Keith A. Wilton

Managing Director

 

Keith A. Wilton brings executive-level financial services talent, broad financial market skills, and strong operational experience to his work for The Alta Group clients. His special areas of expertise, developed over an impressive 20-year career, include turnaround management, due diligence, business planning, operations streamlining, market strategy development and implementation, business development, and sales management.

The current competitive business environment necessitates that companies be as operationally efficient and knowledgeable about their markets as possible. I enjoy partnering with our clients to assess these challenges, and to devise strategies that ensure success.

Before joining Alta in 2013, he served as executive vice president at Pacific Capital Bancorp in Santa Barbara, Calif., which recruited him in 2010 to manage the commercial and consumer lending processes after the bank entered into a consent order with The Office of the Controller of the Currency and was recapitalized by Gerald J. Ford’s Ford Financial Fund. Keith’s work contributed to the lifting of the consent order enforcement action and re-establishment of the bank as a prominent lender in its Central California Coast footprint.

Earlier in his career, he was an independent consultant assisting private equity firms in exercising due diligence on potential investments in financial services firms and assessing the turnaround plans of existing management of portfolio companies. From 2002 to 2007, he was president of the Specialty Finance Group and corporate executive vice president at Greater Bank Bancorp of East Palo Alto, Calif., where he drove the development and implementation of business plans focused on improving the performance of the bank’s struggling health care practice financing, equipment leasing, asset-based lending/factoring, resident mortgage lending, international trade finance, and Small Business Administration lending units.

Past positions also include serving as senior vice president and division manager of the National Automobile Leasing Division, and later, as president of the Pacific and Atlantic Regions for Wells Fargo Bank’s Auto Finance Group. Keith also has held management positions with AT&T Capital Corporation and American National Leasing Corporation/Foothill Bank, driving improvements in credit management, portfolio quality, and asset management.

Keith holds a bachelor of commerce degree in urban land economics and finance from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. He completed leasing management courses in the Columbia University Executive Development Program, and the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Keith earned a master’s certificate in internet marketing from the University of San Francisco’s School of Management.

Contact Information

Keith A. Wilton
+1 925 683 9013
kwilton@thealtagroup.com

 

Keith A. Wilton
  • Executive-level financial services talent, broad financial market skills, and strong operational experience
  • Expertise in turnaround management, due diligence, business planning, operations streamlining, market strategy development and implementation, business development, and sales management
  • Previous executive positions with Pacific Capital Bancorp, Greater Bank Bancorp, Wells Fargo Bank, AT&T Capital Corporation, and American National Leasing Corporation/Foothill Bank