Mr. Judd has served as our chairman, and chief executive officer since August 2008. Additionally, he served as our president from August 2008 until December 2016. He began his banking career with Citibank, serving over fifteen years, including assignments over eight years in international banking based in New York, the Middle East, and India. Mr. Judd held positions in commercial lending, operations, treasury/foreign exchange, and country management. He held domestic positions in the Operating Group in New York, Citicorp, working on acquisitions in California, and ending as Citibank's Consumer Group's senior executive for Manhattan south of Forty Second Street. Mr. Judd was also responsible as a business manager for a large-scale consumer banking system development project. He then served as a general partner of Campbell Oil, Ltd., a private oil and gas exploration and production company in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Judd was co-founder, president, chief executive officer, and director of Vectra Bank. After its sale to Zions Bancorporation, he served as president, chief executive officer, and chairman of Vectra Bank Colorado and as a vice president of Zions Bancorporation, serving on its Executive Committee. Mr. Judd then served as president and director of Metyor, Inc., a technology start-up company based in Sydney, Australia, before returning to banking as a senior executive and director with WestStar Bank/Vail Banks, becoming president and chief executive officer in 2004. Following the sale of Vail Banks to U.S. Bank, he served as chairman of U.S. Bank's Denver, Colorado Board. He holds a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Mr. Lopp was elected President in December 2016, and has served as Chief Operating Officer since September 2009, and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2002. He has been a member of the Company since 1997. In 2015, he obtained additional responsibility as the executive in charge of the Southern California expansion. Prior to serving as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, he served as the Director of the Consumer Loan Division from 2000 to 2002 and the Divisional Controller from 1997 to 2000. Prior to joining the Company in 1997, he served as a senior financial analyst at First of America Bank Corporation, credit card product manager at NBD Bank, N.A., and credit card portfolio analyst for Security Bancorp, Inc., later acquired by First of America Bank Corporation.
Mr. Montemayor has served as our Chief Lending Officer since 2006 and has been with the Company since 1992. He has also served as Executive Vice President from 2006 to 2016 and President of Commercial and Retail Banking from December 2016 to present and has also served as the Retail Branch Executive from 2013 to present. Prior to serving as our Chief Lending Officer he worked as Director of Commercial Lending from 2003 to his appointment as Chief Lending Officer in 2006, Commercial Loan Officer from 1995 to 1997, Construction Lending Manager from 1997 to 2003 and Branch Manager/Regional Branch Manager and Residential Lending Supervisor from 1993 to 1995.