• We build long termrelationships.

    Using our expertise and networks to help businesses
    grow, we are a trusted partner and resource for our clients.

  • We are highlyresponsive.

    Our structure allows us to move quickly and thoughtfully
    to ensure your needs are addressed in a timely fashion.

  • We develop smartsolutions.

    We help lead our clients to the next level by listening and learning.
    Our expertise, along with our ability to think creatively and
    , will help move your business forward.

  • We aredifferent.

    We are a business bank dedicated to helping businesses
    and their principals achieve their financial goals.

  • We give back to ourcommunities.

    We are dedicated to making a difference where
    we work and live.

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We help businesses succeed by providing access.

Our employees and senior management are available to help your business succeed.

We want to know your business
and help you succeed.

As of September 30, 2015 we had $3.1 billion
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Funding when you need it.

Our customers know they can depend on Pacific Western Bank for business financing and commercial real estate financing. Whether you need bridge or construction financing, are purchasing new equipment or looking for working capital, a line of credit or a term loan, our streamlined credit approval process gives you quick and efficient options for your funding needs.

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do for you.

Lending tailored to the needs of your business and industry.

In addition to traditional business and commercial real estate lending, Pacific Western Bank provides specialty lending to a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology, education and many others. 

Our clients rely on us for deals that involve complicated structures, tight deadlines or industry expertise, including financing private equity sponsored acquisitions.

By joining forces with CapitalSource, Pacific Western Bank now offers an even wider range of lending solutions to help small businesses and middle-market companies succeed.  Learn more about CapitalSource by visiting www.capitalsource.com

We look forward to discussing your needs and working with you to finance your business.

A breadth of services for a wide variety of businesses.

We also provide deposit services to various industries that have specialized needs for cash management.

Please let us know how we can help.

Deposit Services

We provide a complete array of deposit accounts for businesses, from operating accounts and payroll, to money market and time deposit accounts. Manage your accounts easily online with VIPbanker.

Cash Management Services

We understand the challenges of managing multiple accounts and have developed a full suite of cash management tools that will allow you to optimize cash flow, minimize borrowing costs, improve internal audit controls and enhance the operating efficiency of your company.

Specialty Deposit Services

From online dues payments to remittance processing to expanded FDIC coverage, we offer specialized deposit products and services tailored to property managers/HOA, educational institutions and other industries that seek the most updated technology for their business.

Access with a
personal touch.

Pacific Western Bank is interested in you and it shows.

For over 30 years, our employees have been providing personalized service and banking solutions to people in the communities we serve.

Please let us know how we can help.

Pacific Western Bank is interested in you and it shows.

For over 30 years, our employees have been providing personalized service and banking solutions to people in the communities we serve.

Please let us know how we can help.


We offer a wide range of deposit and savings options and will help you choose the ones that are right for you.

With 24/7 online access, a convenient branch system and a nationwide network of surcharge-free ATMs, you'll be able to manage your personal finances how you want and when you want.


We understand your desire to make the best decisions when it comes to personal financial matters. We have the knowledge and resources to move quickly and thoughtfully.

We will help you obtain the financing you need to keep your life moving forward.

A bank that feels like a trusted advisor.

We are not like other banks. At Pacific Western Bank, relationship banking is not the exception, but the rule. For more than 30 years, we have helped growing and established companies succeed by listening, asking thoughtful questions, then responding with a tailored approach.

Pacific Western Bank is a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with over $21 billion in assets. Pacific Western provides commercial banking services, including real estate, construction, and commercial loans, to small and medium-sized businesses through 80 full-service branches in California. Its CapitalSource division delivers cash flow, asset-based, equipment and real estate loans, as well as treasury management services to middle market businesses on a national basis. The Square 1 Bank division, headquartered at Pacific Western's branch in Durham, North Carolina, offers a comprehensive suite of financial services focused on entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors nationally. 

Pacific Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW).

Stronger together.

Our employees and executives are available to our clients as a resource, about banking and about business, to meet their needs and exceed their expectations.

Meet our Executive Client Team:

  • Matthew P. Wagner

    Chief Executive Officer & President mwagner@pacificwesternbank.com

    Matthew P. Wagner is Chief Executive Officer and President of Pacific Western Bank. He is also the CEO of PacWest Bancorp, the holding company for Pacific Western Bank. Prior to joining PacWest in 2000, Mr. Wagner was President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Bancorp from 1996 until 1999, when Western Bancorp was acquired by U.S. Bancorp. Prior to joining Western Bancorp in 1996, Mr. Wagner served as an executive vice president with U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from 1990 to 1996, and as a senior vice president from 1985 to 1990.

  • Michael J. Perdue

    President, San Diego and Desert Regions (619) 235-1210 mperdue@pacificwesternbank.com

    Michael J. Perdue is President of the San Diego and Desert Regions of Pacific Western Bank. Prior to joining the Company in October 2006, Mr. Perdue was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Community Bancorp Inc. from December 2003 to October 2006, and Chief Operating Officer from July 2003 until December 2003. Prior thereto, he was Executive Vice President of Entrepreneurial Corporate Group and President of its subsidiary, Entrepreneurial Capital Corporation. Mr. Perdue joined Pacific Western Bank when Community Bancorp was acquired by PacWest Bancorp in October 2006.

