Executive Biographies

James Beckwith - President and C.E.O.

James Beckwith

President
Chief Executive Officer
Ph 916.640.1502
jbeckwith@fivestarbank.com

Meet James Beckwith

James Beckwith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Five Star Bank and its holding company, Five Star Bancorp. He came to Five Star Bank in 2003 with more than 20 years of banking experience. Prior to joining Five Star Bank, James served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for National Bank of the Redwoods, in Santa Rosa, California. James graduated from San Francisco State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. James currently serves as a board member for the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce,  KVIE, Valley Vision, and the California Independent Bankers. He is also a current member of the Sacramento State University College of Business Advisory Council. James’ past board service includes LEED and SACTO.

Todd DeVoogdTodd DeVoogd

Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Ph 916.626.5032
tdevoogd@fivestarbank.com

 

Todd DeVoogd joined Five Star Bank in 2013 as its Chief Financial Officer.  He holds an active CPA license and has more than 20 years of community banking experience in the Sacramento area.  Todd held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Stockmans Bank in Elk Grove for nearly ten years until Stockmans was acquired by PremierWest Bank in early 2008.  After the acquisition he served as PremierWest’s Vice President of Treasury Management until joining Five Star Bank in 2013.  Todd is a 2012 graduate of the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking in Seattle, Washington.  Prior to that he earned a BS in Accounting from National University in Sacramento, CA.  Todd is an active volunteer, merit badge counselor, and former Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America’s Greater Yosemite Council.

Mike LeeMichael Lee

Senior Vice President
Chief Regulatory Officer
Ph 916.640.1503
mlee@fivestarbank.com

Meet Mike Lee


Mike Lee joined Five Star Bank in 2005 as its Chief Financial Officer bringing over 14 years of bank regulatory experience with the FDIC. In 2007, Mike transitioned to the position of Chief Credit Officer, where he oversaw all administrative functions related to lending. Beginning in 2010, he was appointed as Chief Regulatory Officer, responsible for developing and managing all compliance, audit and examination programs, including Enterprise-wide Risk Management. In 2009 he graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Bankers Graduate School of Banking in Seattle, Washington. Prior to that he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Midwestern State University in Texas.

Senior Vice President - Chief Credit Officer

Jack Dalton

Senior Vice President
Chief Credit Officer
Ph 916.640.1508
jdalton@fivestarbank.com

 

Jack Dalton joined Five Star Bank in 2011 as a SVP, Chief Credit Officer. Jack has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Before coming to Five Star Bank he was with PremierWest Bank where he worked as Sr. VP/Region Credit Administrator and prior to that, Stockmans Bank where he worked as Sr. VP/Chief Credit Officer. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

President - North Valley Region

Eric Woodstrom

President – North Valley Region
Chief Banking Officer
Ph 530.223.6652
ewoodstrom@fivestarbank.com

Meet Eric Woodstrom

Eric Woodstrom joined Five Star Bank in December of 2006 as the President, Northern Valley Region in Redding California. He brings over 25 years of commercial lending and banking experience to Five Star Bank, the last eight years in Northern California as an executive officer of a Redding based bank. Eric leads Five Star Bank’s expansion into the Northern end of the Sacramento Valley with the opening of a full service banking office during March of 2008 in Redding. He is active in the Redding community through involvement on various citizens committees, Redding East Rotary, youth/amateur sports organizations and Scouting. Eric is a Sacramento area native and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in financial management from California State University, Long Beach.

President - South Valley Region

Jon Blackstad

President
South Valley Region
Ph 916.640.1513
jblackstad@fivestarbank.com

Meet Jon Blackstad

Jon Blackstad joined Five Star Bank in 2009 as the South Valley Region President. He is responsible for the development of business banking relationships throughout the Capital Region. He has more than 17 years of community banking experience working as Chief Operating Officer at Stockmans Bank and, most recently, as Senior Vice President/Regional Administrator at PremierWest Bank which purchased Stockmans in 2008. Jon sits on the Board of Directors at Capital Christian Center, the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University, on the Executive Board of Directors of the Golden Empire Boy Scouts of America  and serving on the Board of the Sacramento Regions Builders Exchange in the position of Treasure. In the past, Jon has served on the Board of Directors for Youth for Christ Ministries, and the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the National Association of Evangelicals. He is also a part of the Committee, the Breathe California Annual Holiday Fundraising Committee, and is an Honorary Board Member of the Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy.

