Ivo A. Tjan

Ivo Tjan is committed to making a difference in the lives of his clients, in helping businesses achieve their goals, and in supporting his community. Through his innovative leadership of CommerceWest Bank, he has created a unique and highly acclaimed company with personally tailored services for small and middle-market businesses. Born in a third-world country with humble beginnings, Ivo has made it his life’s mission to help others professionally and through philanthropy.

 

Biography

 

Ivo A. Tjan is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CommerceWest Bank, a full service commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community.  Mr. Tjan is the Founder of the company and launched an Initial Public Offering in 2001.  The Bank, headquartered in Irvine, California, serves businesses throughout the state with an emphasis on clients in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Riverside Counties.  

Mr. Tjan held a wide range of management roles at Eldorado Bank, Home Savings of America and Great Western Bank.  He was named among Orange County’s Most Influential Business Leaders on “OC500” List. He was honored as the Robert Ross Founders Award Recipient from the MDA.  Mr. Tjan was recognized as one of Vivid Magazine’s Annual Top 10 Asian American Entrepreneur and was also named one of OC Metro’s Hottest 25 People of Orange County, California.

Mr. Tjan is committed to making a difference in the lives of his clients, in helping businesses achieve their goals, and in supporting his community. Through his innovative leadership of CommerceWest Bank, he has created a unique and highly acclaimed company with personally tailored services for small and middle-market businesses.  CommerceWest Bank‘s achievements include ranking as the 32nd Highest Performing Bank in the Nation by Bankers Cady, 2nd Healthiest Bank in America by DepositAccounts.com, “Super Premier Performing” Bank by the Findley Report, 5 Star Safety & Soundness Ratings and 5 Star Rated Bank by Bauer Financial.

Mr. Tjan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from California State Fullerton University.  He is an active member and/or board member of several corporate, social and charitable organizations.  Mr. Tjan is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), CEO Affiliation Group, American Bankers Association, Bank CEO Network and The Pacific Club.  He is also a former Board Member for California State Fullerton University, New Majority, Marconi Foundation, The Children’s Museum, Advisory Board for CASA and American Bankers Association Government Relations Committee.  In addition, Mr. Tjan supports a variety of charities and non-profit organizations throughout Southern California.

Achievements

  • 2017
    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK - The Findley Report

    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK - The Findley Report

  • 2016
    ORANGE COUNTY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS LEADERS "OC500" LIST

    ORANGE COUNTY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS LEADERS "OC500" LIST

  • 2015
    2nd HEALTHIEST BANK IN AMERICA

    2nd HEALTHIEST BANK IN AMERICA - by DepositAccounts.com

  • 2015
    32nd HIGHEST-PERFORMING BANK IN THE NATION

    32nd HIGHEST-PERFORMING BANK IN THE NATION - by Bankers Caddy

  • 2015
    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK

    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK - by the Findley Report

  • 2015
    5 STAR RATED BANK

    5 STAR RATED BANK - by Bauer Financial

  • 2015
    12th FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COMPANY: SMALL COMPANIES

    12th FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COMPANY: SMALL COMPANIES - by the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2015
    LARGE MARKET CAP COMPANY

    LARGE MARKET CAP COMPANY - by the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2015
    LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANK

    LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANK - by the San Diego Business Journal

  • 2015
    BNY  MELLON OC 50

    BNY  MELLON OC 50 - by the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2015
    TOP 200 HEALTHIEST BANKS

    TOP 200 HEALTHIEST BANKS IN THE NATION - by Depositaccounts.com

  • 2014
    SUPER PREMIER PERFORMING BANK 2014

    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK - by the Findley Report

  • 2014
    TOP 100 PUBLIC COMPANIES

    TOP 100 PUBLIC COMPANIES - by the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2014
    LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANK

    LARGEST COMMERCIAL BANK - by the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2014
    LARGEST SBA LENDER - San Diego Business Journal

    LARGEST SBA LENDER - San Diego Business Journal

  • 2014
    LARGEST SBA 7(A) LENDER - SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

    LARGEST SBA 7(A) LENDER - SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

  • 2014
    5 STAR RATED BANK 2014

    5 STAR RATED BANK - by Bauer Financial

  • 2013
    ROBERT ROSS FOUNDERS AWARD RECIPIENT

    ROBERT ROSS FOUNDERS AWARD RECIPIENT - by the Muscular Dystrophy Association/Augie's Quest

  • 2013
    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK 2013

    "SUPER PREMIER" PERFORMING BANK - by the Findley Report

  • 2013
    15th PERCENTILE OF COMMUNITY BANKS

    15th PERCENTILE OF COMMUNITY BANKS - by Seifried & Brew

  • 2010
    FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COMPANIES

    FASTEST GROWING PUBLIC COMPANIES - by the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2009
    5 STAR RATED BANK

