About Us

As a trusted neighborhood bank, Sterling Bank & Trust provides a comprehensive choice of banking solutions, innovative loan products and outstanding personal service to individuals, professionals, businesses and commercial customers. We're known for highly competitive deposit rates, expertise in mortgage lending and keeping deposits at work in the local community. Our customers know that they can stop by any branch and be treated like family. Since the Bank was founded in 1984, our customers have trusted us to help them handle their banking and financial needs.

We have thirteen neighborhood branches in San Francisco and an additional seven in the Bay area. We have expanded on the West Coast into Los Angeles, where we currently have six branches.

In 2017, Sterling Bank & Trust expanded to Flushing, New York with its division, SBT Advantage Bank. SBT Advantage Bank offers the same great banking solutions, innovative loan products, and outstanding service that has made Sterling Bank & Trust a success.

We continue to grow to better serve our customers and the communities we serve in these four major markets across the country, creating an experience sensitive to the needs of every customer, helping them succeed in achieving their own goals at their own pace. Our branches are individually curated with original art creating a unique banking environment. The Bank has over $3 billion in assets and in 2019, for the second year in a row, Sterling Bank & Trust was ranked among U.S. banks with between $3B-$10B in assets as the Top Performing Community Bank in the United States by SNL/S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Sterling is Your Neighborhood Bank®


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Meet Our Leadership Team

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Thomas M. O'Brien

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Karen Zaborney Knott

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Colleen Kimmel

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

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Christine Meredith

Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

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Andrew White

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel

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Charles Yun

Senior Vice President, National Director of Commercial Lending

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William Vowler

Vice President, Director of Retail Banking