SOURCE: Plaza Bank

October 15, 2015 16:14 ET

Plaza Bank Hires Gino Cozzolino as Vice President, Branch Manager for El Segundo Location

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2015) - Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZZ) is pleased to announce it has hired Gino Cozzolino as Vice President, Branch Manager for its El Segundo location. A lifelong resident of Los Angeles' South Bay area, Mr. Cozzolino has held various banking positions over the past five years, most recently advancing to Assistant Branch Manager at U.S. Bank in Gardena.

Mr. Cozzolino has extensive experience serving clients ranging from high-net worth individuals to small businesses. He has leveraged his vast knowledge of financial products and services, along with a high degree of personal service, to maintain long-lasting client relationships throughout his career.

"Gino has proven to be one of the area's top performing banking professionals, demonstrated by his rapid career growth," said Gene Galloway, President and CEO of the Bank. "His energy, work ethic, and commitment to client service will be invaluable as he leads the El Segundo team in furthering Plaza Bank's reputation as a premier community bank."

After serving as Assistant Manager at retailer Jos. A. Bank from 2007-2010, Mr. Cozzolino joined U.S. Bank -- the nation's fifth-largest bank -- as Senior Banker and was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager the following year.

With his strong ties to the area, Mr. Cozzolino attended El Camino College, where he majored in Business Management and Finance. He has also since earned his Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 6 and Series 63 certifications. Mr. Cozzolino currently resides in Hawthorne and counts the outdoors, traveling, and real estate investing among his interests.

Added Plaza Bank Executive Vice President, Kevin Campbell, "We're excited to have local Lawndale High School alum who grew up in our region and has many personal connections to the community."

About Plaza Bank
Plaza Bank is full service community bank serving the business and professional communities in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bank is committed to meeting the financial needs of small to middle market businesses and professional firms with loans for working capital, equipment and owner-occupied commercial real estate financing and a full array of cash management services. Our bankers are experienced, professional and knowledgeable. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Gene Galloway
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (702) 277-2221 or (949) 502-4309
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    Erich Bollinger
    Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
    (949) 225-3704
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