Mason New Finance Head at Bank Plus

Bloomberg News

First Alliance Corp., a home mortgage lender based in Tustin, said chief financial officer Mark Mason quit to become chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Bank Plus Corp.

Mason, who also served as executive vice president and a board member of First Alliance, returns to Los Angeles-based Bank Plus, where he previously worked. He joins Bank Plus and its Fidelity Federal Bank subsidiary May 18 and will also have the title of executive vice president.

John Michel, First Alliance’s vice president of finance, will assume the responsibilities of CFO. Michel, another Fidelity Federal Bank alumnus, joined First Alliance in 1996 after serving as senior vice president and director of strategic planning at Fidelity Federal.