Directors

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. He is founder and board member of CBC Properties, LLC, a full service real estate investment and management organization based in Palo Alto. Mr. Mordell also serves on the Board of MMM Management, Inc., the strategic advisor to a family office based in San Francisco. Additionally, Mr. Mordell has served and serves on various organizations and committees for community including Stanford University, Sacred Heart Preparatory School, The Town of Portola Valley and Palo Alto University Rotary Club. 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 and shareholder in the Palo Alto law firm of Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph, APC, the oldest law firm in Palo Alto, with history dating back to 1927. He specializes in litigation related to estates and trusts, and has extensive experience in estate planning and commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Biorn was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Duke University and University of California-Hastings, College of the Law. He is a four-term member of the Palo Alto Family YMCA Board of Directors, most recently serving as Chairman. He has also served on the Board of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.

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 board at Resurge International, and previously served on the boards of Sacred Heart Schools and Santa Lucia Preserve. She earned a BA in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.

Lisa B. Hendrickson

Ms. Hendrickson is a nonprofit management and philanthropy consultant. Previously she was President & CEO of Avenidas, a Palo Alto based not-for-profit senior services agency. She also had twenty years of commercial banking experience culminating as Senior Vice President and Manager, Regional Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, Palo Alto. She has served on the boards of several not-for-profit agencies, including the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Samaritan House, Women's Recovery Association and the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation.

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.  He is a 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, a 30-year technology industry veteran, began his career as a Formula 1 race car driver, which fueled his passion for building high-potential companies, rapidly. He launched his first start-up at age 25 and was Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002. He is currently the CEO of Cygilant, Inc., a provider of cyber-security as a service that helps organizations hunt, detect and respond quickly to threats. Previously, he served as CEO of 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.

Mr. Scott was a member of the Board of Directors of Square 1 Bank when it filed for an Initial Public Offering in 2015. In addition to his existing CEO role at Cygilant, Mr. Scott serves as a board member for numerous companies such as Avidbank, Trilio Data, and Ramp. Furthermore, Mr. Scott also serves as a Special Ambassador for Aston Martin Formula 1 where he connects prominent brands that are eligible for sponsorship opportunities. During his career, he has steered the helm of several technology companies as President and CEO, including Xelor Software, an IP telephony company, and IPeria, a provider of network-based voice messaging applications. In addition, he was President of ONET Networks and MultiLink, and CEO and founder of Octave Communications.

Marc J. Verissimo

Mr. Verissimo brings with him 40 years of banking experience, primarily with emerging growth companies within the private equity sector. After stints with Bank of America, First Interstate Bank, and Comerica Bank, Mr. Verissimo joined Silicon Valley Bank in 1993. Over the next 24 years he served on the executive committee and worked in multiple roles including Head of California Banking, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and twice held the office as interim Chief Financial Officer. In these positions, he led the California banking team that comprised two thirds of the bank's revenues, oversaw the bank's international expansion into the United Kingdom, China, Israel and India, oversaw IT, HR, Legal, Operations, Finance, Audit, BSA/AML at various times, and finally led credit, enterprise Risk Management, cyber security, compliance, credit review, and regulatory relations among other responsibilities. Mr. Verissimo has an undergraduate degree from UC Davis and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Lighter Capital, and serves on the Board of PollenVC – both are FinTech companies revolutionizing the business of startup financing. He also serves on the Board of Customer Vineyards, a company bringing big data analytics to the wine industry. Mr. Verissimo also serves as an Executive Trustee for the UC Davis Endowment. Additionally he serves as an advisor to debt funds and startups.