Senior Managing Director, Commercial Banking
Chris Grassa is senior managing director, commercial banking, for Torrey Pines Bank. Based in downtown San Diego, he leads the southern San Diego team serving clients throughout California.
Mr. Grassa is a founding officer of Torrey Pines Bank with more than 20 years of experience in banking. His portfolio is diverse in size and industry, including general and specialty contractors, nonprofit organizations, real estate, and manufacturers. 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.
Mr. Grassa was born and raised in San Diego, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University.
Torrey Pines Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 2003, Torrey Pines Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With nine offices throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern California’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.