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About Us

Liberty Bank, N.A. is a $550 million OCC-chartered bank headquartered in Irvine, California. As a full-service commercial bank, Liberty Bank, N.A. supports businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals in the Southern California markets of greater Orange and Los Angeles Counties, as well as the greater San Francisco Bay area.

Our History

Our History

Meet Our Board of Directors

Don Griffith

CEO and Chairman

Before joining Liberty Bank, N.A., Don Griffith was a founder, Chairman, and CEO of Grandpoint Capital, Inc., and its subsidiary Grandpoint Bank. Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of First Coastal Bancshares and Bank and Chairman of Peninsula Bank.

Deborah Marsten

President and COO

Deborah Marsten has been a bank director for over 20 years and has worked in the banking industry since 1970. Her most recent experience was as a founder, director, and COO of Grandpoint Capital Inc., and its subsidiary, Grandpoint Bank.

David Dayton


Before joining Liberty Bank, N.A., David Dayton was EVP and CFO of Grandpoint Capital, Inc. and EVP of its subsidiary Grandpoint Bank. He has over 35 years in public accounting with a focus on financial institutions.

Kathleen James

Kathleen James is a retired FDIC executive, with experience in bank supervision in New York and California and spent a number of years in policy and Congressional relations in Washington DC. Since retirement she he has served on bank boards, consulted with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and is a trustee of Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.

Adam Schlesinger

Adam spent 10 years in numerous roles at Microsoft Corporation. He started in the product group building products and then ran the financial services team and Microsoft Canada. He transitioned into banking as Chief Digital and Data Officer for National Bank of Canada and moved to San Francisco to become Chief Transformation Officer for First Republic Bank. He then jumped into the startup space and built and exited a generative AI company to Zoom. Adam currently acts as an advisor and board member to numerous startups in the fintech, AI and payments space.

David Ross

Retired bank executive. Background in commercial credit for entire career. Most recently Commercial Credit Manager at Seacoast Commerce Bank. Previously Chief Credit Officer at Grandpoint Bank and First Coastal Bank with much of the management team now at Liberty Bank. Currently Chairman of the Board of the nonprofit company Pacific Coast Regional Development Corporation.

Jonathan Lee

With over 20 years of real estate finance experience, Jonathan serves as Executive Managing Director of Colliers Structured Finance Group in Los Angeles. Prior to Colliers, Mr. Lee was President of George Smith Partners where he oversaw $3Billion a year in annual production. He currently serves on the Board at the Union Rescue Mission.

Meet Our Exec Team

Meet Our Executive Team

Our values, perspectives, and the needs of our customers and employees are reflected in our priorities.

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