Arnold Coggeshall joins Grandpoint Bank

We’re pleased to announce that Arnold Coggeshall has joined Grandpoint Bank as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager.

Arnold helps oversee all relationship management activities at our Orange County office. He provides commercial banking services to our existing clients, develops new client relationships and promotes Grandpoint’s visibility within the community.

Arnold has more than 30 years of experience in the community banking industry in Orange County, South Bay and downtown and west Los Angeles. During his career, he has held a variety of positions in commercial banking and SBA lending, and he’s served as a chief credit officer and community bank director.

Arnold also spent 18 years as the President of Vortex Financial, which generated and arranged approximately $200 million in senior debt placements for privately-held companies in Southern California. During that time, he consulted with the independent banking community, providing sales management, business development and marketing services to several locally headquartered banks.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from California State University Long Beach, Arnold has also earned certifications from the AMA Bank Marketing School and ABA National Commercial Lending School and is a strong advocate of continuing education.

He believes that staying active within industry organizations is the best way to keep abreast of trends and developments. Arnold is a member of the Association of Corporate Growth, Western Independent Bankers, California Bankers Association, Turn Around Management Association, Toastmasters International and Information Management Network. He also volunteers with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Risk Management Association, a non-profit group that provides continuing education for companies and individuals in the financial industry.

In his off-hours, when he’s not busy helping his Grandpoint clients achieve success in their businesses, Arnold spends his time overseeing the agricultural operation of the family corn and soybean farm where he grew up in Illinois. While he opted for the city life rather than follow in his father’s, grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s footsteps, when Arnold’s parents passed away, he inherited the farm and now manages it from afar with a local custom farm operator. He travels back to his Illinois farm twice a year – once at planting season in the spring and then again at harvest time in the fall.

Several years ago, Arnold managed to carve out some free time to fly model airplanes, building and flying WW II “warbirds.”  After approximately 4,000 flights, he counts 36 crashes among them, citing the saying, “If you’re not crashing planes, you’re not flying.” (Suffice it to say, we’re glad he chose banking instead of aviation as a career.) He’s also started flying drone helicopters and filming his flights with a Go-Pro camera.

Arnold also enjoys attending jazz and classical piano performances and playing the piano (in his living room only).

We consider ourselves lucky to get to work with Arnold, and we can’t wait for you to meet him.

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Posted on January 5, 2015, in New Hires. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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