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Pacific Premier Bancorp appoints EVP and CFO

Staff writer | Irvine, Ca., USA | June 1, 2015
Pacific Premier BancorpPacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. announced that E. Allen Nicholson has been appointed EVP and CFO of both Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, effective June 22, 2015.
Mr. Nicholson started his career as a certified public accountant and auditor with Coopers & Lybrand LLP.

Mr. Nicholson subsequently served in various finance roles at Mellon Financial and its successor, BNY Mellon, in functional areas such as commercial banking, private banking, mortgage banking, wealth management, insurance services (life company, commercial agency, consumer agency) and brokerage services.

Mr. Nicholson concluded his career at BNY Mellon as the Chief Financial Officer of Mellon 1st Business Bank, and as the Chief Financial Officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management's National Banking Business Line.

In mid-2008, following the sale of Mellon 1st Business Bank to U.S. Bank Corp., Mr. Nicholson joined then two-year-old 1st Enterprise Bank as its Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Nicholson departed in late 2014 in connection with its acquisition by CU Bancorp.

He most recently has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Enterprise Bank.

Mr. Nicholson received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Dayton and his MBA from Virginia Tech.

He will succeed Kent J. Smith, who has served as Chief Financial Officer of both companies since September 2009.