Rick Sowers
President & CEO
CalPrivate Bank


Rick L. Sowers serves as President and CEO of CalPrivate Bank. He is a Southern California native and 1995 graduate of UCSD. He applied his BS in Economics first with Accenture Consulting in Los Angeles then joining CAST Management Consultants, where he spent a decade as a VP/ Associate Partner. He specialized in creating bank efficiencies, profitability and optimizing customer focus and experience. In 2008, Rick joined Bank of Manhattan / Manhattan Bancorp as EVP & Chief Banking Officer. He became President of the Bank prior to its merger with Plaza Bank – Irvine in 2015. There Rick held positions starting from EVP & Chief Strategy Officer to Chief Operating Officer. He served as the Bank’s President until Plaza Bank was successfully sold in 2017.

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