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Opus Bank appoints Richard Thomas to board

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Staff Writer | Irvine, Ca., USA | September 1, 2017
Opus BankSeptember 1, 2017, Irvine, Ca., USA - Opus Bank, a commercial bank, announced that Richard Thomas has been appointed to Opus’ board of directors.
Mr. Thomas will serve as the Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee and as a member of the Board’s Executive and Compensation Committees.

Mr. Thomas’ professional career spans over 35 years within the financial services and accounting and audit industries.

He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CVB Financial Corp. and its principal subsidiary, Citizens Business Bank, from 2010 to 2016.

From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Thomas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Community Bank in Pasadena, where he developed a risk-based audit program and oversaw internal audits, including the documentation and testing of internal controls, in operations, regulatory compliance and credit reviews.

Prior to Community Bank, Mr. Thomas was an audit partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP for 22 years leading teams in auditing financial statements and internal controls certifications, consulting in accounting, regulatory compliance, cost reduction strategies, and public filings, including registration statements, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Accountancy from Western Illinois University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California State Society of CPA’s.