Jacob Sorensen

@ Interim CIO at Bank of the West

As interim Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jacob Sorensen is responsible for the bank’s technology platform, including: Infrastructure & Operations  Development; Solutions Delivery; Data Management; Technology Strategy; Architecture; and Technology Vendor Management.


Based in San Francisco, Sorensen joined Bank of the West in 2009. Prior to serving as interim CIO, he led the bank’s Technology Shared Services Solutions Delivery organization. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of the bank’s Technology Data Infrastructure; Data Analytics; Real-Time Integration; Customer Relationship Management; Master Data Management; Enterprise Testing (Quality Assurance); Regulatory & Compliance IT programs; Risk and Finance technologies; Business Process Management, and Automation.


Before coming to Bank of the West, Sorensen held positions at J.P. Morgan Chase, Washington Mutual, Providian Financial, and NextCard. An active volunteer in Year Up Bay Area since 2008, Sorensen is the co-chair of their Leadership Council.


Sorensen received his BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with Highest Honors.