Chris Grassa is Head of Business Banking for Western Alliance Bank. A founding officer of Torrey Pines Bank, Mr. Grassa has 25 years of banking experience and currently leads three commercial banking teams in San Diego that serve clients primarily in San Diego County and throughout Southern California.

Mr. Grassa has been a regional leader since 2016, overseeing offices throughout San Diego County. Known as a strategic leader and advocate for his team, he has served on numerous training and mentorship program committees to drive these initiatives across the Torrey Pines Bank and its parent company, Western Alliance Bank. His client portfolio is diverse in size and industry, including not-for-profits, mid to large size businesses and real estate developers. 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.
A current member of the Board of Directors and finance committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Grassa is also a graduate of LEAD Influence San Diego. He has also served as a mentor and resource for LEAD San Diego’s Advance, a leadership development program to further the careers of top-performing women. Mr. Grassa is a former board and finance committee member of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, East County YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club of East County.

Mr. Grassa was born and raised in San Diego and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, from San Diego State University.

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Western Alliance Bank

With more than $70 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions and consumer products, all delivered with outstanding service by banking and mortgage experts who put customers first. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director and receiving #1 rankings on Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Midcap 2023-2024 for Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Company Board of Directors and Best Investor Relations Team. Serving clients across the country wherever business happens, Western Alliance Bank operates individual, full-service banking and financial brands with offices in key markets nationwide.