Steven I. Barlow


Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Steven I. Barlow is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Mechanics Bank. He oversees retail banking, electronic banking, information technology, operations, marketing, product management, facilities, special projects and security. He also is the plan director for the bank’s five-year Strategic Plan.

Mr. Barlow initially joined Mechanics Bank in 1971. In 1975, he left the bank to join Napa Valley Bank, where he became a vice president and manager. In 1984, he was named President, CEO and a Director of Napa Valley Bank, where he led three acquisitions and helped the bank and its affiliates become market leaders in all their locations. In 1993, he rejoined Mechanics Bank as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, and was named EVP and COO in 1994.

A graduate of Stanford University with degrees in Economics and Political Science; Mr. Barlow also attended the Advanced Management College at Stanford. His many professional affiliations include serving as a board member and board president of the West Contra Costa Y.M.C.A, a member of the Finance Committee of the Y.M.C.A. of the East Bay, and as a member of the Dominican University Health and Natural Sciences Advisory Board.