Principals

STEPHEN T. CONLEY

Principal and Founder

Stephen ConleyStephen T. Conley serves as Chairman of Bancap Investment Group, Inc. Under his leadership, Bancap has grown from a one-man office, start-up enterprise to a well established investment company.

A native of Long Beach, Steve spent 16 years with McDonnell Douglas, the last seven years as Vice President of Computer Systems, and four years as Senior Vice President of Union Bank. He is a graduate of Stanford University with a BA in Economics and University of California at Los Angeles with an MBA.

Steve has been extremely involved in the Long Beach community. In 2011 he was honored as the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Community Spirit Award winner. Also in 2011, Steve and Fran were honored as co-recipients of Long Beach Rotary’s Cup of Kindness for their leadership of non-profits in the community. Specifically, Steve has served on the Boards of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Water Commission (twice President), Long Beach Area Council and Western Region Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (President), Memorial Health Services, Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Westminster Memorial Park (President), Long Beach Yacht Club Dive Club (President) and the Long Beach Stanford Club (President). Steve is an accomplished Scuba Diver and Underwater Photographer and served for seven years as a volunteer exhibition diver at Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific.

JOHN W. HANCOCK

Principal and Founder

John W. Hancock serves as President of Bancap Investment Group. He spent 32 years with Security Pacific National Bank developing a strong background in banking, corporate finance, and real estate. He joined Bancap following his retirement from Security Pacific in 1992.

John holds both a BA in Economics and an MBA from Stanford University. He has attended Harvard University’s Executive Financial Management Program and the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.

John has been actively involved in the Long Beach community for many years. He served 12 years on the Port of Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners including 3 years as President. He has spent many years as a Director of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and its parent Memorial Health Services including 2 years as its Chairman. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Symphony for over 30 years including 3 years as its President. Other Board affiliations include the Long Beach City College Foundation, Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach Library Foundation, and was a member and Past President of the Boy Scouts of America in Long Beach.

He has served as a past member of the Board of Harbor Bank and currently is a member of the Board of Beach Business Bank. He is a recipient of the Family Service award and the CCEJ Humanitarian award. In 2006 he was named the Chamber of Commerce “Entrepreneur of the Year”.

R. WHITNEY LATIMER

Principal and Chief Financial Officer

Whit Latimer serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bancap. He has been with the company since 1985 and manages the day-to-day operations of Bancap Investment Group and Bancap Commercial Real Estate Services.

Prior to joining Bancap, Whit was a Senior Auditor for Touche Ross and a Director of Operations for Times Mirror Cable Television. He is a graduate of Claremont Men’s College where he holds a BA in Economics and Accounting. Whit is a Past President of Long Beach Rotary (2001-2002), the Boy Scouts of America Long Beach Area Council (2004-2005) and the Virginia Country Club (2008-2009). He currently serves on the Boards of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Queen City Investments. He is a former Board Member of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Dental Foundation.

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