E. Allen Nicholson
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
E. Allen Nicholson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CVB Financial Corp. and Citizens Business Bank. Mr. Nicholson’s professional career encompasses over 25 years of financial leadership experience. Allen started his career as a certified public accountant and auditor with Coopers & Lybrand LLP. Thereafter, for the next 13 years, Mr. Nicholson served in various finance roles at Mellon Financial and its successor, BNY Mellon. He concluded his career at BNY Mellon as the Chief Financial Officer of Mellon 1st Business Bank and as the Chief Financial Officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s National Banking Business Line.
Following the sale of Mellon 1st Business Bank to U.S. Bank Corp. in 2008, Mr. Nicholson joined 1st Enterprise Bank as its Chief Financial Officer. As a de novo, the bank grew to approximately $800 million in assets. Mr. Nicholson left 1st Enterprise Bank in late 2014, in connection with its acquisition by CU Bancorp. Prior to joining CVB Financial Corp. and Citizens Business Bank in June of 2016, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Premier Bank and its holding company, Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc.
Mr. Nicholson received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton and his MBA from Virginia Tech.