Meet Our Board

Bios and information on the California Bank of Commerce Board of Directors.

 

Andrew J. Armanino, Jr., Director

Andrew Armanino, a resident of Danville, California, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2013. Mr. Armanino has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Santa Clara University. Mr. Armanino retired as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors with Armanino LLP at the end of 2018. Under his guidance, Armanino LLP grew to the 21st largest CPA and Consulting firm in the United States. Mr. Armanino continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Moore Stephens North America, a $3 billion accounting network.

 

Edward B. Collins, Director

Edward Collins, a resident of San Francisco, California, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Collins has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University, and a Juris Doctor from Washington College of Law, American University. Mr. Collins, after a long and successful career as both an attorney and a banker, is now Chairman and a Director of Branded Spirits, Ltd. as well as a Director of Oclaro, Inc.

 

Stephen A. Cortese, Chairman

Stephen Cortese, a resident of Lafayette, California, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2010. Mr. Cortese has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mr. Cortese is Managing Partner for Cortese Investment Company, which is involved in the acquisition, development, and management of commercial real estate.

 

Kevin J. Cullen, Director

Kevin Cullen, a resident of Lafayette, California, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007 and serves as the Chairman of the Loan Committee. Mr. Cullen has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on English from University of the Pacific. Mr. Cullen is part owner and Chief Financial Officer of Olson and Company Steel, which fabricates architectural metals and structural steel.

 

Stephen R. Dathe, Director

Stephen Dathe, a resident of Orinda, California, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Dathe has a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Dathe is the President of A & B Die Casting Company, and President/CEO and majority owner of Benda Tool and Model Works, Inc. Together, the companies provide die cast aluminum components and assemblies to customers and industries worldwide.

 

Wayne Doiguchi, a resident of Mountain View, California, has been a Director of the Bank since late 2015 when California Bank of Commerce merged with Pan Pacific Bank. Mr. Doiguchi has a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds a banking degree from Pacific Coast Banking School of University of Washington. Mr. Doiguchi is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club in his community as well as a volunteer for many social welfare and small business causes.

 

Donald J. Kintzer, Director

Donald Kintzer, a resident of Orinda, California, has been a Director of the Bank since 2013 and serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Kintzer is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) with a Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration from Penn State University. Prior to graduate school, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force. Mr. Kintzer is a retired partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC). Prior to his retirement, he was the managing partner of PwC’s Advisory practice for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley market and the Western United States. He is a board member of GasLog Ltd (NYSE:GLOG) and a member of the Board at Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.

 

Rochelle G. Klein, Director

Rochelle “Roxy” Klein is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007 and serves as the Chair of the Asset/Liability Committee (ALCO). Ms. Klein has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and a joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles. After a long career with Goldman Sachs, Ms. Klein retired from finance in order to spend more time with her family and philanthropic causes including serving on Boards at Stanford University, National Charities League, Guideposts Foundation, and Pacific School of Religion. In addition, she continues to consult and most recently served as an Advisory Director for Ocean Gate Capital Management.

 

Thomas R. Morehouse, Director

Thomas Morehouse, a resident of Orinda, California, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Morehouse has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from San Jose State University. He also has his Master of Business Administration. Mr. Morehouse is retired from business after a successful career working in Europe, Asia, South American, and the Bay Area. He now invests in start-up companies helping to get others established.

 

Steven E. Shelton, Director, President and CEO

Steve Shelton, a resident of Lafayette, California, has been Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Director of the Bank since 2018. Mr. Shelton has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from California State University, Fresno. In addition, he has a Master of Business Administration in Management from Golden Gate University. He has worked in financial management and commercial banking since 1983. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Shelton served as an Executive Vice President of the Bank since the Bank’s founding in 2007.

 

Edmond E. Traille, Director

Edmond Traille, a resident of Scottsville, Virginia, is a founding member and has been a Director of the Bank since 2007 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Traille has a Bachelor in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Traille is a Certified Public Accountant and was a founding Partner and CEO of GALLINA LLP where he provided accounting and tax consulting services.

 

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