FREMONT, Calif. May 14, 2013 - Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in California, announced today the hire of Oscar Harrison as vice president of wealth management services. In his new role, Harrison will focus on developing a full spectrum of products and services to position Fremont Bank as the investment provider of choice for its banking clients. He will also lead and develop the bank’s growing team of wealth management advisors.
Harrison brings 14 years of related experience and previously held positions at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Banc of America Investments, among other financial institutions. He began his investment career as a financial advisor and has led top performing teams in Houston and Los Angeles. As senior vice president of investments at Merrill Lynch, Harrison directed a team of 171 employees and oversaw $14 billion in assets.
According to Kim Burdick, senior vice president of community banking, Harrison’s range of industry experience, including leadership roles at premier investment companies, give him the combination of skills needed to grow the bank’s business through trusted, committed relationships with clients.
“Oscar has worked with the nation’s leading financial institutions and has a stellar record meeting the investment needs of both companies and individuals,” said Burdick. “He has also developed highly successful teams to build core business. We are thrilled to have him on board as we strengthen and expand our investment services.”
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com) is a leading retail and commercial bank, California mortgage lender, award-winning top philanthropic business and consistently ranks in Bay Area News Group’s “Top Bay Area Workplaces.” Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the state and focuses on personalized service for clients. It has 18 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Monterey with loan production offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties. Find Fremont Bank on Facebook at www.fb.com/FremontBank and on Twitter at @FremontBank.