Steve C. Jones, a certified public accountant who has served as chief financial officer and other leadership positions at Security First Bank since the bank opened in 2007, has been promoted to the bank’s president.
Robert Hemsath, who previously served as president and chief executive officer, continues to serve as CEO as well as on the bank’s board of directors.
Jones has served in positions as senior vice president and CFO, interin president and CEO and executive vice president and CFO during his time with the bank. He was born and raised in Fresno, graduated from the University of Portland and has been certified with the State Board of Accountancy since 1991.
Security First was established in 2007 by local investors. The bank reported assets of $104 million as of last September, along with deposits totaling $86 million. Through the first three quarters of 2014, the company reported a profit of $790,000, or 44 cents per share.