The chief marketing officer of Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) in Los Angeles has resigned after just three months in the role.

Jung Hak Son left his position as executive vice president and chief marketing officer to take a job outside the banking industry, the $2.8 billion-asset Wilshire announced Friday. Wilshire did not name a successor, but said its group led by Son that was in charge of pursuing new business relationships will continue after his departure.

Son, 54, joined Wilshire in September from Hanmi Bank (HAFC), where he had served as chief credit officer since 2009.

Son "has informed us of his desire to pursue opportunities outside of the banking industry," Wilshire Chief Executive J.W. Yoo said in the news release. "We are parting on good terms with Mr. Son and we wish him well in his future endeavors."

Wilshire completed its acquisition of Los Angeles rival Saehan Bancorp (SAEB) in November. Wilshire had agreed to pay about $105 million in cash and stock for the $548 million-asset Saehan in July.

In October, Wilshire bought for BankAsiana, a Korean-American bank in Palisades Park, N.J.

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