Kirsten E. Weisser


Executive Vice President, Director of Wealth Management

Kirsten E. Weisser joined Mechanics Bank in 2005 as Executive Vice President, Wealth Management. She oversees private banking, investment management, trust and estate services, and retail brokerage.

Previously, she served as the senior fiduciary officer in Northern California for U.S. Trust and was responsible for managing the trust and estate services business. She began her banking career in 1982 with Crocker National Bank, which was acquired by Wells Fargo in 1986. Weisser remained with the combined company until she joined U.S. Trust in 1997.

A fourth-generation Berkeley native and a graduate of UC-Berkeley, Weisser has been named one the Bay Area’s “100 Most Influential Women” by the San Francisco Business Times the past several years. She serves as vice chairman of the Council of Friends for the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, and is a former board member of the Oakland Community Pools Project, which provides recreation and leadership opportunities for youth in the West Oakland and East Oakland communities. She is also a member of the professional advisory committees of the San Francisco Ballet and the East Bay Community Foundation.