Alex Yamashiro

Alex Yamashiro

Community West Bank has announced the addition of Alex Yamashiro as vice president and commercial lender in the bank’s Goleta Branch.

Yamashiro’s impressive banking career includes experience in corporate finance, marketing and portfolio management.

“Alex’s extensive analytical skills coupled with his ability to develop solid business relationships makes him a valuable asset for the bank and our clients,” said Richard Favor, Community West Bank’s executive vice president and chief credit officer. “We are pleased to welcome him to our experienced lending team.”

Before joining Community West Bank, Yamashiro worked as a corporate banking officer in Arizona where he underwrote construction loans for retail centers, office buildings and multifamily apartments. Before that, he worked in Southern California as a senior credit analyst.

In addition to his banking experience, Yamashiro attended Michigan State University, earning a bachelor of arts degree in marketing. He is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and is looking forward to joining other groups within the community.

Yamashiro can be reached in Goleta at 805.683.4944 or

— Lynnette Coverly is the vice president of marketing for Community West Bank.