Christa Steele has experience in public and private boards and senior operational roles focused on banking, finance, sustainable recovery and disruptive technology. She is a board member of OFG Bancorp, Recology, Tanimura & Antle, NACD NorCal and PCBS.
Ms Steele was a partner and board member of FIG Partners, a full-service boutique investment bank, until its sale in April 2019 to Janney Montgomery Scott. Prior to that, she spent two decades (1995-2015) in senior level positions within the financial services industry where she led the execution of strategic initiatives, streamlined operations, implemented technology, led digital transformation, underwrote, structured and managed retail and commercial credit functions, grew new markets and oversaw M&A activity. Ms Steele was also president and chief executive of Mechanics Bank where she led a financial turnaround, in less than two years, and led its sale in 2015; and was executive vice president of F&M Bank where she was responsible for Wholesale Banking activities.