Steven Gardner Biography and Net Worth

Steven R. Gardner serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its primary operating subsidiary Pacific Premier Bank, a commercial bank with approximately $20 billion in assets headquartered in Irvine, California. Serving small, middle-market, and corporate businesses, Pacific Premier Bank operates throughout the Western US in major metropolitan markets in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada.

Since assuming the role of President and CEO in 2000, Mr. Gardner has transitioned Pacific Premier Bank from a troubled savings and loan association to a full-service commercial bank. Under Mr. Gardner’s leadership, Pacific Premier has been recognized as one of the top performing banks in the United States by SNL Financial, Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P., U.S. Banker, Raymond James & Associates and the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Mr. Gardner has more than 30 years of experience as a commercial banking executive. He has extensive knowledge of all facets of financial institution management. Having completed 11 acquisitions of whole banks, specialty finance lines of business and FDIC failed banks; Mr. Gardner is an expert in all areas of mergers and acquisitions as well as capital market transactions. Prior to joining the Company, he was an executive officer of Hawthorne Financial Corporation since 1997, responsible for all credit administration and portfolio management. He has served in senior management positions at both commercial banks and thrift institutions.

Mr. Gardner has served in various high-level roles in trade associations and organizations that serve the banking industry. Mr. Gardner has served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco since January 2013. Mr. Gardner formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, and was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Gardner previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, as a director and a member of the Executive Committee of the Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA”), and as a director of ICBA Holding Company and ICBA Securities, a registered broker-dealer. Mr. Gardner holds a B.A. from California State University, Fullerton and attended graduate school at California State University, Long Beach.

What is Steven R. Gardner's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Steven R. Gardner is at least $13.00 million as of December 19th, 2022. Mr. Gardner owns 368,482 shares of Pacific Premier Bancorp stock worth more than $13,003,730 as of February 5th. This net worth evaluation does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Gardner may own. Learn More about Steven R. Gardner's net worth.

What is Steven R. Gardner's salary?

As the CEO of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc., Mr. Gardner earned a total compensation package of $7,054,109.00 in 2021. Mr. Gardner earned a salary of $944,000.00, stock awards of $4,619,149.00, non-equity compensation of $1,394,369.00, and other compensation of $96,591.00. Learn More on Steven R. Gardner's salary.

How do I contact Steven R. Gardner?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Gardner and other Pacific Premier Bancorp executives is 17901 VON KARMAN AVENUE SUITE 1200, IRVINE CA, 92614. Pacific Premier Bancorp can also be reached via phone at (949) 864-8000 and via email at [email protected] Learn More on Steven R. Gardner's contact information.

Has Steven R. Gardner been buying or selling shares of Pacific Premier Bancorp?

Steven R. Gardner has not been actively trading shares of Pacific Premier Bancorp during the past quarter. Most recently, Steven R. Gardner sold 102,638 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Monday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.56, for a transaction totalling $3,239,255.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 368,482 shares of the company's stock, valued at $11,629,291.92. Learn More on Steven R. Gardner's trading history.

Who are Pacific Premier Bancorp's active insiders?

Pacific Premier Bancorp's insider roster includes Steven Gardner (CEO), Joseph Garrett (Director), Jeff Jones (Director), Michael Karr (EVP), Ronald Nicolas, Jr. (CFO), Jaynie Studenmund (Director), and Edward Wilcox (COO). Learn More on Pacific Premier Bancorp's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Pacific Premier Bancorp?

In the last year, insiders at the financial services provider sold shares 2 times. They sold a total of 105,138 shares worth more than $3,317,280.28. The most recent insider tranaction occured on December, 19th when CEO Steven R Gardner sold 102,638 shares worth more than $3,239,255.28. Insiders at Pacific Premier Bancorp own 2.2% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Pacific Premier Bancorp.

Information on this page was last updated on 12/19/2022.

Steven R. Gardner Insider Trading History at Pacific Premier Bancorp

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
12/19/2022Sell102,638$31.56$3,239,255.28368,482View SEC Filing Icon  
3/15/2021Sell25,000$45.48$1,137,000.00360,683View SEC Filing Icon  
11/21/2019Sell18,167$32.04$582,070.68View SEC Filing Icon  
11/19/2019Sell15,444$32.69$504,864.36View SEC Filing Icon  
11/15/2019Sell24,000$33.10$794,400.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/13/2019Sell11,900$33.26$395,794.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/28/2019Sell43,535$29.92$1,302,567.20234,880View SEC Filing Icon  
5/24/2018Sell37,438$41.43$1,551,056.34View SEC Filing Icon  
2/27/2018Sell54,849$43.08$2,362,894.92View SEC Filing Icon  
10/27/2017Sell12,500$41.02$512,750.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/12/2017Sell12,500$34.76$434,500.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/12/2017Sell20,000$34.53$690,600.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/11/2017Sell7,500$34.14$256,050.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/22/2017Sell16,666$35.57$592,809.62View SEC Filing Icon  
12/15/2016Sell12,276$34.05$417,997.80254,646View SEC Filing Icon  
10/29/2014Sell30,000$15.88$476,400.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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Steven R. Gardner Buying and Selling Activity at Pacific Premier Bancorp

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Pacific Premier Bancorp Company Overview

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of banking services through its subsidiary, Pacific Premier Bank. It offers deposit products and services for business and consumer customers, including checking, money market and savings accounts, cash management services, electronic banking, and on-line bill payment. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA.
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