• Sean Puckett, Sr VP of Mechanics Bank Returns

    January 26, 2017

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    Photo of Sean PuckettRichard and Joe welcomed Sean Puckett Senior VP with Mechanics Bank to discuss what is going on with community banks, the local San Diego economic outlook, a banker’s “wish list” for legislative reform, and what to expect with banking legislative reform post-election. They also discussed the acquisition of California Republic Bank by Mechanics Bank.

    Mechanics Bank LogoOn October 1, 2016, Mechanics Bank announced the completion of their strategic merger with California Republic Bank. Mechanics’ 110+ year history of reputability plus California Republic’s accelerated success since inception in 2007 has produced California’s preeminent community bank. Mechanics Bank provides personal banking, business banking, trust and estate services, brokerage and wealth management services through thirty-three offices across Northern California.

    Boys to Men LogoThey also discuss Sean’s philanthropic efforts with Boys To Men a mentoring program serving middle school boys age 11-14, and high school boys age 15-17 identified by school administration to be at-risk of educational failure, dropping out of school, juvenile delinquency or gang-related offenses.

    Sean Puckett brings more than 15 years of banking experience to Mechanics Bank. Sean has been recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a “Top 21 Young Influential”, as one of SD Metro’s “40 under 40”, and served as past President of the Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable and the Laurels for Leaders Foundation. Sean is a graduate of the University of San Diego and resides in Point Loma with his wife Catherine and their two boys.

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  • Book-signing at Warwick’s La Jolla

    February 26, 2014
    On February 24th, your host Richard Muscio signed some books at Warwick’s in La Jolla. Richard is the author of So, What’s Your Play? How Billie Jean, Bobby and Blindness Begat Tolerance Richard was the scrapbook maker for tennis player Bobby Riggs in the early 1970s. It was appropriate that he should sign books at Warwick’s ... Read more
  • KNoodleit.com’s Shannon Matwiyoff and Sponsor Brenda Geiger

    February 20, 2014
    The guests were Shannon Matwiyoff and sponsor Brenda Geiger. Brenda Geiger practices trust and probate law in Carlsbad, California. She collaborates with Richard the complex estate issues that affect family offices. She also prepares trusts, handles trust administration and probate for individuals and families, and has recently updated her estate planning website. Brenda will be hosting ... Read more
  • Innovative Ways to Fund Nonprofits

    February 13, 2014
    Resultants, not Consultants Mark Neilson has developed a creative way to increase funding for nonprofits. Accretive of San Diego performs cost savings analysis for both nonprofits and their corporate donors. In return for this service, Accretive asks that corporations donate a percentage of the found money to the nonprofit. Accretive is also paid a percentage of ... Read more
  • Bankable Lending Options with Ethan Senturia and Sean Puckett

    February 6, 2014
    This Saturday night’s guests are Ethan Senturia, co-founder and CEO of DealStruck, and returning sponsor, Sean Puckett of Regents Bank. DealStruck is a local start-up that is dedicated to providing small businesses with a transparent process to secure capital. By combining crowd-funding and traditional financial lending institutions in one simple-to-use website, Mr. Senturia’s company is ... Read more
  • Commercial Real Estate with Tom van Betten and Joel Grushkin

    February 2, 2014
    The guests were Senior Vice President of Cassidy Turley, Tom van Betten, and returning guest and sponsor Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI). With more than 20 years in commercial real estate, Tom van Betten now represents tenants exclusively. His clients have ranged from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and include: ViaSat Inc., Prudential ... Read more
  • The Sanford Harmony Program: New Strategies in Building Better Relationships Starting in Pre-K through 6th Grade

    January 25, 2014
    Richard Fabes and Carol Martin are professors at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. The Sanford Harmony program is a research-based project implementing strategies in the classroom to improve how boys and girls think about and treat each other. Carol Martin’s research focuses on gender development and how ... Read more
  • Servant Leadership in San Diego

    January 18, 2014
    The guiding principle behind servant leadership is that it is the leader’s responsibility to serve the interests of the employees and the community in which the company is surrounded. By serving its employees and the community, the company and its people grow in prosperity and social awareness. Art Barter is the CEO of the Servant Leadership ... Read more
  • Fighting Childhood Obesity

    January 11, 2014
    Retired Brigadier General David Brahms (ret) was to talk about his involvement with “Mission: Readiness,” an organization that advocates for broader access to preschool education and promotes programs to combat childhood obesity. Today’s military leaders are concerned about poor high school graduation rates and that more young people than ever don’t qualify for military service ... Read more
  • Former Reagan Budget Director, David Stockman on the Corruption of Capitalism in America

    January 4, 2014
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Saturday’s guest is former President Ronald Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He has recently published a book entitled The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America. “The Fed shouldn’t be creating bubbles…they can’t do the job. They’re failing.” Mr. Stockman asserts that the Fed is creating bubbles ... Read more
  • Business Agility with Mike Richardson

    December 28, 2013
    Author and coach Mike Richardson helps business leaders close the “agility gap.” The agility gap is the gap between the demands upon our time and our ability to meet those demands. The gaps creates chaos and volatility in the workplace. Mike is British, and he is a the CEO Chair and Resource Speaker for Vistage ... Read more