Bank of Napa was opened on August 14, 2006, by local business leaders with long term ties to the Napa Valley. Their desire was to create a bank that was built "for and by" the people of Napa, with a goal of providing a level of service that is superior to that found at other financial institutions.
We are a bank of Napa, not just a bank that happens to be in Napa. This means we were founded by local investors, managed by a local board, and operated by local banking executives with decades of experience. It also means that we are built with local deposits, and we make loans to local families and businesses.
At the big banks, you get an account number, a monthly statement, and a toll free number for customer service. At Bank of Napa, find out what it’s like to work with a friend and neighbor who has the experience and authority to help you.
Anthony “Tony” Torres
Mr. Torres is a 2nd generation Napa Valley native residing in St. Helena. He received his BA in Business Administration from California State University Chico in 1982. Upon graduation he began his career working for his family’s business, Sutter Home Winery, now known as Trinchero Family Estates. During his 28 years with the winery he has served as the winery’s Controller, Vice President of Administration and is currently a Principal and Senior Vice President of Administration. Mr. Torres has been active with affordable housing issues since 1998, currently serving as the President of the Board of Napa Valley Community Housing, a non-profit developer and builder of affordable housing for the residents of Napa County.
A resident of Calistoga, Mr. Anderson received his BA and MBA specializing in management from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Upon graduation, he spent 30 years in various manufacturing management positions. Mr. Anderson's most recent position was Executive VP of Manufacturing and Purchasing and board member of Valassis Communications. Mr. Anderson managed a budget of $450 million and oversaw five manufacturing divisions and 1500 employees for Valassis. In addition to sitting on the board, Mr. Anderson was also a Director for Save.com and IDS, totally owned subsidiaries of Valassis, and Magic Market.
Mr. Bennett, who has lived in Napa since 1986, attended UCLA and UCSC where he studied Modern Society and Social Thought. He then attended SFSU and CSUH where he studied Accounting. Mr. Bennett is currently a Partner and CPA with G & J Seiberlich and Co LLP, where he manages the Napa office. Mr. Bennett, serves on the boards of Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, "If Given A Chance," and Napa Sunrise Rotary where he is the former President. He is a member of the Financial Oversight Committee for Measure A, and has served as Treasurer for "If Given A Chance," Napa Valley Unified Education Foundation, Leadership Napa Valley, Napa Youth Soccer League and the Boy Scouts.
Mr. Gerlomes is a graduate of Sacramento State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He began his business career at American Savings and Loan where he served as a financial analyst, worked as a loan supervisor at World Savings and Loan and concluded his career in financial services working as a Vice President and Manager for Napa Valley Bank. In 2011, Mr. Gerlomes sold his interest in Napa Printing & Graphics and On Demand, LLC where he served as President and Founder for over 16 years. He is also a co-founder of Performance Health Systems. PHS, a health science company founded in Napa in 2003, developed Biodensity strength training and recently moved its headquarters to Chicago. Mr. Gerlomes served as Chairman of the Board for The Napa Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Tulocay Cemetery and Mortuary Association.
Receiving her BA from UC Davis and MA in Communication Studies from CSU Sacramento, Ms. Lucier went on to a 25 year career with Wells Fargo & Co. departing as an Executive Vice President, managing their Southwest Region which included the states of Arizona and Nevada. She next became a principal with Stiglich Lucier & Co, a management consulting firm providing services to CEO’s and Executive Management teams in the financial services industry. Ms. Lucier has served as Director for the Franchise Finance Corporation of America as well as several nonprofit organizations. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Napa Valley College Foundation as well as a member of the adjunct faculty of NVC teaching Communication Studies. Additionally, Ms. Lucier is engaged in Communication based consulting work within the public and private sector.
Ms. Solomon partnering with her husband opened the small landscaping maintenance company UpValley Landscape in 2000 following in 2005 with the purchase of Coast Landscape Management Company and subsequent merger of UpValley Landscape. Under her leadership as the Chief Executive Officer, acting Chief Financial Officer and partner, Coast LM has grown to 5 northern California offices with over 100 employees. She is also an active partner of Turfs Up Group, LLC with investments in commercial properties. Ms. Solomon served as the caretaker at the Archer Taylor Preserve on behalf of the Land Trust of Napa County from 2003-2007 and is currently a permanent Preserve Board Member. As a mother of 3, she is also an active volunteer at Browns Valley Elementary, Harvest Middle and New Tech High School.
Malcolm A. Mackenzie, Chairman of the Board of Directors
The Managing Partner of Coombs And Dunlap, LLP, a local law firm he joined in 1970, Mr. Mackenzie graduated from Stanford University and the University of California, Boalt Hall, School of Law. He has lived and practiced law in the community for 34 years, and has served as President of the Napa Co. Bar Association and of the North Bay Chapter of the Inns of Count. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Foundation of the Diocese of Northern California.
Mr. Orndorf received his BA from Middlebury College in Vermont and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His career at Kaiser Steel and Napa Pipe Company spanned 36 years with his last assignment that of Assistant General Manager & Controller. In addition to serving as a consultant with Napa Valley Redevelopment Partners at the Napa Pipe site Mr. Orndorf is President of the Board of Trustees for the Napa County Board of Education and Chairman of the Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is also past president (2007-2008) and a current member of the Napa Noon Rotary.
Mr. Barlow received his BA from Stanford University. He spent 17 years at Napa Valley Bank, the last 8 as President, CEO and director. He recently retired from Mechanics Bank where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for 21 years. He was responsible for 33 retail banking offices across Northern California.