Executive Management Team
Brian E. Argrett, a Director since 2011, is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank and a member of the Executive Committee. Formerly Mr. Argrett was founder and managing partner of both Fulcrum Capital Group, an investment manager, and Fulcrum Capital Partners, L.P., a traditional, institutionally-backed private equity limited partnership. He also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Fulcrum Venture Capital Corporation, a federally licensed and regulated Small Business Investment Company. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Argrett was an attorney with the real estate law firm of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in Los Angeles. Mr. Argrett has served as chair, been a member, or held observer rights on numerous Fulcrum portfolio company boards, as well as served on the boards of First Federal Financial Corporation, First Federal Bank of California and Family Savings Bank, a community bank serving central Los Angeles. Mr. Argrett has held leadership positions at the National Association of Investment Companies and the National Conference for Community and Justice and has been an elder at the Knox Presbyterian Church. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Community Development Bankers Association and is a member of the Community Bankers Council of the American Bankers Association. Mr. Argrett holds a J.D. and an M.B.A from the University of California, Berkley, and a bachelor’s degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Kimberly J. Levine, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, joined the bank in January 2006 with almost 30 years of banking and consulting experience. Most recently, she served as a Principal Consultant with Watkins Consulting, Inc. providing consulting, litigation support and forensic accounting services in the commercial and mortgage banking and financial services fields. Formerly, she served for 10 years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Adams National Bank/Abigail Adams National Bancorp, Inc. as well as in other financial positions with local area banks. Ms. Levine, a native of Washington, DC, is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Certified Public Accountant.
William Frazier, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, With over 25 years of banking experience including lending and credit roles, William leads all the bank's commercial and real estate lending efforts. He joined CFB in 2013 after 17 years at Wells Fargo, having most recently served as National Director of Originations for Wells Fargo's Specialty Finance Group. William is a native of Reston, Virginia, and began his career at Citizens and Southern National Bank in Atlanta, before returning to the Washington area to join Crestar Bank. William holds a degree in finance from the University of Virginia.
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