Banc of California Names Kauder EVP and CFO

Banc of California Inc., the holding company for Banc of California, appointed Joseph Kauder executive vice president and CFO of the company and the bank, effective July 10. Kauder will succeed Lynn Hopkins, who stepped down from the company in March. Raymond Rindone, the company’s deputy CFO and chief accounting officer, will continue to serve as interim CFO until Kauder joins the company.

“I am thrilled to have Joe join our executive leadership team,” Jared Wolff, chairman, president and CEO of Banc of California, said. “Joe is a proven finance leader who will bring his depth of experience to Banc of California and help us drive results and execute on our strategic initiatives. Like other senior executives at Banc of California, Joe has been where we are going and will be able to help us accelerate execution of our vision.

“I want to thank Raymond Rindone for his significant contributions to the company over the last several months as our interim CFO. He did a terrific job leading our finance team during a time of great uncertainty in banking, and he and Joe are going to be a top-notch leadership team for our finance and accounting group.”

“I am excited to join the talented leadership team at Banc of California,” Kauder said. “Few companies have been able to create so much positive change in such a short period of time. I look forward to contributing to the team, helping the company to deliver excellent results and achieve success for the benefit of its employees, clients, shareholders and communities.”

Kauder has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, including more than 15 years in executive finance positions at Wells Fargo. Most recently, Kauder served as executive vice president and CFO for Wells Fargo’s commercial banking segment, which has more than $200 billion in assets and nearly $10 billion in revenue. Prior to that, Kauder was CFO and chief accounting officer of the wholesale banking segment of Wells Fargo with approximately $900 billion in assets and more than $27 billion in revenue. Kauder’s career at Wells Fargo included other senior leadership roles in finance, including as the enterprise accounting business unit support leader and the director of financial oversight and governance.

Prior to his time at Wells Fargo, Kauder served as senior vice president and director of accounting policy at Wachovia. Kauder began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and also held finance roles at GE Capital. Since his departure from Wells Fargo in 2021, Kauder has been involved with a series of ventures, including a startup blockchain company and as an industry advisor for Armstrong Wolfe.

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