Bank of Marin Bancorp Announces James S. Kimball as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
NOVATO, CA – September 20, 2017 – Bank of Marin Bancorp (“Bancorp” or “BMRC”) (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin (the “Bank”), announced today that James S. Kimball will be joining the Bank as an executive vice president in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, effective October 16, 2017. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Kimball will have responsibility for the management of the Bank’s lines of business, including Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Wealth Management & Trust and Marketing.
“The addition of Jim as our new Chief Operating Officer positions us well to manage the accelerated growth of the Bank as we prepare for our pending acquisition of Bank of Napa and the expansion of our presence across the Bay Area,” said Russell A. Colombo, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Jim has spent the majority of his career working in the same geographic footprint as Bank of Marin and has a proven track record for building and managing high performing middle market commercial banking teams. He also founded the wine industry specialty practice at Wells Fargo and will be valuable in helping us expand our winery relationships. We believe his experience and skill set is ideally suited to help Bank of Marin execute on our strategic growth initiatives and continue enhancing the value of our franchise.”
Mr. Kimball has more than 28 years of commercial banking experience and joins Bank of Marin from Wells Fargo Bank, where he served as Senior Vice President and Region Head for the North Coast Regional Commercial Banking Office and Wine Industry Specialty Group. During his nine years at Wells Fargo, among other accomplishments, Mr. Kimball founded the wine industry specialty practice, which assisted Wells Fargo in becoming one of the largest commercial lenders in the wine industry. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mr. Kimball served as Regional President of Northern California and Nevada for Wachovia Bank. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kimball spent more than 20 years with Bank of America, ending his tenure as the Regional Manager responsible for the commercial banking segment in five Bay Area markets.
Mr. Kimball earned his MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Sacramento. Mr. Kimball has been involved in a number of community organizations including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, North Bay World Trade Association, Petaluma Educational Foundation and North Bay Leadership Council.