Chris Grassa is senior managing director, commercial banking, for Torrey Pines Bank. A founding officer of Torrey Pines Bank, Mr. Grassa has 25 years of banking experience and currently leads three commercial banking teams in San Diego that serve clients primarily in San Diego County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Grassa has been a regional leader since 2016, overseeing offices throughout San Diego County. Known as a strategic leader and advocate for his team, he has served on numerous training and mentorship program committees to drive these initiatives across the Torrey Pines Bank and its parent company, Western Alliance Bank. His client portfolio is diverse in size and industry, including not-for-profits, mid to large size businesses and real estate developers. His expertise centers on providing credit and treasury management banking solutions that help clients grow or expand their business and better manage their payment cycle and deposits.
A current member of the Board of Directors and finance committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Grassa is also a graduate of LEAD Influence San Diego. He has also served as a mentor and resource for LEAD San Diego’s Advance, a leadership development program to further the careers of top-performing women. Mr. Grassa is a former board and finance committee member of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, East County YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club of East County.
Mr. Grassa was born and raised in San Diego and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, from San Diego State University.
Torrey Pines Bank
Torrey Pines Bank, the Southern California division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored business banking solutions and outstanding service, with offices throughout San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Torrey Pines Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $65 billion in assets. Influential sources from Forbes to American Banker again rank Western Alliance Bank among the top U.S. banks in 2023. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, Torrey Pines Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.