Meet the Team
Our hands-on approach and over 130 years of combined fiduciary experience give clients the confidence they need to plan their legacy.
Leandro has provided trust and investment services for high net worth individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations for over 18 years. He coaches and mentors his team about fiduciary best practices and wealth transfer strategies to deliver meaningful fiduciary solutions to clients. Since joining Fremont Bank, he has implemented new strategic initiatives, expanded the footprint of Trust & Estate Services and revitalized collaboration between internal partners to deepen client relationships. Under his leadership, Trust & Estate Services has significantly grown and will continue to do so. Leandro earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Cooley Law School and his BA in law at UCSB. Leandro is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.
In 2016, Leandro was awarded with “Special Recognition from the California State Assembly” for his Innovative Youth Education Program. He was chairman of JUMA ventures advisory board, former board director of Hospice & Opening Doors, featured in “Top 100 Finance Magazine” and awarded Presidents Club multiple years. Currently, Leandro serves on the board of Summer Search and Latinos in Finance. In addition, he is on the Advisory Board of Mainstreet Investment Advisors. He is passionate about serving the needs of his community and clients that require customized trust solutions tailored to meet their unique needs.
Steve has served in the administration of trusts, probate estates and conservatorships for 26 years. He comes to Fremont Bank with vast experience in virtually every type of trust - revocable, irrevocable, Special Needs Trusts, charitable trusts, ILITs, pot trusts, rabbi trusts and more. As part of his trust administration duties, he has addressed property management issues and, with the assistance of local realtors, sold and purchased numerous residential and commercial properties. He holds a BS from Montana State University, an MA from Pepperdine University, an M.Div. from Abilene Christian University and a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. Stephen’s greatest quality, however, is his steadfast composure and easygoing demeanor while working with clients, even in difficult circumstances. These intangible attributes, combined with his knowledge and experience, make him a valuable partner to have in your financial corner.
Michael has been doing consultative planning and wealth transfer work in the financial services industries for almost three decades. His experience also includes work as a Personal Financial Advisor for high-net-worth individuals, complex estate planning and business succession plans, and work as a Private Wealth Advisor, Client Portfolio Manager and Business Development Officer. He joined Fremont Bank in September 2022 as a Senior Trust Officer in Wealth Management & Trust Services.
Michael is passionate about having personalized discussions with clients about their vision for their estate and finding unique solutions to complicated estates and wealth transfer issues. Michael attended the University of Oregon and is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA).
Joanne Mina joined Fremont Bank as Trust Officer in 2021. Mrs. Mina has over 15 years of trust experience where she handles complex accounts including revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, special needs trust, investment management agency accounts and custodial accounts.
Mrs. Mina is a graduate of Personal Trust School from Cannon Financial Institute. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines.
Mrs. Mina is an active community volunteer with local non-profits such as United Way of Monterey County, Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County and The Salvation Army. In her personal time, Joanne enjoys running, long walks with their dogs and travelling.
Maiette has been in the banking industry for 13 years. She provides a wide range of administrative support to clients and internal colleagues. Her main focus is to ensure that client needs are met with utmost diligence and respect.
Maiette enjoys the outdoors and road trips. She loves to go hiking with family and friends. She also loves to cook and experiment with new recipes in her free time.
For over 20 years, Jaroslava has been in the banking industry administering various accounts, mostly specializing in Real Estate Assets and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts. As a former mountaineer, she still enjoys traveling and exploring the unknown. Gardening keeps her grounded.