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Management

Management

Tom Lopp
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President

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.

    Michael Montemayor
    President Commercial and Retail Banking, Chief Lending Officer

    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.

      Steve Huber
      Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
      Mr. Huber was elected Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in November 2019. Mr. Huber has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sterling Bank & Trust, F.S.B. since 2017 and has been with the Company since 1995. He has also served as Vice President since 2015 and Administrative Officer of Accounting and Servicing from 2015 to 2017. Prior to serving as our Administrative Officer of Accounting and Servicing he served as the Corporate Controller from 2006 to 2015 and our Mortgage Divisional Controller from 1995 to 2006. Prior to joining the company in 1995, he served in Special Loan Analyst and Mortgage Accounting positions at Source One Mortgage Services Corporation and Independence One Mortgage/Michigan National Bank (later acquired by Norwest Mortgage), respectively.