Senior Director, Commercial Banking
Keith Drake is senior director, commercial banking, for Torrey Pines Bank, where he leads the downtown Los Angeles market sales and operations team. Clients include real estate and construction companies, accounting and insurance firms, manufacturing and distribution businesses, educational institutions, retailers, law firms and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Drake joined Torrey Pines Bank in 2017 and has more than 30 years of banking industry experience. Throughout his career, he has won numerous performance awards such as placing in the top 10 percent nationwide for generating new business.
Mr. Drake also has earned numerous awards for his community involvement. Most recently, he received the 2017 Lincoln Award for Ethical Leadership from Claremont Lincoln University. He is a board member for the Los Angeles Urban League, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles, and the California African American Museum. Mr. Drake is also past chairman of the Los Angeles Greater African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation, past board member for Challenger Boys and Girls Club, and past advisor to Vermont Village Community Development Corporation.
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.