David Kronen oversees all commercial banking activities for Bank of the West in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura Counties from the bank’s National Banking Office in downtown Santa Barbara.
He has spent 23 years with Bank of the West and its predecessor, all in Santa Barbara. In 2002, Kronen moved into his current position as Senior Vice President and Manager of commercial lending activities in the Tri-Counties. Kronen has spent a total of 27 years in local commercial banking, having worked for Wells Fargo Bank prior to joining Bank of the West.
Kronen and his team’s major clients are growing public and private middle-market companies, high net worth individuals, and emerging market companies. He and his team directly manage full banking relationships and have strong experience leading syndicated transactions as well as international trade, foreign exchange, interest rate hedging and cash management.
Kronen is involved in numerous board and fund-raising activities for nonprofit organizations in the region.
He graduated with honors from the prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School i n Seattle Washington in 2000. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1984. Kronen has lived in Santa Barbara his entire life and has a wife and three boys.