K. Brian Horton, President and Director
Mr. Horton brings more than 27 years of commercial banking experience in Southern California to 1st Enterprise Bank. He began his commercial banking career at First Interstate Bank in 1983, working in the Corporate Banking Group in the downtown Los Angeles headquarters office until 1985, and in the Orange County/Long Beach regional office from 1985 to 1988.
He joined 1st Business Bank in 1988 and served in a wide range of executive positions through its acquisition by Mellon 1st Business Bank, beginning as Assistant Vice President/Relationship Manager for the Orange County regional office from 1988 to 1990, then as Vice President from 1990 to 1997. At that time, Mr. Horton was appointed Regional Vice President for the Orange County regional office, and served in that position until 2003, when he became Executive Vice President and served on its Executive Management Committee, Senior Management Committee and Credit Policy Committee.
Immediately prior to joining 1st Enterprise Bank as part of its founding executive team in May 2005, he served as Mellon 1st Business Bank Division President, with oversight responsibility for the Bank’s Orange County, South Bay, and Inland Empire regional offices.
Mr. Horton is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Goodwill Industries of Orange County.
"There has never been a bank with a group like this," he said recently, "that has so many years of experience and a common vision of what ‘quality’ means. Our customers want a banker who will understand their business and that’s what each of us does at 1st Enterprise. We take a very personal interest in every customer, because, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about: personal relationships."
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