Ash Patel serves as President and CEO of CBC. With over 20 years of experience serving in the banking industry, Ash has evolved from a banker with an entrepreneurial drive to a seasoned CEO focused on inspiring his team and clients to achieve their dreams. Ash leads by example and invests in building relationships and cutting-edge technology to enhance the client experience.

Ash invests in human capital through the “PJ2B” (Purposeful Journal to a Billion) initiative. This initiative has led to an inspired CBC team, tailored client experience and the successful turnaround of CBC, which is fast becoming a privately held billion-dollar bank.

Under Ash’s leadership CBC has shown significant growth from around $200 million in assets in 2013, to approximately $825 million as of June 30, 2017. This growth was accomplished both organically and through the acquisition of National Bank of California.

Ash and the team at CBC endeavor to build a bank that does not exist today with a focus on offering customers a high touch experience combined with high technology solutions. He has been at the forefront of the critical industry conversations surrounding FinTech and how traditional banking organizations need to evolve to embrace new technology.

In line with Ash’s personal mission to empower people to achieve their dreams, he is also founder of Siksha Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides education through building schools for under privileged children in India and Africa.