    5 STAR RATED BANK - Bankrate.com

  • 2009
    "PREMIER" RATED BANK

    "PREMIER" RATED BANK - by thestreet.com

  • 2009
    "PREMIER" RATED BANK

    "PREMIER" RATED BANK - by the Findley Report

  • 2008
    3rd MOST PROFITABLE BANK

    3rd MOST PROFITABLE BANK IN ORANGE COUNTY - the Orange County Business Journal

  • 2008
    FRIENDLIEST BANKS TO SMALL BUSINESS

    FRIENDLIEST BANK TO SMALL BUSINESSES - by the Orange County Register

  • 2006
    HOTTEST 25 PEOPLE OF OC

    HOTTEST 25 PEOPLE OF ORANGE COUNTY by OC Metro

  • 2013
    5 Star Rated Bank 2013

    5 STAR RATED BANK - by Bauer Financial

  • 2008
    THE BEST PERFORMING BANK

    THE BEST PERFORMING BANK - by the Findley Report

  • 2006
    100 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES

    TOP 100 FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES in the country - by Entrepreneur Magazine, PriceWaterhouseCoopers ssurvey 

  • 2007
    ASIAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS

    ANNUAL TOP 10 ASIAN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS - by Vivid Magazine

Videos

  • Critical Mass Radio Show April 7, 2015

  • Ivo Speech (Video)

Downloads

Contact Ivo

Phone: (949)474-5278
Email: ceo@cwbk.com
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Philanthropy

"The choices we make, and the path we choose, in our most difficult times...is truly what defines us in life."

– Ivo Tjan

Ivo's personal journey started in a place that would never foreshadow the life that he has been fortunate to experience today. He has made it his life's mission to give back to the same community that has supported him down his chosen path. His compassion and empathy is deeply-rooted. He has a special place in his heart for children and individuals with disabilities, those experiencing a hardship in their life, as well as those that are battling life threatening diseases. It has been an honor for Ivo to have had the opportunity to work with and support the mission of the following charitable organizations:

  • ALS Association Orange County
  • Miracles for Kids
  • Natalie's Wish / Cystinosis Research Foundation
  • Marconi Foundation for Kids
  • KidWorks
  • Providence Speech & Hearing
  • Augie's Quest/MDA
  • Otis College
  • Olive Crest
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Bis Kids
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Women Helping Women (WHW)
  • Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Laura's House
  • Infinite Hero
  • Encore for Education
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Junior Achievement
  • Pretend City
  • Concept 7
  • Tim Salmon Foundation
  • Laurel House
  • The Possible Dream
  • Orangewood
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • CalCPA
  • Jessie Rees Foundation
  • Pacific Symphony
  • Festival of Children
  • All American boys Chorus
  • Buchanan Children's Charities
  • And many more!

