Press Release

The Orange County Register Names Pacific Mercantile Bank A Winner of the Orange County 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Company Release - 12/12/2018 8:00 AM ET

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC), today announced that it received a 2018 Top Workplaces award from The Orange County Register. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“We are gratified to be recognized as a top workplace in Orange County,” said Tom Vertin, President & CEO of Pacific Mercantile Bank. “We continue to put a great deal of thought and effort into advancing our values-based culture. We created a learning and coaching environment that rewards accomplishment and creates a pathway for career advancement. We are mindful of our core values when recruiting and in performance management to assure alignment around our mission: We help companies succeed. By working together to maintain a healthy and supportive workplace, our people are free to dedicate themselves to serving clients.” 

“We are also proud to work with great companies like Marque Medical, which was named the #2 and #1 Top Workplaces in 2018 and 2017 respectively. We seek employees who want to help companies succeed as much as we seek companies that are succeeding. Congratulations to the team at Marque Medical and thank you for the long relationship.”

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement. Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy.  It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

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About Pacific Mercantile Bank

Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank, which opened for business March 1, 1999. The Bank, which is an FDIC insured, California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual Clients. The Bank is headquartered in Orange County and has seven locations in Southern California, located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties. The Bank offers tailored flexible solutions for its Clients including an array of loan and deposit products, sophisticated treasury management services, and comprehensive online banking services accessible at

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 50,000 organizations representing well over 17 million employees in the United States.

Pacific Mercantile Bank Contact:
Robert Anderson
EVP & Chief Banking Officer

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