The new chief executive of Southern California's Professional Bancorp said he's ready to get his company back on track after a bitter proxy battle toppled his predecessor.

John Buchanan, named late last week as interim CEO of the Santa Monica- based parent of First Professional Bank, said he wants to get on with running the $300 million-asset company.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.