John Rindlaub

Rindlaub, John

Job Title: Senior Managing Director - Head of Pacific Northwest Market
Company: East West Bank
Industry: Banking
Mentor Since: Fall 2008
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

John Rindlaub, long recognized as one of the top bankers in the Pacific Northwest, joined East West Bank as Senior Managing Director and Head of the Pacific Northwest Region in October of 2018. He is responsible for EWB's wholesale, retail and branch banking in the Pacific Northwest.

Company Description

East West Bank, the primary subsidiary of East West Bancorp, Inc., is the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California, United States. It was founded in 1973 in Los Angeles to serve the Chinese American community in Southern California. It is a premier bank focused exclusively on the United States and Greater China markets and operates over 130 locations worldwide, including in the markets of California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Texas and Washington. In Greater China, East West Bank's presence includes full service branches in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shantou and Shenzhen, and representative offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Taipei and Xiamen. Forbes magazine has named East West Bank among the top 15 of "America's 100 Best Banks" since 2010. In 2018, Forbes ranked East West Bank number five of "America's 100 Best Banks".

Employment History

John's career has included acting as the Regional President for Asia for Bank of America headquartered in Hong Kong, Chairman and CEO for Seafirst Bank, and CEO for the Pacific Northwest Region for Wells Fargo and most recently, Regional President for Wells Fargo in Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong from 2011-2016.


B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Topics and in-depth discussion of leadership, career opportunities, recognizing and building on areas of strength and mitigating areas of weakness.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Have coffee or in my office in Downtown Bellevue on Mondays - Fridays between 10 am to 3 pm.

Additional Information

I hope to have up to 3 mentees who would enjoy both individual monitoring as well as group dynamics which I have found to be a great combination. The mentees should be willing to meet individually and as a group.