SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Derek Eisele has been promoted to the position of president of Silvergate Bank, announces Alan Lane, chief executive officer.
Eisele, who has served as vice chairman, executive vice president and chief credit officer since co-founding the Bank in 1996, will continue working closely with Lane to position the bank for future continued growth as a leading San Diego community bank specializing in small business.
"Derek's contributions to Silvergate Bank have been significant and ongoing," said Lane. "The Bank's many accomplishments are due largely to Derek's talent, involvement and passion for excellence in meeting the varied business banking and lending needs of our customers."
As president, Eisele will continue to serve as the Bank's chief credit officer, while assuming a larger role in operations including overseeing the human resources function. As chief credit officer, he oversees all lending functions of the Bank including commercial real estate, multi-family, construction, commercial and industrial, small business and single-family residential.
Eisele played a key role in recapitalizing the Bank in 1996 and has been instrumental in growing it from an institution with $4 million in assets and four employees, to more than $734 million in assets today and 101 employees as of June 30, 2014. Drawing upon his extensive finance and real estate background, Eisele helped steer the Bank away from the real estate loan problems that plagued banks during the recent economic crisis.
Prior to joining Silvergate Bank, Eisele was principal with DSF Management Corp., a real estate investment and management company in the Greater New York City Area. He previously was vice president of Coastal Realty Partners in Houston, Texas, where he managed and disposed of distressed real estate loans and REO properties on behalf of governmental agencies and private investors.
Eisele earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.
About Silvergate Bank
Silvergate Bank is a San Diego-based bank that specializes in meeting the needs of small businesses through a comprehensive offering of lending products and personalized banking services. Silvergate Bank opened in 1988 and is a subsidiary of Silvergate Capital Corporation. Bank branches are located in Carlsbad, Escondido, La Jolla, and La Mesa. Silvergate Bank's headquarters office is located at 4275 Executive Square, Suite 800, La Jolla, CA 92037. The Bank's website is www.silvergatebank.com.
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SOURCE Silvergate Bank