Ivo Tjan, CEO of CommerceWest Bank was one of the presenting speakers for the Emerging Professionals Leadership Summit. The goal of the Summit is to expose young professionals in Orange County to effective leadership skills and techniques through the experience of successful leaders in business and other areas of life. He joined other affluent Orange County CEOs to educate the Emerging Professionals on topics such as philanthropy, leadership, and networking. Mr. Tjan personally spoke about entrepreneurship, banking, life lessons, and understanding the philosophy: "It's not the mileage of the car, but where the car has been, that's most important." Afterwards, he also joined a CEO panel discussion on "Creating your own success". When asked for a comment, Ivo Tjan stated, “When we started our careers we had to seek additional knowledge that we could apply to get where we are today. Hard work, responding to failure, and being relentless in achieving your goals both personally and professionally are disciplines needed for today's successful individuals, while at the same time staying humble and passionate. I felt as a business leader, it would be a great opportunity to share that with the Emerging Professionals." He continued, "If these professionals can combine their life lessons with their entrepreneurial spirit, they will have amazing careers." CommerceWest Bank has been a leader in the banking and financial industry, providing guidance in banking, economics and creating true business partnerships with their clients. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, we focus on small to midsized businesses, to create a "myth-like" experience for each and every client. By raising client expectations, we create long term partnership that can only be found at CommerceWest Bank. CommerceWest Bank is headquartered at 2111 Business Center Drive in Irvine, CA, with Regional Offices in Orange County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including, concierge services, remote deposit solution, full-service internet banking, lines of credit, term loans, commercial real estate lending, SBA lending, and full cash management.