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Pacific Premier Bancorp names senior EVP and CFO

Staff writer | Irvine, Ca., USA | June 6, 2016
Pacific Premier BancorpJune 6, 2016, Irvine, Ca., USA - Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc., the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank, appointed Ronald J. Nicolas, Jr. as senior EVP and CFO of both the company and the bank, effective May 31, 2016.
Mr. Nicolas has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience in the banking sector, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Banc of California, Inc. and its subsidiary, Banc of California, National Association.

From 2012 to April 2016, Mr. Nicolas served in various capacities with Banc of California, Inc., and its subsidiary Banc of California, National Association, and their predecessors, including as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of each institution, and Director of Banc of California’s predecessor bank.

Prior to that, Mr. Nicolas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at each of the following financial institutions: Carrington Holding Company, LLC (2009-2012); Residential Credit Holdings, LLC (2008-2009); Fremont Investment & Loan (2005-2008); and Aames Investment/Financial Corp. (2001-2005).

He earlier served in various capacities with KeyCorp, including Executive Vice President Group Finance of KeyCorp (1998-2001), Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of KeyBank USA, a banking subsidiary of KeyCorp (1994-1998), and Vice President Corporate Treasury (1993-1994).

Mr. Nicolas is a graduate of Canisius College, Buffalo, NY (BS, 1981; MBA, 1989).