Jeff DeVine (President and CEO)
Jeff DeVine has been President and Chief Executive Officer of American Riviera Bank (OTC Markets: ARBV) since 2008. Under his leadership, the Bank has grown from one branch in Santa Barbara and less than $100 million of assets to five branches in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties with over $900 million of assets. For ten consecutive years, American Riviera Bank has been recognized for strong financial performance by The Findlay Reports, a banking industry newsletter, and has received the highest “Super Premier” rating from Findley every year since 2016.
DeVine has over 30 years of experience in banking, with the last 25 years spent in Santa Barbara. Over his career, he has held positions in commercial, retail, private and investment banking. Prior to joining American Riviera Bank in 2008, DeVine was a Regional President at Mid-State Bank & Trust which was acquired by Rabobank.
DeVine graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and Decisions Science. He later graduated with honors from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
DeVine is active in the community and industry as past President of the Lobero Theatre Foundation, Board member of the California Community Bankers Network trade association, and a Steering Committee member and former Co-Chair of the South Coast Business and Technology Awards Dinner.
DeVine has been recognized in “Who’s Who in Banking & Finance” as well as “40 Under 40,” from the Pacific Coast Business Times. In 2019, DeVine was awarded Executive of the Year honors at the South Coast Business and Technology Awards Dinner. He enjoys distance running and has competed in eight marathons with a personal best of 3:00:26 in 2012. DeVine ran the Boston Marathon in 2019 as a 50-year-old. He is very thankful to his wife Josie of 28 years for successfully raising their 3 children and allowing him time to achieve full potential at work and while running.