New commercial relationship manager appointed to oversee relationships with business clients

Robert J. McConaghy recently joined Heritage Oaks Bank as assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager. Assigned to the Arroyo Grande branch on Grand Avenue, McConaghy is responsible for growth and management of the bank’s commercial loan and business relationship portfolio of small business clients located throughout San Luis Obispo County.

“Heritage Oaks Bank is very excited to have someone with Robert’s experience, enthusiasm and ties to the local community join our team,” said Mark Stasinis, commercial lending group manager, executive vice president of Heritage Oaks Bank.

McConaghy brings nearly 10 years experience in the financial industry, specializing in client relationship management, financial analysis and loan management within the commercial sector. He spent nearly six years at Mission Community Bank, formerly Santa Lucia Bank, as a loan officer and most recently was assistant vice president and commercial lending officer. During that time, he managed a commercial loan portfolio and assisted numerous local small businesses with financing for start-up and growth. Previous employment also includes work at Bank of America in Arroyo Grande as a small business specialist.

McConaghy, a third-generation resident of San Luis Obispo County, is committed to providing Heritage Oaks Bank clients with “reliable and responsive hometown customer service.” He can be reached at (805) 269-4145 or

About Heritage Oaks Bank

Heritage Oaks Bank and its Santa Barbara division, Business First Bank, operate full-service banking branches and loan production offices from Paso Robles to Oxnard. The Bank is designated as a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is the largest community bank headquartered on the Central Coast.

Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Equal Housing Lender.