Francesca C. Castagnola is Senior Vice President and Manager for Torrey Pines Bank's Symphony Towers office. She is a founding officer of the Bank, having been asked to join in the organization phase in 2003.
Ms. Castagnola's career in banking spans nearly 20 years. Prior to joining Torrey Pines Bank, Ms. Castagnola has held banking management positions with small and large financial institutions in the San Diego market. Ms. Castagnola is the consummate banking professional, having seen most aspects of the industry and has committed herself to a career in banking and the people she works with. Ms. Castagnola considers herself a Relationship Banker.
In 2009 Francesca was promoted to Senior Vice President and was also asked to step up into the role of team leader for the bank's Non-Profit professional banking group. The team of professionals provides guidance and advice to non-profit organizations, foundations, municipalities and universities and colleges on a variety of matters including pricing, tax credits, and FDIC insurance options.
In 2009 Francesca was also recognized by Torrey Pines Bank and the YMCA as a recipient of the TWIN award, a national program which recognizes leading women in business. In addition to her banking career, Ms. Castagnola is actively involved in the education and social lives of her two growing children and serves on the Board of the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation. Ms. Castagnola is a native San Diegan and an alumnus of The University of San Diego.