Pasadena, Calif. – Community Bank has recently opened a second office of its division CH Cook & Co. to provide banking services in the San Gabriel Valley. The first location opened in 2014 and focuses on the West Los Angeles market. Due to the success of CH Cook & Co., Community Bank has decided to expand that brand into new markets where there is a similar need for customized banking solutions.
The San Gabriel team is led by industry veteran Eric Karasawa, SVP Regional Vice President, who has more than 30 years of banking experience in Southern California. Eric is joined by Jackson Sy, FVP Senior Relationship Manager, and Kenneth Ota, VP Senior Relationship Manager, who also have extensive banking expertise in this niche market.
“We chose to join Community Bank’s CH Cook & Co. division based on the reputation as a stable bank with more than 70 years in business. Plus, the commitment to relationship banking and the right product mix for this market means we will be able to provide our long term clients with customized banking solutions for their unique needs,” said Eric Karasawa, SVP, Regional Vice President.
David R. Misch, Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank, said “Community Bank is headquartered in Pasadena and has a long term commitment to providing excellent service for our San Gabriel Valley clients. It made sense for us to open a second location of CH Cook & Co. to better serve this market.”