Christopher Grassa is Senior Vice President and Manager of the Bank's office in La Mesa, Ca. Mr. Grassa is one of the Founding Officers at the Bank and cites relationships as the cornerstone of his way of doing business. He's been in commercial banking since 1998 and knows that people are the most important elements in any deal. Mr. Grassa is knowledgeable in several aspects of lending, including Commercial lines and loans, Owner Occupied Real Estate (SBA & Conventional), Commercial Non-Owner Occupied Real Estate, Residential and Commercial Interim Construction loans.
Mr. Grassa serves a niche International Banking market, which includes letters of credit and foreign exchange. As San Diego is so close to the Mexican border and a gateway to Latin America, the scope of Mr. Grassa's expertise is a valuable asset to nurturing international relationships.
Mr. Grassa received his Bachelor's in Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in Economics from San Diego State University.
He is active with the Rotary Club of El Cajon and St. Madeline's Sophie's Center, a community-based organization that he's been associated with for the past six years.
Mr. Grassa believes that being proactive and efficient is critical to success. His personal motto is "Do what you do best and delegate the rest" (Author Unknown).