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GREG PATTON

Senior Vice President
Capitol Region Market Manager
Ph 916.851.5449
gpatton@fivestarbank.com

 

Greg Patton joined Five Star Bank in 2013 serving as Senior Vice President and Capital Region Market Manager, with a focus on building banking relationships from downtown to the foothills.  Patton’s banking career dates back to the early 1980’s where starting as a teller after college, he progressed from operations and lending support, to serving in executive management positions in the community banking arena.  With degrees in education and economics as well as a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, Patton can regularly be found sharing money and banking ideas with schools, local service clubs and not-for-profit agencies in the region as educator and guest lecturer.    Greg is a 20 year Rotarian, an active member of many charitable fundraisers and boards, as well as, a founding member and treasurer of the Masters of Giving.

 

Senior Vice President - Commercial and Emerging Business Banking

Michael Rizzo

Senior Vice President
Commercial and Emerging Business Banking
Ph 916.851.5443
mrizzo@fivestarbank.com

Meet Michael Rizzo

Mike has been an integral part of Five Star Bank since 2005 and believes that being a banker is more than providing capital and depository services, but also providing connections to the community. He is the driving force behind Five Star Bank’s emphasis in Emerging Business Banking which focuses on technology, life sciences and clean technology companies.  He also works on project finance, business acquisitions, commercial real estate purchase and construction, as well as, being an active SBA lender.  Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Sacramento and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.  Mike is involved in several groups in the capital region that support the emerging markets including service on the executive board of Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA), as well as, on the Sacramento State Student Alumni Association and the executive board of the Center for Land Based Learning.

Senior Vice President - Business Development Officer

Jason Saslow

Senior Vice President
Business Development Officer
Ph 916.640.1506
jsaslow@fivestarbank.com

Meet Jason Saslow

Jason Saslow joined Five Star Bank in 2003 as a Business Development Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in Marketing and Management in the greater Sacramento area. Jason’s expertise covers all aspects of commercial lending, business banking and deposit relationships. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate University. He is a member of the Association of Commercial Real Estate and serves on the Business Advisory Board at KVIE Public Television. Jason sits on the board of directors of First Tee of Greater Sacramento and is a trustee of the foundation board of directors of UCP of Greater Sacramento and Northern California.

MarcySutcliffe130x200Marcy Sutcliffe

Senior Vice President
Business Development Officer
Ph 530.895.1755
msutcliffe@fivestarbank.com

 

Marcy Sutcliffe joined Five Star Bank in 2012 to lead the development of business banking relationships in the Chico and Butte County Region.  Marcy enjoys working closely with her clients to build long term relationships and develop strategies to meet their needs. She has more than 30 years of banking experience in retail operations, mortgage lending, commercial lending, and management.  She worked for Butte Community Bank for 16 years until they were acquired by Rabobank, N.A. in 2010. Marcy is a 2008 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder Colorado.  Marcy currently serves as a board member for Innovate North State and 3Core.  Marcy’s past board service includes Quota Club, The Boys and Girls Club and Rotary.

 

Jason Hartman

Jason Hartmann

Senior Vice President
Business Development Officer
Ph 916.626.5013
jhartmann@fivestarbank.com

 

Jason joined Five Star Bank in 2013 as a Senior Vice President and has 20 years’ experience specializing in commercial banking and financial services, of which is comprised of 8 years specializing in emerging / growth technology banking in the San Francisco Bay Area and 9 years specializing in commercial and commercial real estate relationship management and client service as well as various strategic and managerial roles in the Bay Area and the Sacramento region.  Jason has had experience working with all industries and business models including software, hardware, service, construction, manufacturing and distribution. Jason represents Five Star Bank in the South Placer marketplace.  He is involved in the Roseville and Rocklin Chambers of Commerce and is a member of the Tournament Committee for Christmas Promise.  Prior to joining Five Star Bank, Jason has worked at American River Bank and River City Bank in the Sacramento region and is committed to the high touch / high service model that is community banking.  Jason is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where he studied macroeconomics and was an officer of the UCSB Rugby Club.

