Amber Ortiz, Adam Johnson, and Sim Tang-Paradis Named to “Who's Who in Banking and Finance” List

Recognition honors top bankers on the Central Coast.

Jul 21, 2023

Adam Johnson, senior vice president and private banker, Amber Ortiz, senior vice president and Private Banking team lead and Sim Tang-Paradis, senior vice president and group branch manager, were named to the 2023 Pacific Coast Business Times' “Who's Who in Banking and Finance” list. Amber and Sim have made the list for three years in a row while this is Adam's second time to be honored.

This annual report highlights dozens of executives on the California Central Coast who work in banks, credit unions, investment management and fintech firms. Johnson, Ortiz and Tang-Paradis were selected for their valuable contributions and achievements in banking. 

Adam Johnson

Johnson, based in Westlake Village, California, is a well-established private banker with more than 20 years of experience. Since joining City National Bank in 2022, Johnson  has closed over $160 million in client opportunities. Adam provides advice on sophisticated wealth management issues to individuals, families, and business owners by leading a team of subject matter experts focused on helping clients achieve their goals.

Amber Ortiz

Ortiz, based in Montecito, California, has been a driving force in expanding City National's Coastal Valley region, which currently has three offices. With more than 20 years of experience, she is consistently recognized as a top performer within the bank and has built a significant client practice. She advises high-net-worth individuals, business owners and their families, foundations, and professional services firms on wealth management strategies, including investment management, customized credit facilities, and private banking solutions.

"Congratulations to Amber and Adam for being named to this important list," said Leo Hamill, senior vice president and Private Banking regional manager. "Thank you for your hard work, commitment and invaluable contributions that make an impact for your clients and colleagues every day."

Sim Tang-Paradis

With more than 25 years of banking experience, Tang-Paradis manages the Westlake Village office and oversees the Camarillo and Oxnard offices. She is active in the community and serves as a board member of the Healthcare Foundation for Ventura County, Economic Development Collaborative and SoCal Corporate Growth Partners.

Tang-Paradis was also recently named to San Fernando Valley Business Journal's Valley 200 list that honors the most influential leaders and executives in the San Fernando Valley. 

"I am proud of Sim and grateful to work alongside such a talented colleague," said Antonio Barreras, senior vice president and Personal & Business Banking regional manager. "You are truly deserving of this recognition and you continue to inspire us with your dedication and strong work ethic."

Click here to view the full list of honorees.

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