Mark J. Lee has over 35 years of experience managing commercial banking teams. He has a broad range of experience with middle market companies in various industries including technology, biotech, defense, equipment financing, manufacturing and commercial real estate.
Mark graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU (1985)) with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in accounting. He serves on the Advisory Board of SDSU Fowler COB, is an adjunct professor in Finance at SDSU Fowler College of Business and serves as a mentor for students at SDSU and his junior colleagues at Torrey Pines Bank.
Mark joined Torrey Pines Bank in March of 2019 to direct the Corporate Banking effort in San Diego and deepen the Banks presence in the middle market.
Prior to joining Torrey Pines Bank, Mark spent three years with Umpqua Bank as the market executive for San Diego to start and develop a corporate banking presence. Over the course of three years Mark built a team of senior corporate banking professionals, growing that groups’ assets to just over $1 billion across a diverse geographic region including Reno and Las Vegas.
From 1996 to 2016, Mark served as Corporate Banking Manager for California Bank & Trust building a corporate banking team with broad industry expertise.
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 commercial banking solutions delivered with 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 $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. 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.