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.

News

Jul
19
2022

CommerceWest Bank and Ivo Tjan Partner with Entrepreneurs Organization – Orange County to Present Business Strategies Needed in Times of Uncertainty

Jun
29
2022

CommerceWest Bank Named a “Super Premier Performance Bank” by The Findley Reports for Exceeding All Performance Criteria for 2021

Jun
6
2022

CommerceWest Bank Recognized by American Banker as a Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Bank

Jun
4
2022

CommerceWest Bank Proudly Supports Beyond Blindness Orange County at the 60th Annual Destination Independence Walk+Family Fair

Apr
1
2022

CommerceWest Bank Newest Strategic Alliance Partner with Entrepreneurs Organization Orange County, Furthering Collaborative Learning

Feb
8
2022

CommerceWest Bank Proudly Partners with California Love Drop Giving Thanks to Local Front Line Heroes

Oct
23
2021

CommerceWest Bank Proudly Supports Augie’s Quest Tradition of Hope Gala Raising Funds for ALS Research

Sep
23
2021

CommerceWest Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Solidifies Mission for Another 20 Years

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