Office Hours: Pacific Premier Bank

Sign up for one-on-one meetings with experts in the financial field from Pacific Premier Bank! PPB partners with community based organizations and other stakeholders to strengthen our communities and foster growth. They are bringing their expertise in commercial banking, commercial real estate lending, SBA financing and agribusiness to the members of Kiva Cowork.

If you have questions for your business, sign up for a conversation! This week's Office Hours are hosted by Mike Bieza, Pacific Premier Bank's Senior Commercial Relationship Manager.

About Mike Bieza:
I grew up in Costa Mesa, Ca. and moved to Santa Barbara in 1988 so you may consider me a sun loving So Cal native. After graduating from Long Beach State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance, I entered the field of banking and have chosen to spend my entire professional career in this industry.  The first financial institution I worked for was California Thrift & Loan, which was a consumer finance company.  They offered me an opportunity to move to Santa Barbara in 1988 and I never looked back.  In 1998 I transitioned from consumer lending to commercial lending and have worked with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Mid State Bank / Rabobank and Heritage Oaks Bank which is now Pacific Premier Bank always focusing on the Santa Barbara Market.  I finished my vocational education with a challenging two-year Banking School program known as Pacific Coast Banking School. 

My role is Senior Relationship Manager and I primarily work with business clients and real estate investors.  We provide a variety of credit facilities in order to support growth, purchasing equipment, assisting on ownership transitions and real estate financing.  We also focus on improving cash flow for our clients through electronic transfers of funds and protecting their deposits against fraud.  Working closely with business owners and their management team allows us to tailor lending and deposit services to their specific needs.

Pacific Premier Bank is an $11B community bank with 40 offices in Southern and Central California.  Our office is on the corner of Figueroa and State and we have a bunch of pleasant and intelligent bankers ready to help.  We generally support the business community from Carpinteria to Goleta but are happy to follow our clients to their desired locations.

Mike’s family includes his wife Diane who works at Wood Glen Hall and his two boys Brian 24 and Scott 21 both in college.  For fun Mike enjoys staying active by swimming, running, riding his motorcycle in the dirt, playing golf, camping and working around the yard at his home in Goleta. 


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