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Gary Cady

Chief Executive Officer

Western Alliance

12220 El Camino Real Ste., 100
San DiegoCA92130

Gary Cady

Chief Executive Officer


Gary Cady is CEO of Torrey Pines Bank and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and safety & soundness of the bank. Gary spends much of his time advising clients on business strategies in addition to coaching the bank's leadership team and young professionals.


Gary is a long-time San Diego resident who has built a distinguished 30-year career in banking. He spent much of his career with prominent and successful financial institutions, where he held senior management positions across various disciplines.


Mr. Cady holds an MBA in Financial Management and a BS degree in Finance. He is active in the community, serving a variety of local organizations including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Symphony and Continuous Quality Insurance Corporation. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Sharp Memorial Hospital.


Gary is frequently quoted in California business publications and banking periodicals and often asked to be the keynote speaker for business and trade events. In his spare time Gary is an avid supporter of youth sports, serving as a coach and board member on several local Little League baseball teams and basketball leagues.

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