Nov. 12, 2010 (Business Wire) -- Golden Pacific Bancorp announced today that Mr. Shami Patel has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Golden Pacific Bancorp as well as Golden Pacific Bank and Gold Country Bank.
Mr. Patel is a private investor in the financial services sector. He is a current member of the Board at Duke University Law School, as well as a member of the Board of the Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek, CA.
Previously, Mr. Patel served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Alesco Financial, a mortgage real estate investment trust with over $15 billion in assets. Mr. Patel also served as the managing director of Cohen and Company, where he managed $11 billion in bank and insurance company investments.
"Mr. Patel brings an incredible amount of experience to our Board of Directors. His background in various facets of banking and financial services brings added depth to the already broad base of our Board's expertise," said Frank Washington, Chairman of the Board for Golden Pacific Bancorp.
Mr. Patel received his education at Trinity University, as well as his MBA and JD with honors from Duke University.
About Golden Pacific Bancorp
Golden Pacific Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Sacramento, CA. Golden Pacific Bank is a division of Gold Country Bank and is wholly owned by Golden Pacific Bancorp. Gold Country Bank operates 6 branches in Yuba, Sutter, Butte, and Sacramento counties and has a 24 year history of community banking in Northern California.
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