University of Southern California

Karen Schoenbaum
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Company: 
California United Bank

Karen Schoenbaum has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of California United Bank since October 2009. In this role, she focuses on increasing shareholder value by gaining visibility for stock, reviewing the financial landscape for strategic FDIC-assisted deals, and on traditional merger & acquisition opportunities in the market. Karen also oversees public reporting and the finance department, as well as steering the Bank’s technology areas.

Prior to joining CUB, Karen was Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer of Premier Business Bank in Los Angeles. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of California National Bank from 2001 to 2008, where she was responsible for the Financial and Regulatory Reporting, Accounting, Treasury, Asset and Liability Management, General Services, and Corporate Real Estate departments. Prior to that, she worked at Ernst & Young from 1985 to 1992.