Gary Dunn is Vice President and Community Reinvestment Officer for Capital Source Bank, a state-wide financial institution based in Los Angeles, CA. The parent company, Capital Source Inc. (NYSE: CSE), is a commercial bank that provides financial products to middle market businesses. As the bank’s head CRA officer Gary designs, implements, manages and puts into place comprehensive CRA program planning for the bank’s state-wide presence including formulation of polices and procedures that best serve the credit needs of the company’s assessment areas. Mr. Dunn is a recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration 2011 Financial Services Champion of the Year award and serves as an active board member of various affordable housing, financial advocacy and community development organizations across the state. Gary resides in Gilroy, CA.
Abdi Ahmed is the founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of NetServe Systems, Inc. An Irvine, CA-based award-winning one-stop integrated technology solutions provider focusing on software engineering, technical staff augmentation and proactive managing and monitoring of critical network services and infrastructure support devices. Under his leadership, NetServe won the following coveted awards: Supplier of the Year 2010 by Southern California Business Development Council as nominated by Honda Small Business of the Year 2006 by California Small Business Association Business of the Year 2008 by Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce African American Business of the Year 2007 by Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce 11 Congressional Awards and Cartifactes for Entrepreneurial Spirit and for Community Services Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by Orange County Business Journal 2008 runner-up. Prior to founding NetServe, Mr.Ahmed worked for Apple Computers as a software engineer for 7 years where he participated in developing key features of the Macintosh. Mr.Ahmed has been a member of the 100 BMOC since 1998 and has served as the Secretary of the Board since 2002. Additionally, Mr.Ahmed is adjunct professor of Computer Science at Chapman University and Santa Ana College. He holds a BS and MS in Software Engineering.
Michael Ocasio is President & CEO of Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. An economic developer for more than sixteen years and former senior commercial banking executive, Mike also serves as president of The Association of Financial Development Corporations, the state-wide industry trade association which represents the FDC organizations. Mike’s civic involvement includes service as Board Treasurer/Director of Family Services Association, a large non-profit social services agency in the Inland Empire and vice chairman of its subsidiary, Aspire Community Housing Development Organization. Mr. Ocasio is also chapter president of Inland Empire Risk Management Association and secretary/director of the statewide, California Small Business Association (CSBA) and past Commissioner with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Commission on Recruitment, Retention and Diversity. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Carbondale, Mike has achieved certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council and is a local resident of the City of Redlands, CA
Milton Flores is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Sunwest Bank. Sunwest Bank was founded in 1970 and is the oldest Bank founded and Headquartered in Orange County. The Bank has thirteen branch offices located throughout California and Arizona with total assets of $617 Million. Mr. Flores has over 20 years of extensive experience in banking, mortgage and real estate accounting and financial management. Prior to Sunwest Bank, Mr. Flores has held senior level management positions at both publicly and private companies. Mr. Flores is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles.
Alex Arjonilla is a seasoned, executive banking veteran having started his career with Union Bank (South Bay/Torrance/Los Angeles) in 1979 including subsequent assignments as a senior banking officer with several major banks in California. Alex currently oversees and manages a team of relationship managers and the commercial real estate lending unit as Center Manager for Citizens Business Bank – Orange, CA. Alex is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and holds multiple degrees with B.A./Spanish and B.S./Business Administration from Long Beach State University including a graduate M.B.A./International Business from
California State University, Los Angeles.
Mike Karr is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Pacific Premier Bank, a position he has held since 2006. Mr. Karr oversees the Bank’s credit functions and has responsibility for all lending and portfolio operations. He is the Chairman of the Bank’s Credit Committee and the Credit and Investment Review Committee. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Karr worked for Fremont Investment & Loan for several years in charge of its commercial real estate asset management department. Mike obtained his B.A. degree in Economics and Government, cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College and Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.
David Park is senior vice president and group manager responsible for City National Bank’s Business Banking and Small Business Administration (SBA) departments. He oversees a team of bankers responsible for the Business Banking segment and SBA, which includes directing the delivery of a full range of financial products and services to small and mid-sized businesses in California, Nevada and New York. Mr. Park also co-chairs City National’s Asian-American Caucus, which is focused on expanding the bank’s market share in that segment.
Before being appointed to his current position in 2013, Mr. Park was senior vice president and SBA department manager and led a group of credit officers and sales officers who oversaw more than $165 million in SBA loan production annually. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the bank’s SBA sales manager. He joined City National in 2006 as an SBA loan officer. During the next two years, he produced more than $80 million in government-guaranteed loans.
Mr. Park is a member of the board of directors of the Asian Business Association of Orange County and the Small Business Financial Development Corporation of Orange County. Mr. Park earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in management from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.B.A, with an emphasis in finance, from the University of Southern California. He also is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.