Stephen H. Gordon is the founding Chairman & CEO of Opus Bank, a community-focused bank, which has committed to provide over $2 billion in capital funding to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders with the vision and ability to drive job growth, promote business expansion, and restore economic health in the Western region. Since Opus Bank's founding in September 2010, Mr. Gordon has grown Opus Bank to 30 banking offices and approximately $2 billion in assets.
He has over 25 years of experience, both as a banker and investment banker, and his career has encompassed the entire financial services lifecycle including raising start-up capital ($460 million dollars in 2010), leading an IPO, as well as buying, selling and successfully growing financial institutions.
He was the founding Chairman & CEO of Commercial Capital Bancorp which he grew into the 5th largest savings institution in California, selling to Washington Mutual in 2006 for $1 billion in an all-cash transaction. Mr. Gordon was an investment banker with Sandler O'Neill in New York, where he was a partner of the firm.