Chris Grassa

Board of Directors

Chris Grassa

Board Member 

Chris Grassa is Senior Managing Director, Commercial Banking, for Torrey Pines Bank a division of Western Alliance Bank. A founding officer of Torrey Pines Bank, Chris has 25 years of banking experience and currently leads three commercial banking teams in San Diego that serve clients primarily in San Diego County and throughout California. 

Chris has been a regional leader for the past 7 years, overseeing offices throughout San Diego County. Known as a strategic leader and advocate for his team, he has served on numerous training and mentorship program committees to drive these initiatives across the Torrey Pines Bank and its parent company, Western Alliance Bank. His client portfolio is diverse in size and industry, including not-for-profits, mid to large size businesses and real estate developers. His expertise centers on providing credit and treasury management banking solutions that help clients grow or expand their business and better manage their payment cycle and deposits. 

A current member of the Board of Directors and finance committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chris is also a graduate of LEAD Influence San Diego. He has also served as a mentor and resource for LEAD San Diego’s Advance, a leadership development program to further the careers of top-performing women. Chris is a former board and finance committee member of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, East County YMCA and The Boys and Girls Club of
East County.

Chris was born and raised in San Diego and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, from San Diego State University.