January 9, 2011 – Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Rollin Johnson as controller of Pacific Capital Bancorp in Santa Barbara. The search was completed by Fleming Jones and Rod McDermott, managing director of McDermott & Bull. “This is a vital role and Pacific Capital Bank was looking for the right person to be part of a strong franchise at a critical time in its history. Rollin’s extensive background and strong knowledge in accounting pronouncements and tax principles made him the ideal candidate to join the team at Pacific Capital Bank,” said Mr. Jones. Before joining Pacific Capital Bancorp, Mr. Johnson was a senior vice president in corporate accounting, loan servicing, and mortgage operations at Bank of America in Calabasas, California, where he started as a vice president of finance in their corporate real estate division. Pacific Capital Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Capital Bank, N.A., the largest independent banking company headquartered on the Central Coast of California. McDermott & Bull serves both public and privately held clients in the technology, financial services, manufacturing, bio-tech and life science, retail, professional services sectors.