Picture of Dan SozziDAN SOZZI

Senior Vice President
Business Development Officer
Ph 530.722.1575
dsozzi@fivestarbank.com

 

 

Dan Sozzi joined Five Star Bank in February 2013 as a Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer. He has been banking since 1995, primarily working at community banks. He specializes in Agricultural and Commercial banking.  Currently, he is a board member and officer of the Butte Sink Waterfowl Association.  Dan also founded and runs a college prep baseball program that has helped more than 100 young men go on to play college or professional baseball.

Vice President - Credit Administrator

Stephanie Petrakos

Vice President
Credit Administrator
Ph 916.640.1501
spetrakos@fivestarbank.com

Meet Stephanie Petrakos

Stephanie Petrakos joined Five Star Bank in 2006 as a Management Trainee. Since then, she has gained experience in branch operations, loan file maintenance, commercial underwriting, and business development. She is now a Vice President, Credit Administrator, and assists with the administration of the Bank’s loan portfolio. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Marketing and Management from California State University, Sacramento. She is also a graduate of Commercial Lending School hosted by California Bankers Association.

Erica TaylorErica Taylor

Vice President
Communications & Community Relations Director
Ph 916.640.1507
etaylor@fivestarbank.com

Meet Erica Taylor

 

Erica Taylor joined Five Star Bank in 2008 as the Communications Manager. Now, as Vice President, Communications and Community Relations Director, Erica leads the bank’s marketing, advertising, employee communication, and community relations efforts. Prior to joining Five Star Bank, she worked as the Marketing Manager at Capital Public Radio; as the Communications Manager at the Sacramento Children’s Home; and as a broadcast journalist at KVIQ-TV in Eureka, CA and KQMS – Newstalk 1400 in Redding, CA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Broadcast News and a master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento. Erica serves on the executive committee of NextED and is a member of the board of directors of Sacramento Covered, the Los Rios Community College Foundation, Sacramento Unified Education Foundation, and the YMCA of Superior California. She also serves on the Leadership Council of Metro EDGE, the Leadership Sacramento Alumni Committee, and chairs the SRBX :: NEXT Young Professionals Group. Erica was named one of the 2012 “Top 40 Under 40″ by the Sacramento Business Journal.

Business Development Officer

Mark Lepp

Vice President
Business Development Officer
Officer Ph 916.690.3437
mlepp@fivestarbank.com

 

Mark Lepp joined Five Star Bank in 2010 as a Vice President, Business Development Officer specializing in commercial banking. Mark has more than 9 years of experience in the commercial banking industry and is responsible for originating commercial real estate loans and building deposit relationships in the South Valley Region. Most recently Mark held the position of VP/ Branch Manager at PremierWest Bank (formerly Stockmans Bank) in Elk Grove. Prior to his banking career Mark managed various sales & marketing teams in California and Washington. He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Mark is Chairman of Teen Center USA and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation. Mark works closely with his clients and enjoys learning more about their operations.

Brian Teal

Brian Teal

Vice President
Business Development Officer
Ph 530.924.5125
bteal@fivestarbank.com

 

Brian Teal joined Five Star Bank in 2012 as a Business Development Officer specializing in Agriculture and Agribusiness throughout Butte and the surrounding counties. With more than 12 years experience in Commercial and Ag banking, Brian’s background includes work at Golden Valley Bank in Chico and, before joining our family at Five Star Bank, had worked for JP Morgan-Chase as the Northern CA Vice President for Business Banking as well as the JP Morgan-Chase Ambassador for the entire region. Because of his experience in these different financial institutions, Brian has a unique outlook on international banking, as well as local client management. He is a board member of the Butte County Economic Development Corporation, as well as an advisory board member for the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center. Brian works closely in the field with his clients and enjoys visiting his clients face to face at their operations.

South Placer

6810 Five Star Blvd.
Suite 100
Rocklin, CA 95677
916.626.5000
rocklin@fivestarbank.com

Rancho Cordova

3100 Zinfandel Drive
Suite 100
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
916.851.5440
rancho@fivestarbank.com

Sacramento

2400 Del Paso Road
Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
916.640.1500
natomas@fivestarbank.com

Elk Grove

9355 E. Stockton Blvd.
Suite 160
Elk Grove, CA 95624
916.714.2444
elkgrove@fivestarbank.com

North Valley

358 Hartnell Avenue
Suite B
Redding, CA 96002
530.223.6652
redding@fivestarbank.com

Chico

426 Broadway
Suite 203
Chico, CA 95928
530.592.0470
chico@fivestarbank.com