News

  • Jul
    16
    2020
    CommerceWest Bank was approved for the Main Street Lending Program
  • Apr
    3
    2020
    CommerceWest Bank Announces the Funding of Its First SBA Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan
  • Nov
    13
    2019
    Ivo Tjan of CommerceWest Bank Listed in the 2019 OC500 Directory of Influence
  • Nov
    11
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Public Companies
  • Nov
    9
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Helped Children Find Their Forever Families by Supporting Seneca Family of Agencies
  • Sep
    28
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Helped Provide Service Dogs to American Veterans
  • Sep
    15
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Supported Caterina’s Club and Provided Warm Meals, Affordable Housing, and Job Training Assistance to Low-Income Families
  • Sep
    8
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Joined BISKIDS to Educate Children About Addiction and a Drug Free Lifestyle
  • Jun
    7
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Supported Kure It Cancer Research and Scientists Researching Underfunded Cancers
  • May
    16
    2019
    CommerceWest Bank Joined the Association for Corporate Growth to Celebrate Middle Market Companies
  • Sep
    11
    2018
    CommerceWest Bank Earned a 5-Star “Superior” Rating from Bauer Financial
  • Jul
    16
    2018
    CommerceWest Bank Joined Tim Salmon To Help Prevent and Break the Cycle of Child Abuse
  • Feb
    22
    2018
    CommerceWest Bank Supported the Blind Children’s Learning Center
  • Feb
    8
    2018
    Ivo Tjan of CommerceWest Bank was the Keynote Speaker for the Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities to Empower Small Businesses
  • Jan
    29
    2018
    CommerceWest Bank Announces Record Profitability, Loan, Deposit
  • Oct
    28
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank helped fight the war against ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) by supporting Augie’s Quest.
  • Oct
    26
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Announces 12% Increase in Net Income for the Quarter and Year, and EPS growth of 16% for the Year
  • Oct
    15
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Helped Empower Children to Have a Drug Free Future by Supporting BISKIDS
  • Sep
    24
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Supported Kure It Cancer Research
  • May
    9
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Joins The Fight Against ALS by Supporting the ALS Association Orange County
  • May
    6
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Joined Women Helping Women To Empower Employment Success
  • May
    4
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Supported Healthy Childhood Development by Joining Pretend CIty Children's Museum For Their Annual Fundraiser
  • Apr
    6
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Named as a 2017 "Super Premier Performing” Bank
  • Mar
    30
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Declares Cash Dividend Payment to Shareholders
  • Mar
    10
    2017
    CommerceWest Bank Provided Unconditional Care to Help Children and Families Through Difficult Times By Supporting Seneca Orange County
  • Oct
    16
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Helped Kids Believe in Success, Solutions and Sobriety
  • Jul
    25
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Reported Net Income Growth Reported Net Income Growth of 24% for the Second Quarter 2016
  • Jun
    9
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Made an Inaugural Equity Investment to Clearinghouse CDFI in the Amount of $250,000 to Benefit Distressed Communities
  • Apr
    30
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Empowered Employment Success by Supporting Women Helping Women
  • Apr
    27
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Joined KidWorks' Efforts to Help Children Facing Crime, Poverty, and Violence
  • Apr
    26
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Reported 11% Loan Growth, 15% NIB Deposit Growth and 12% Net Interest Income Growth for First Quarter 2016
  • Apr
    25
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank and United Cerebral Palsy Combined Efforts to Empower People With Disabilities
  • Apr
    2
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Joined United Cerebral Palsy to Help Provide Specialized Care For Children With Disabilities
  • Mar
    11
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Supported the Jessie Rees Foundation and Children Fighting Cancer to Never Ever Give Up
  • Feb
    3
    2016
    CommerceWest Bank Reported 17% Loan Growth, 31% Deposit Growth, and a 57% increase in Pre-tax Income for the Year Ended December 31, 2015
  • Oct
    27
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Announced 21% Loan Growth and 25% Deposit Growth for 3rd Quarter 2015
  • Oct
    10
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Joined Augie's Quest to Help in the Fight to Cure ALS
  • Oct
    9
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank and Jamboree Housing Teamed Up to Help Create More Opportunities for Lower-Income Families
  • Oct
    5
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Sponsored the Critical Mass for Business Executive Conference
  • Oct
    4
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Proudly Supported Seneca Orange County & Speech and Language Development Center
  • Sep
    30
    2015
    Ivo Tjan of CommerceWest Bank Presented a 2015 Economic Outlook for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the City of Cypress
  • Jul
    28
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Announced Net Income of $1 Million, 14% Loan Growth, 31% Deposit Growth for 2nd Quarter 2015
  • May
    14
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank and the Association for Corporate Growth Honored the Highest Performing Middle Market Companies in Orange County and the Inland Empire
  • May
    9
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank and Local Businesses Combined Their Efforts to Fight Child Abuse and Hunger by Supporting Orangewood Children's Foundation and the Second Harvest Food Bank
  • May
    2
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Honored Creative Leaders Making a Difference While Supporting Otis College
  • Apr
    30
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Enhanced the Lives of Children by Contributing to Encore for Education
  • Apr
    29
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Helped Children Build Better Brains Through Purposeful Play by Joining Pretend City Children's Museum for Their Annual Fundraiser
  • Apr
    22
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Reported First Quarter 2015 Revenue Growth of 21%, Loan Growth of 21%, and NIB Deposit Growth of 19%
  • Apr
    18
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Joined Olive Crest to Help Transform Lives of Abused, Neglected, and At-Risk Children and Their Families
  • Mar
    26
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank, The Marconi Foundation for Kids, and The Jessie Rees Foundation Helped Children Fighting Cancer Never Give Up
  • Mar
    7
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Supported the Pacific Symphony's 8th Annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival
  • Feb
    4
    2015
    CommerceWest Bank Reported 22% Loan Growth, 27% Non-interest Bearing Deposit Growth, and a 20% increase in Net Interest Income for the Year Ended December 31, 2014
  • Dec
    24
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Announced Mobile Banking App
  • Dec
    24
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Shared the Holiday Spirit and Collaborated With the Festival of Children Foundation and the Los Angeles Mission
  • Nov
    22
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Gave Back to Cystinosis Research, The Shea Center, Orangewood Children's Foundation and The Possible Dream
  • Nov
    13
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Joined the KidWorks Foundation for Success Luncheon
  • Nov
    6
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Celebrated Olive Crest and National Adoption Month
  • Nov
    1
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Supported The All-American Boys Chorus
  • Oct
    28
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Reported Net Interest Income Up 19%, Deposit Growth of 11% and Loan Growth of 29%
  • Oct
    27
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Sponsored Natalie's Wish - Cystinosis Research Foundation For a Cure Golf Tournament
  • Oct
    11
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Sponsored The 2014 Miracles For Kids Fundraiser
  • Sep
    15
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Sponsored the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Business Links Golf Tournament
  • Jul
    28
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Reported Second Quarter 2014 Net Interest Income Up 27% and Loan Growth of 40%
  • Jun
    23
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Sponsored the Providence Speech and Hearing Center Annual Golf Classic
  • May
    3
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Sponsored the Otis College 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit
  • Apr
    29
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Reported 28% Loan Growth and 18% Net Interest Income Growth
  • Apr
    5
    2014
    CommerceWest Sponsored Natalie's Wish - Cystinosis Research Foundation
  • Mar
    14
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Supported Marconi Foundation for Kids and Infinite Hero
  • Jan
    30
    2014
    CommerceWest Bank Reported 24% Loan Growth, 47% Non-interest Bearing Deposit Growth, and 11% Net Interest Margin Expansion for the Year Ended December 31, 2013