

He is a resident of San Clemente.

“We are excited to welcome Brett Lawrence to our board. Brett brings a wealth of bank oversight, technical and industry knowledge to our bank,” said Selwyn Isakow, chairman of the board of directors at CalPrivate Bank.

The bank has its headquarters in the University Towne Center neighborhood of San Diego. Shares of the company trade over the counter. Their ticker symbol is PBAM.