Santa Paula Times

Peter Hart to Head Ojai Community Bank Mortgage Department

October 31, 2012
Santa Paula News

Peter Hart joins Ojai Community Bank as Vice President, Mortgage Department Manager, to create a residential lending department. Drawing upon his 30+ years of real estate lending experience, Hart will help develop policies and procedures and investor relationships to expand the Bank’s mortgage origination process. The Bank will begin offering conventional 30- and 15-year mortgages in all their locations by the end of this year.

Santa Paula Community Bank is a division of Ojai Community Bank. Don Tello, Santa Paula Community Bank Division President said, “We welcome Peter to our team. Residential mortgages are part of our everyday life, so expanding into this area is a natural for our bank. Peter has significant, detailed experience in an increasingly complex regulatory market. He will be a great asset to the bank and our Santa Paula community.”

Hart has compiled over three decades of experience in loan origination and management, both independently and while overseeing successful mortgage departments of local banks.

Hart & his wife, Becky, have resided in their Camarillo home for 26 years, raising 4 children, and now enjoying their 3 grandchildren. They are long time active members of Camarillo Community Church.

Ojai Community Bank operates locations in Ojai, Santa Paula and Ventura and has the stockticker symbol OJCB. For more information, contact Dave Brubaker at 805-646-9909 or at