Mr. Brownstein is the Co-Founder of the Banc of California. Previously Mr. Brownstein was a principal member of Crescent Capital Group focused on Special Situations (formerly Trust Company of the West Leveraged Finance Group). He was a Senior Advisor at Knowledge Universe Ltd., where he focused on turnaround operations and private equity investing. Prior to that, he was a Partner at ITU Ventures making venture and growth investments with a specialization in corporate strategy. While at ITU, Mr. Brownstein founded businesses and created exits to companies including Nokia, Weyerhaeuser, and AMD. Mr. Brownstein began his career at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in the Merchant and Investment Banking divisions. Mr. Brownstein is a member of the LA 2024 Olympic Board and the Cedars Sinai Board of Governors. Mr. Brownstein attended Columbia Business School and received his B.A. from Tulane University.