10 Questions for Gary Cady, President and CEO, Torrey Pines Bank


Gary Cady is a long-time San Diego resident who has built a distinguished 30-year career in banking. He spent much of his career with a prominent and successful local financial institution, where he held positions including vice president and head of business banking. Thereafter, Cady joined a local community bank as senior vice president and regional manager for San Diego and Riverside counties.

Cady serves on the boards of several local organizations including the Grossmont Hospital Corporate Board and Continuous Quality Insurance Corporation. Cady also serves on the board of directors for the San Diego Symphony. The father of six sons, he is an avid supporter of youth sports, serving as a coach and board member on several local Little League baseball teams and basketball leagues. He lives in Carmel Valley.

What brought you to Carmel Valley?

Central to San Diego, easy accessibility to anywhere in the area, great place to raise a family and enjoy life.

What makes Carmel Valley special to you?

It’s an epicenter for business in the county.

If you could snap your fingers and have it done, what might you add, subtract or improve in Carmel Valley?

More opportunities to get out and walk to a restaurant during the workday. As California goes, you need your car.

Who or what inspires you?

My family, faith and the people I work with.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

Cary Mack, John Wooden, Warren Buffet, my sons and my wife.

What are you currently reading?

I read newspapers every day.

What is your most prized possession?

A very personal voicemail about my mom (now deceased).

What do you do for fun?

The three F’s. I spend time with friends and family playing and watching sports. I also spend time in my faith.

Describe your greatest accomplishment.

Raising six great sons and helping to build a leading San Diego institution to address the needs of people and businesses in the area (seven offices and growing).

What is your motto or philosophy of life?

Be fair and trust your gut.