  • Joe Cecala

    President, Los Angeles and Northern California Regions (310) 887-8535 jcecala@pacificwesternbank.com

    Joe Cecala is President of the Los Angeles and Northern California Regions of Pacific Western Bank.  Prior to joining Pacific Western Bank in May of 2006, Mr. Cecala was Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Foothill Independent Bank from January 2003 to May 2006, and Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer from March 2001 to January 2003.  Prior to being appointed Chief Credit Officer, Mr. Cecala was Regional Vice President, with responsibility for sales and credit management.  Mr. Cecala joined Foothill Independent Bank in October, 1992 and began his banking career in 1978.  

  • Lynda J. Nahra

    President, Central Coast Region (805) 804-1606 lnahra@pacificwesternbank.com

    Lynda Nahra is President of the Central Coast Region of Pacific Western Bank. Prior to joining the Bank in August 2011, Ms. Nahra was President, CEO and a director of Community West Bancshares in Goleta, California from February 2004 to July 2011. Ms. Nahra also served as President, CEO and a director of Community West Bank (formerly Goleta National Bank), a subsidiary of Community West Bancshares from February 2004 until July 2011. She had been with Community West Bank since 1997. Her banking career began in 1970 with Bank of America and her banking experience has included management positions in operations, consumer and commercial lending, sales, private banking and corporate banking.

  • Michael W. Schirm

    President, Eastern Region (714) 674-5361 mschirm@pacificwesternbank.com

    Michael W. Schirm is President of the Eastern Region of Pacific Western Bank.  Mr. Schirm joined Pacific Western Bank with PacWest Bancorp's acquisition of First Community Bank of the Desert in January 2002, where Mr. Schirm had been Senior Vice President, Regional Manager.  In July 2002, Mr. Schirm was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Senior Credit Administrator of the Bank until his recent appointment as President of the Eastern Region in October 2013.  Mr. Schirm has been in Commercial Banking since 1980 when he joined Union Bank.  Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Mr. Schirm was Vice President, Regional Manager for First Security Bank for seven years, which was subsequently acquired by Wells Fargo Bank.

We are a community


Supporting Local Communities

Through a robust community development program, Pacific Western Bank and its subsidiaries have a long-standing history of supporting local communities. We are actively working to improve the well-being of communities throughout California by committing financial and human resources. Learn more here.

Building thebest team in the business.

We're always looking for great people. If you'd like to join us, we invite you to review our current career opportunities. We offer competitive wage and benefit packages and are an equal opportunity employer.

PacWest Bancorp and its affiliates are fully committed to the principle of equal opportunity and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, status as a protected veteran, or disability.
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Pacific Western Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp.

To learn more about PacWest Bancorp, please visit pacwestbancorp.com

Online Banking

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Take more control of your accounts with VIPbanker™.  Our online banking program provides you with convenient and secure access to your account activity and information. 

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We offer a variety of online services that are designed to save you time and money in a safe and secure environment.

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Safely exchange confidential email with us using Secure Mail.  Easy to use, Secure Mail helps to protect your confidential information from prying eyes that might be prowling the Internet.

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You can exchange confidential email with Pacific Western Bank using Secure Mail.

Secure Mail encrypts email between us to protect your private information from prying eyes.

By logging in via Secure Mail, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use, Online Security and other provisions applicable to the websites of Pacific Western Bank, as they may be modified from time to time.

Pacific Western Bank has partnered with Zixcorp for superior email privacy.


RECEIVE MAIL:   When we send you email that contains confidential information, such as social security numbers, account numbers, financial statements or transaction details, the message is encrypted and sent to our Secure Mail Message Center for you to retrieve. Retrieving email is simple.

1. When we send Secure Mail, you will receive an email alert telling you that you have received private email from us.

2. Follow the link and input your email address and password. First time users can establish a password here in a few easy steps by following the prompts. The password you establish can be used to exchange all future confidential email with us.

3. Receive and reply to email direct from the Secure Mail Message Center, or save email and attachments to your computer.

SEND MAIL: Follow these easy instructions to send confidential email to any email address at Pacific Western Bank.

1. Use the arrow above to open the login screen.

2. Enter your email address and password. First time users can establish a password by clicking on the First Time User link. The password you establish can be used to exchange all future confidential email with us.

3. When you are logged in, click on the Compose tab to create mail.

Questions: Please contact us at (800) 350-3557 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with any questions about Secure Mail.

Dues Payments

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To make your dues payment online, your association must be enrolled in this service.

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Our Dues Payment feature, specifically designed for associations and property management companies, allows homeowners and members the flexibility and convenience of paying dues online using their debit card, major credit card or electronic check.  All payments are deposited directly into your association’s bank accounts and our comprehensive reports are formatted to upload directly to your accounting software.

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