EVP/Chief Operating Officer & Interim-Chief Risk OfficerCommunity West Bank
T. Joseph Stronks is Community West Bank’s EVP/Chief Operating Officer and leads the Information Technology, Application Support, Central Operations, and Facilities departments, and has also been serving in the capacity of interim-Chief Risk Officer since October 2018. Before joining the bank, Mr. Stronks served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Operations for Rabobank, N.A. and as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Heritage Oaks Bank prior to its acquisition by Pacific Premier Bank. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, holding a degree in Slavic Languages & Literature and Political Science, and he has earned an MBA in IT Management from Western Governors University. He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and is a Certified Information Security Manager. He also volunteers as a board member of the Science and Engineering Council of Santa Barbara.