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Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

Alvaro G. de Molina
Chair of the Board
Alvaro G. de Molina
Chair of the Board


Mr. de Molina has been a director of Regional since March 2012 and currently serves as Chair of the Board. Until 2009, Mr. de Molina was the Chief Executive Officer of GMAC LLC, which he originally joined as Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Since departing GMAC LLC, Mr. de Molina has been a private investor. He joined Cerberus Capital Management for a period during 2007 where he worked with the operations group, following a 17-year career at Bank of America, where he most recently served as i... 

Jonathan D. Brown
Director
Jonathan D. Brown
Director


Mr. Brown has served as a director of Regional since January 2018. He is a senior analyst with Basswood Capital Management L.L.C. (“Basswood”), an alternative asset manager with over $1.4 billion of assets under management. Mr. Brown joined Basswood in 2009. In his current role as senior analyst, Mr. Brown is responsible for the research and investment analysis of companies across a broad range of sectors, with a specialized focus on financial services. Prior to Basswood, Mr. Brown worked at ... 

Roel C. Campos
Director
Roel C. Campos
Director


Mr. Campos has served as a director of Regional since March 2012. He has been a partner with the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP since February 2016, where he practices in the areas of securities regulation, corporate governance, and securities enforcement and serves as Chair of the firm’s Securities Enforcement Practice. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Mr. Campos was a partner with Locke Lord LLP (April 2011 to February 2016) and Cooley LLP (September 2007 to April 2011). P... 

Michael Dunn
Director
Michael Dunn
Director


Mr. Dunn has been a director of Regional since July 2014. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Regional from October 2014 through July 2016 and as Executive Chairman of the Board from August 2016 through December 2016. Prior to joining Regional, Mr. Dunn was a partner at the private equity firm of Brysam Global Partners, a specialized firm focusing on investment in international banking and consumer lending companies, from 2007 through 2013. Mr. Dunn served as a board or alterna... 

Steven J. Freiberg
Director
Steven J. Freiberg
Director


Mr. Freiberg has been a director of Regional since July 2014. He has been a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group since December 2012, and Vice Chairman and Interim Chief Financial Officer of Social Finance, Inc. since May 2017. Previously, Mr. Freiberg served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of E*TRADE Financial Corporation from April 2010 until August 2012. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Mr. Freiberg spent 30 years at Citigroup and its predecessor companies and affiliates. A... 

Peter Knitzer
Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Knitzer
Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Knitzer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional since May 2017. From August 2016 until May 2017, Mr. Knitzer served as Chief Executive Officer at Regional. He has also been a director of Regional since July 2015. Before joining Regional, Mr. Knitzer acted as an advisor to financial services companies since 2013. Prior to 2013, he served as Executive Vice President and head of the Payments group at CIBC and President and Director at E*TRADE Bank. Prior to joining E*... 

Carlos Palomares
Director
Carlos Palomares
Director


Mr. Palomares has been a director of Regional since March 2012. Since 2007, Mr. Palomares has been President and Chief Executive Officer of SMC Resources, a consulting practice that advises senior executives on business and marketing strategy. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Palomares was Senior Vice President at Capital One Financial Corp., and he was Chief Operating Officer of Capital One Federal Savings Bank banking unit from 2004 to 2007. Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Palomares held a number o... 

Maria Contreras-Sweet
Director
Maria Contreras-Sweet
Director


Ms. Contreras-Sweet has been a director of Regional since January 2018. She is the Managing Partner of Rockway Equity Partners, and she previously served as a member of President Obama’s cabinet as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from April 2014 to January 2017. Since March 2017, Ms. Contreras-Sweet has served as a director and member of the audit committee of Sempra Energy, an energy-services company that invests in, develops, and operates energy infrastructure an...