Leadership Team

Derrick I. Hong

Senior Vice President
Chief Audit Executive

Derrick Hong, Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive, has more than 20 years of experience working in audit, accounting, and finance positions for regional and national corporations. He previously held internal audit positions with First American Financial Corporation and City National Bank. Derrick’s professional background includes leading strategic internal audit initiatives and oversight of independent evaluations in operations, regulatory compliance, information technology, and information security systems. Prior to joining Citizens Business Bank in December 2020, Derrick served as Chief Audit Executive for Pacific Premier Bank.

Derrick is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS).