In this role, Simmons will be responsible for managing the bank's asset quality and lending portfolio to ensure it continues to meet the organization's goals.
Prior to joining Sunwest Bank, Simmons held leadership roles with Citigroup, GE Capital, Apollo Real Estate Advisors and Zions Bancorporation. Simmons also served as Chief Credit Officer for two publicly held banks, Banc of California, and most recently, with Silvergate Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business.
In a press release, Sunwest Bank President Carson Lappetito stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Paul Simmons to the Sunwest team. Paul's impressive background and industry expertise in lending, investment, private equity and risk management will allow us to continue to enhance our clients' experience and further establish our strong position in the industry."
Simmons said, "Sunwest Bank provides leading banking products and solutions to meet the needs of the entrepreneurs' businesses and communities we support. I'm thrilled to be joining the Sunwest team and look forward to adding to their excellent reputation."