Accomplished leadership.
Accomplished leadership.

Mark D. Mordell

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mordell joined the board in January of 2006 and was appointed Chairman in February of 2007. He was named Chief Executive Officer in March of 2012 and brings over 30 years of financial services, real estate and diverse business experience to the Bank. In 1991 he founded California Bavarian Corporation and its successor company, CBC Properties, LLC, which was a full service real estate investment and management organization based in Palo Alto. Mr. Mordell also serves as an advisory board member to MMM Management, Inc., the strategic advisor to a family office based in San Francisco. Additionally, Mr. Mordell has served and serves in various community organizations including Stanford University, Peninsula Bridge, Sacred Heart Preparatory School and The Town of Portola Valley. Mr. Mordell received a BA in Economics from Stanford University where he played football for four years.

Kristofer W. Biorn

Mr. Biorn is an attorney with the Palo Alto law firm of Crist | Biorn | Shepherd | Roskoph APC, one of the the oldest law firms in Palo Alto. He specializes in litigation related to estates and trusts, and has extensive experience in estate planning and commercial real estate transactions. He has been honored as a "Super Lawyer" for Northern California and as one of "San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers." Mr. Biorn was born and raised in Palo Alto. He graduated from Duke University and the University of California College of the Law - San Francisco. He has served on the Silicon Valley Bar Association Executive Committee and the Palo Alto YMCA Board of Directors.

Henchy Rachel Enden

Henchy Enden is a private investor focusing on investments in community banks and other financial institutions. Previously, she served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for MFP Investors LLC, an investment management company based in New York, where she was employed from 2004 to 2023. Prior to her employment by MFP, she was a foreign exchange trader at Salomon Brothers following her graduation from college, and an analyst at GMM Capital, a family office focused on public and private investments in the retail sector, following her graduation from business school.

Ms. Enden is a director of Dynasty Financial Partners, LLC, a leading integrated platform services company for independent wealth advisory management firms established in 2010. She previously served as a director of the following banks: West Coast Bancorp (2012-13), a $2.4 billion bank in Lake Oswego, Oregon, until its acquisition by Columbia Banking System, Inc.; First Security (2013-15), based in Chattanooga, until its acquisition by Atlantic Capital Bancshares; Bridgeview Bancorp (2015-19), a $1.1 billion family-owned bank in Chicago, until its acquisition by First Midwest Bancorp; and Atlantic Capital Bancshares (2015-22), a $3.8 billion bank based in Atlanta, until its acquisition by SouthState Bank.

Ms. Enden holds a BS in Finance and Economics, summa cum laude, from Touro College and received an MBA, with honors, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She lives on the East Side of Manhattan with her husband (an attorney) and their daughter.

Diane J. Flynn

Ms. Flynn is Cofounder and CEO of ReBoot Accel, designing inclusive work cultures. She consults with Fortune 500 companies, coaches executives, and facilitates workshops that support and promote women and underrepresented groups. Ms. Flynn co-authored a book ,"The Upside," presenting the business case for diverse workforces and best practices for tapping the potential of women. She facilitates workshops for alumni at Stanford Business School, and also serves as guest faculty at the Modern Elder Academy and 1440 Multiversity. She has been featured on The Today Show, NBC's Morning Joe, ABC News, NPR's The Takeaway, WSJ and Forbes, and also has the top-selling course at Udemy on Growth Mindset. Diane was previously Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs, VP Business Development at Electronic Arts, and an associate consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. She serves on the boards at Resurge International and MixR, and previously served on the Sacred Heart Schools and Santa Lucia Preserve Boards. She earned a BA in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.

Lisa B. Hendrickson

Ms. Hendrickson was Capital Project Manager and former President and CEO of Avenidas, a Palo Alto based not-for-profit senior services agency. Previously she had twenty years of commercial banking experience culminating as Senior Vice President and Manager, Regional Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo Bank in Palo Alto. She has been involved with numerous not-for-profit agencies, and is a former director of the Friends of the Junior Museum and of Samaritan House. Ms. Hendrickson is currently a trustee of The Christensen Fund, a foundation that supports the Indigenous Peoples' Movement in its efforts to advance the rights and opportunities of stewards of bio-cultural diversity.

