Senior Management Team
"We are proud of the experienced and respected team we have assembled. Each member has a unique background and together we have unmatched banking and business knowledge. It is the best team I have ever worked with." — Dan Yates, CEO of Endeavor Bank
Dan C. Yates - CEO
Over his four decades in the banking industry, Dan has founded two banks – Regents Bank which he grew to over $620 million in assets in 12 years and now Endeavor Bank. In addition to creating banks from the ground up, Dan has sold, acquired, and merged banks, raised capital for banks, and, as a consultant and CEO, he has turned around banks.
Prior to co-founding Endeavor Bank, Dan served as President and CEO of Neighborhood National Bank in San Diego, a community development bank focused on low- to moderate-income communities. He is a Board Member of the Western Bankers Association and a past Director of NTS, a testing, inspection, and certification company, where he also served as the Comp Committee Chair and on the Audit Committee. Dan is a native San Diegan.
Steven D. Sefton - President
Steve has more than 36 years of banking experience in Southern California. He most recently served as President and past CEO of Regents Bank, the largest division of former Los Angeles-based Grandpoint Bank, a title he held from May 2012 until joining the Endeavor team in June 2017. During his time with Regents, Sefton oversaw the purchase and merger of another community bank, while growing the Bank's loans and deposits at a healthy rate, the key metrics in banking. In prior assignments in his career, Sefton has opened two regional offices and each time grew the region to over $100 million in loans and deposits, the size of a small bank.
Danna M. Murphy - Chief Financial Officer
Danna has over 22 years of experience in community banking, financial services, and financial institution regulation. Prior to joining the Bank, Danna held the positions of Risk Management Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer during her tenure with Capital Bank, based in San Juan Capistrano, from its opening in 2008 through its sale to Seacoast Commerce Bank. Prior to Capital Bank, she also served as the Chief Financial Officer of San Diego Trust Bank and Southwest Community Bank, both based in San Diego.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Finance from San Diego State University, where she graduated Cum Laude and with distinction in the field of Finance, Danna joined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation where she became a Commissioned safety and soundness Bank Examiner.
Scott Parker – Chief Credit Officer
Scott’s over three decades in the banking industry have been devoted to working with many community-focused banks. His prior positions include several senior officer positions with San Diego community banks. Most recently he was Regional Manager of Pacific Mercantile Bank. Scott has a strong track record of management, team development, strategic planning, and results-focused performance, with a consistent goal of delivering excellent customer experiences.
Nasrin Rostami - Chief Risk Officer / Chief Operations Officer
Nasrin has over 25 years of banking experience, mostly concentrated in risk management and operations. During her career, she has been responsible for a number of critical areas, including operations, risk management, compliance, Anti-Money Laundering/BSA, audit, and the company's information technology and information security. She has been involved in several acquisition and merger processes from the beginning to the end, starting with the due diligence process to the successful staff integration and data conversion after merger completion.
Nasrin was a co-founder of San Diego Trust Bank. She joined Pacific Premier Bank as its Chief Risk Officer following the bank’s merger with San Diego Trust Bank.
Robert B. Horsman - Chief Banking Officer
Robert's career spans over four decades in San Diego commercial banking. For almost three of those decades, he was an executive with San Diego National Bank (SDNB). He co-founded the bank in 1981 and served as the bank’s President & CEO. Most recently Robert was Regional Chairman for the San Diego Region at U.S. Bank, a position he accepted in late 2009 after U.S. Bancorp acquired the subsidiary banks of First Bank of Oak Park. In 2013, he joined Torrey Pines Bank as San Diego Market Executive, a position he held until December 2014.
In addition to his banking career, Robert has been and continues to be very active with numerous prominent civic and philanthropic groups within San Diego. He is currently chairman of San Diego Zoo Global and serves on the board of Boy Scouts of America, San Diego-Imperial Council. Additionally, he has served as chairman of many of San Diego’s notable nonprofit organizations including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Scripps Mercy Hospital Foundation, San Diego Opera and the Kyoto Symposium Organization, among others.