Gary Hopkins has over three decades of banking and finance experience in a variety of roles at different size international financial organizations. He started his career in London, England, later moved to Denver, Colorado and for twenty years worked with a variety of businesses, individuals and professional practices as a middle-market commercial banker specializing in a broad range of different industries, such as distribution, service, real estate, hospitality and aviation companies. Gary relocated to Santa Barbara in 2018 continuing his career in banking and with the niche specialization of financing affordable housing and community development project developments throughout California. Gary currently serves on the Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County Finance Committee, and is an active participant and volunteer in the local Santa Barbara community.

Gary holds an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire, England.