President & Chief Operating Officer
Montecito Bank & Trust
George joined Montecito Bank & Trust in July 2016, after over 33 years in the financial services industry. Beginning his banking career with Security Pacific National Bank in Retail and Commercial Banking, George has held various positions at both multi-national and regional financial institutions. Before joining the Bank, he was a Managing Director for MUFG Union Bank, N.A following the sale of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust (SBB&T) where he was President and CEO of Pacific Capital Bancorp (PCBC), a $7 billion in assets community bank holding company that included SBB&T. Prior to 2006, Leis was a managing director, U.S. products head and national practice leader for investments at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. He also served as SVP and Director of the private client services center at Wells Fargo, and as SVP and Manager for Bank of America Private Bank.