Skillful management.
Skillful management.
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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 on 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.

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Sam Bhaumik

Executive Vice President, Venture Lending

Mr. Bhaumik has more than 25 years of investment and debt financing experience, most recently at Square 1 Bank as Executive Vice President and Western Region Group Head. Prior to Square 1, Mr. Bhaumik was Senior Managing Director and Technology Group Head for Hercules Technology Growth Capital. He also acted as Vice President for NYSE, and held Senior Vice President roles at Comerica Bank and Imperial Bank. Mr. Bhaumik began his career at Silicon Valley Bank. He received his BA in Finance from San Jose State University and holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Geoff Butner

Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Butner has 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry serving small and medium sized businesses. He has held senior management positions at several Bay Area banks including, most recently, eight years at Square 1 Bank as a Risk Manager and five years at Silicon Valley Bank as a Senior Credit Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Butner was the Chief Operating Officer of a venture-backed technology startup called eFinance where he led the engineering, product development, customer service, and sales efforts. He brings deep technology and asset-based lending experience to the team. Mr. Butner received his BA in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Mark Cameron

Executive Vice President, Structured Finance

Mr. Cameron joined Avidbank in June of 2019 as Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Bank's Structured Finance Division. He came to the Bank from Square 1 Bank where he served as Managing Director. In 2004, Mr. Cameron co-founded Sand Hill Finance, a private finance company focused on investment in leading edge technology companies across North America that was acquired by Square 1 Bank in 2013. Beginning his lending career in the early 1990s, he has also held senior leadership roles with Silicon Valley Bank, Imperial Bank and Sand Hill Capital.

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Dori Hamilton

Executive Vice President & Chief Banking Officer

Ms. Hamilton started her banking career with Union Bank more than 25 years ago. Since then, she has held management positions at several key business banks in the South Bay. As a Senior Vice President, she ran the Corporate Banking Group in San Jose for Comerica Bank and was instrumental in obtaining regulatory approval for AeroBank in the early 2000s. Most recently, Ms. Hamilton managed the Corporate Banking team for Bridge Bank in San Jose. She is currently a Board Member of the Construction Financial Management Association Silicon Valley Chapter. Ms. Hamilton received her BA in International Relations from UC Davis prior to joining Union Bank.

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Joe Maleti

Executive Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Lending

Mr. Maleti has over 25 years experience in commercial real estate lending in the Bay Area. He began his career with Pacific Western Bank and Comerica, and has held senior management positions with Mid-Peninsula Bank and City National Bank. His involvement with the community includes board and committee positions with several local organizations including, Merritt Community Capital Corp, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Urban Land Institute’s Silicon Valley Committee. He currently serves on the board of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Regional Committee for San Diego State University. Mr. Maleti earned his BS degree in Real Estate from San Diego State University.

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Patrick Oakes, CFA

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Oakes has a proven history of optimizing financial performance and maximizing growth and opportunity. He comes to Avidbank from Atlantic Capital Bank where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Bank and the Holding Company. Prior to Atlantic Capital, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Square 1 Financial Inc. He also held these same leadership roles at Encore Bancshares, Inc. before joining Square 1. For the 10 years prior, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer at Sterling Bank. Mr. Oakes is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds a Bachelor of Science, EET degree from Texas A&M University and an MBA, International Finance from Richmond, The American International University in London. He was also named the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2021 CFO of the Year among Small Public Company CFOs.

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Fergal J. O'Boyle

Executive Vice President, Construction Lending

Mr. O'Boyle joined Avidbank in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Construction Lending and has over 20 years experience in the banking and construction lending business. He came to Avidbank from Bridge Bank where his expertise was in construction and real estate lending. Prior to that, Mr. O'Boyle worked at the Great Bay Bank after he had spent a number of years as an accounting consultant to startup companies. Mr. O'Boyle studied accounting and received his BA from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.


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Gina T. Peterson

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Peterson has over 25 years experience in bank operations, finance, and risk management. She comes to Avidbank from MUFG Union Bank with 8 years in senior level positions, ending as Director, Head of Issues Management. Prior to that, Ms. Peterson held senior positions during her 12 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") in San Francisco, with expertise in process, systems, and controls assurance. She also spent 6 years in bank supervision and regulatory compliance as an Associate National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ("OCC"), following 4 years in operational roles with community banks in California and Washington. Ms. Peterson received her BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington.


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Arthur Wasson

Executive Vice President, Treasury Management Services

Mr. Wasson has been working with entrepreneurs and their investors in the venture banking space for over 11 years. Most recently, he was Managing Group Director and founding member of the Venture Banking Team at Signature Bank. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Square 1 Bank, most recently as Executive Vice President and head of the Equity Funds Group and Global Treasury Management. Mr. Wasson began his banking career with 16 years at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in their private banking divisions, working with small and middle market businesses. He received his BS in Accountancy from Villanova University and holds a JD from Albany Law School of Union University.