Bryan C. Polster

Mr. Polster has more than 40 years of experience in the public accounting profession and is the past Chairman of the Board of Partners of Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, which serves leading Technology, Venture Capital, and Real Estate companies in Silicon Valley.  He is a retired Certified Public Accountant and has served on several committees of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and previously served on its Board of Directors. Mr. Polster also serves on the Boards of Camico Mutual Insurance Company, The Sobrato Organization, The Sobrato Family Foundation, and Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School.

Roxy H. Rapp

Mr. Rapp is a native Palo Altan. He has extensive retail experience and has built an innovative, successful development company. He is also active and involved in the community, sitting on the Board of Trustees of Menlo College and serving on many civic boards including the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo and the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rapp is one of the founding board members of the Palo Alto Trees for El Camino Real.

Michael F. Rosinus

Mr. Rosinus is a private investor focusing on investments in community banks, other financial services companies, and a consumer packaged goods company. He is the CEO and principal shareholder of GoHydrate Inc., a rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor of GoHydrate, an electrolyte drink mix, and a rising challenger brand in the functional beverage industry. Mr. Rosinus has a long history of serving on various bank boards of directors throughout the country. He previously served as a Director of Bridgeview Bancorp, Inc. and Bridgeview Bank Group, Cordia Bancorp and Bank of Virginia, Home Bancorp Inc. and Homebanc, and NewDominion Bank. Prior to his investment activities, Mr. Rosinus was employed in the banking industry for 18 years, serving as the Chief Lending Officer for M&T Bank in New York City and subsequently the Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Bank for Citibank in Chicago. He received his BA from Hamilton College and MBA from the Stern School of Business, New York University.

Robert H. Scott

Mr. Scott is a 30-year network security industry veteran who was named by Ernst & Young as its Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. Mr. Scott is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of Silversky, Inc., a provider of cybersecurity as a managed services model that helps organizations address their modern and ever-changing risk with a solution that makes powerful, enterprise-grade cybersecurity simple, affordable and accessible. Previously, he served as the CEO of Cygilant, Inc., a provider of cyber-security as a service that helps organizations hunt, detect and respond quickly to threats, Bradford Networks, a network security company acquired by Fortinet, and Clique Intelligence, a software platform for data sharing and collaboration technologies. He also served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at HP ProCurve Networking, the world’s fastest-growing networking company. He joined HP through its 2008 acquisition of Colubris Networks, where he had served as President and CEO, helping the company ascend to prominence in the wireless LAN industry.

Marc J. Verissimo

Mr. Verissimo has over 38 years of banking experience, primarily in senior positions. After stints at Bank of America and First Interstate Bank, he founded and was head of Technology Banking at Comerica Bank. In 1993 he joined Silicon Valley Bank. Over the next 23 years, Mr. Verissimo served on SVB's executive committee and worked in multiple roles including Head of California Banking, interim Chief Financial Officer twice, Chief Strategy Officer, and his last role of Chief Risk Officer. In these positions, he led the California banking team that comprised the majority of the bank's revenues, oversaw the bank's overseas expansion into the United Kingdom, China, Israel and India, with responsibility for IT, HR, legal, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, compliance, credit review, and regulatory relations among other responsibilities. Mr. Verissimo serves on the boards of PollenVC, a private equity backed FinTech company and Lighter Capital, a venture capital backed FinTech company revolutionizing the business of startup financing by providing growth capital to companies across the United States. He also serves on the Board of Customer Vineyards, bringing big data analytics to the wine industry, and on the Board of Trustees for the UC Davis endowment. He received his BS from the University of California, Davis and MBA from Harvard Business School.