Nathan Rogge, President & CEO of First Pacific Bank, was acknowledged as one of the TOP BANK Finance Visionaries by L.A. Time B2B magazine. (3-24-2024)

In the complex world of banking and finance, the right commercial banker or a trusted advisor is an invaluable asset. More than providing services and advice, these individuals – and the institutions they represent – can genuinely prepare your organization for the next level of growth and beyond.
Here, we present a select group of visionaries for 2024, each an expert who has demonstrated continued success and achieved numerous accomplishments in the last 24 months—whether that’s implementing an infusion of cash, serving as a steward to the CFO, or finding the best ways to invest. In addition to shedding light on the right fiscal path, many also serve as pillars in their communities.

Nathan Rogge serves as president and CEO of First Pacific Bank, leveraging 32 years of industry experience to rejuvenate the institution. Within two years, he revitalized operations, expanded the branch network, and refocused on small- and medium-sized businesses in Southern California. Notable achievements include merging Friendly Hills Bank Payroll with Payroll Ready and rebranding to First Pacific Bank, raising over $17 million in capital amidst market challenges. His leadership history includes growing the Bank of Southern California through acquisitions and expanding from $38 million to $1.7 billion in assets. Rogge’s career began at Wells Fargo Bank, followed by roles at regional banks like First National Bank of San Diego and First Republic Bank. Recognized as one of Southern California’s youngest bank CEOs, he received the CEO of the Year Award from the San Diego Business Journal and was named Most Admired CEO.
Contact Marie Crivello to learn how FPB can help with your business banking needs. Her email, and her phone number is 760-473-7308.