Mr. Lopp was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in November 2019. Mr. Lopp has served as President since 2016 and served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2002 to November 2019. In 2015, he obtained additional responsibility as the executive in charge of the Southern California expansion. Mr. Lopp joined Sterling in 1997 and prior leadership positions include Director of the Consumer Loan Division and Divisional Controller. Prior to Sterling, 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. Lopp has a B.B.A. in Finance from Walsh College.
Mr. Montemayor has served as our Chief Lending Officer since 2006, President of Commercial and Retail Banking since 2016, and has been with the Company since 1992. Prior positions at Sterling include Director of Commercial Lending Commercial Loan Officer, Construction Lending Manager and Branch Manager/Regional Branch Manager and Residential Lending Supervisor. Mr. Montemayor is a Trustee of the Alpha Phi Omega Endowment Trust of Michigan State University, and has also served as a fundraiser event coordinator for the Make A Wish Foundation. He has a B.S. in Finance from Michigan State University.