Kevin S. Kim was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hope Bancorp, Inc. effective August 1, 2016, following the merger of equals between BBCN Bancorp, Inc. and Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. Previously, Mr. Kim served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBCN Bancorp, Inc. from March 2013, and as Chairman of the Board from June 2012. Formerly a director of Center Financial Corporation and Center Bank from 2008 and Chairman from 2011 until the merger of equals with Nara Bancorp, Inc. and Nara Bank, respectively, Mr. Kim was the lead negotiator from Center resulting in the creation of BBCN. A Certified Public Accountant and attorney, Mr. Kim practiced law for 18 years, with a focus in corporate and business transactions, business acquisitions, tax planning, and real estate transactions. Mr. Kim began his professional career as an accountant working for approximately 10 years at two of the largest public accounting firms. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Mr. Kim received a B.A. degree with a major in English and a minor in International Trade from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea, an M.B.A. degree from the Anderson School of Management, the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in California. Mr. Kim is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Pennsylvania, and earned the Wharton Leadership Certificate from The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
Kyu S. Kim
Senior EVP & Head of Community Banking
Kyu S. Kim was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President of BBCN Bank effective May 1, 2013 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer effective August 2, 2013. She served on an Executive Council carrying out the duties of the CEO during a management transition period from February 1 through April 30, 2013. Upon the merger of equals of Center Bank and Nara Bank creating BBCN, Ms. Kim served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking Officer and member of the Office of the President of BBCN Bank. Prior to the merger, she served as the Eastern Regional Manager for Nara Bank, a position she held from April 2008, and spearheaded the expansion of Nara's Eastern Region operations. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager from October 2005 until March 2008. Prior to her promotion to Eastern Regional Manager, she served as the Deputy Regional Manager from July 2003 to September 2005. Ms. Kim also served as the Manhattan Branch Manager from February 2000 to September 2005 and Flushing Branch Manager from September 1998 to February 2000. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Kim was Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Foster Bank in Chicago from March 1990 to September 1997.
Mark H. Lee
Senior EVP & Head of Corporate Banking
Mr. Lee has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Nara Bancorp since May 2009 and remained the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer and member of the Office of the President of BBCN Bancorp, Inc starting December 1, 2011, after the close the merger with Center Financial Corporation. In January 2010, Mr. Lee was made part of the Office of the President under the direction of the President and Chief Executive Officer, Alvin Kang. Mr. Lee served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Credit Officer at East West Bank from May 2007 to April 2009, and prior to that he was the Manager of the Commercial Business Credit department. Prior to his work at East West Bank, Mr. Lee served in various lending and credit capacities starting in 1990, at California Bank and Trust, Center Bank and Sanwa Bank California.
Douglas J. Goddard
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Douglas J. Goddard was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of BBCN Bancorp, Inc. in March 2013. Previously, he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Center Financial Corporation since June 2010, and became Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Office of the President of BBCN Bancorp, Inc. starting December 1, 2011, after the merger of equals of Center Financial and Nara Bancorp. He brings more than 25 years of experience in financial reporting for the commercial banking sector. From 1997 through 2009, Goddard served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the former First Federal Bank of California, a multi-billion dollar bank that was based in Los Angeles. He also was involved in several other bank acquisitions in his prior positions at California United Bank in Encino and Community Bank in Pasadena. Mr. Goddard began his professional career as an auditor in 1974 at KPMG LLP. A certified public accountant, Mr. Goddard earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College, where he graduated cum laude with departmental honors.
Daniel H. Kim
EVP & Chief Planning Officer
Daniel H. Kim was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Planning Officer of BBCN Bancorp, Inc., effective November 25, 2013. Immediately prior to joining BBCN, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Saehan Bancorp, Inc., which was acquired by Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. on November 20, 2013. Having joined Saehan in September 2003, Mr. Kim directly supervised and provided oversight of numerous departments within the organization, including accounting/investment, central operations administration, human resources, IT, compliance and BSA. In addition, Mr. Kim has served as Acting President of Saehan during the interim periods of October 2010 through April 2011 and since November 1, 2013. From May 1997 to August 2003, Mr. Kim served as First Vice President and Manager of the accounting, corporate planning and investment departments of the former Pacific Union Bank, during which time he successfully consummated an initial public offering. Mr. Kim began his banking career in June 1991 at the former Center Bank, where he last served as Assistant Vice President and Accounting/Investment Officer. Center Bank merged with Nara Bank in November 2011 to become BBCN Bank. Mr. Kim earned his B.A. degree in economics/business from the University of California, Los Angeles.
David W. Kim
EVP & Chief Operations Officer
David W. Kim was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Bank of Hope, following the merger of BBCN Bank and Wilshire Bank and concurrent name change on July 29, 2016. With more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, he joined BBCN Bank effective April 1, 2014 as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel and was later appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and General Counsel in 2015. Prior to BBCN, Mr. Kim joined United Central Bank in 2011 as part of a turnaround team, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Kim was Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Commonwealth Business Bank. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Wilshire State Bank from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Kim began his career in the Korean-American banking industry in 1995 at Hanmi Bank, where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Previously, Mr. Kim was with Chase Bank in New York and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kim received a B.S. degree in economics and public policy from Indiana University and a J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School.
Jason K. Kim
EVP & Chief Lending Officer
Jason K. Kim was appointed Chief Credit Officer of Center Bank in April 2007, was promoted to Executive Vice President in December 2010, and became the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer and member of the Office of the President of BBCN Bank effective December 1, 2011 after the merger with Nara Bank. Mr. Kim served as Senior Vice President and Manager of Center Bank’s SBA Department from 1991 – 2007. Under his tenure, Center Bank’s SBA Department maintained the highest asset quality among more than 800 lenders across the nation, contributing to the company’s receipt of the “Lender of the Year Award” by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2006. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Economics.
EVP, Chief Financial Strategist and Deputy Chief Financial Officer
EVP & Chief Credit Officer
EVP & Chief Mortgage Banking Officer
Lisa Kim Pai
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
EVP & Chief Business Banking Officer
Brian E. Van Dyk
EVP & Chief Information Officer
Mr. Van Dyk was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and a member of the Office of the President of BBCN Bancorp, Inc starting December 1, 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Van Dyk worked as an Integration, IT conversion and vendor management consultant for RLR Management Consulting, Inc. from February 2006 – November 2011, and as President of the Premier Division of Aurum Technology Inc (and Fidelity Information Systems) from December 1999 to October 2005. Prior to his work at Aurum Technology, Mr. Van Dyk served in various software development and management positions with EDS from 1984 to 1999.
Johann Minkyun You
EVP and Chief Risk Officer
Mr. You was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of BBCN Bank effective March 3, 2014, responsible for all areas of risk, compliance and BSA management. Previously, Mr. You was with HSBC USA where he served in roles of increasing responsibility from June 2011 through January 2014, most recently as Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Compliance Risk and was responsible for compliance risk strategy, risk assessment, risk reporting, compliance risk systems and compliance issue management. From June 2006 to June 2011, Mr. You was Director and Head Consultant at IMAG Consulting Services LLC, where he spearheaded numerous operational, regulatory and risk-based projects for large global financial institutions. Mr. You earned his B.S. in accounting from the University of Binghamtom and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
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