Board of Directors
William E. Purcell, Chairman and Director, has been the President of Purcell International since 1984. The company is 56 years old and is engaged in the business of food importation and brokerage. Mr. Purcell received a BA in International Economics from U.C. Berkeley in 1975. He was a member of 5 National Championship water polo teams and a 10 time All American. He founded Diablo Water Polo in 1999. He is also a former Board member of the Olympic Club, the Meat Importers Council of America and the Association of Food Importers.
Gunter M. Unruh, Vice Chairman and Director, since 1979 has been the president/owner of Metric Design and Manufacturing, Inc., a firm that specializes in engineering, machining and manufacturing in Campbell. Before owning his own company Mr. Unruh was a manufacturing specialist with IBM and a stockbroker. Mr. Unruh holds a degree from Berufs & Handelsschule Trade Technical College, Moenchen-Gladbach, Germany.
Frank Tsai, Director, was one of the original founders of the Bank and served as the Chairman of the Board of the Bank from 1999 to 2003. He has more than 20 years of business and finance experience in emerging growth and medium sized companies either as chief financial officer or chief executive officer. Since 2006, he has been a Partner in FLG Partners, LLC, a professional services company providing interim and long term financial services to Bay Area companies. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Sr. VP of Finance and CFO of Summerville Senior Living, Inc., a privately held senior living company operating or managing 40+ assisted living communities. From 1996 until 2000 he was the CFO of American Baptist Homes of the West, a $100 million chain of retirement communities. Mr. Tsai received his Masters degrees in Business Administration from Northwestern University and Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota.
Dimitri V. Koroslev, Director, joined the Board of Directors in August 2005. He founded and is currently the President of Bay Business Credit, a privately held company engaged in asset-based lending to emerging companies throughout California and Nevada. Mr. Koroslev has been engaged in asset-based lending for over 30 years in a management capacity with Commonwealth Financial Corp., Foothill Capital Corp., and National Acceptance Company of California. He was a director of Bay Commercial Services and Bay Bank of Commerce from 1990 until 2000. He is co-founder and past president of the Northern California Commercial Finance Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1971.
William S. Keller, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, joined the Bank in April 2009. Prior to being appointed President, Chief Operating Officer and Director, Mr. Keller provided consulting services to the Bank from November 2008 through March 2009. Mr. Keller served as a banking consultant from April 2008 until March 2009. He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Diablo Valley Bank from October 2003 until its acquisition by Heritage Bank of Commerce in April 2008. Mr. Keller previously was president and chief executive officer of Bay Bank of Commerce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Greater Bay Bancorp and senior vice president of CivicBank of Commerce. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, East Bay and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington. He has been active in local non-profit organizations, including acting as a board member of Oakland's Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation.
Eddie C. Cheung, Director, is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, and on the clinical faculty at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been involved in clinical practice, research and teaching for forty years and is involved on a national and international level in a number of efforts in the fight against hepatitis. In that regard, he is currently Chairman of the American Liver Foundation's National Asian Leadership Advisory Council and on the Board of the ALF Northern California Division, past President of the Chinese American Physicians Society, where he currently chairs the hepatitis committee, on the Asian Health Foundation Board of Advisors and was Chief of Hepatology for the V.A. Northern CA Health Care System from 2005-2010. Dr. Cheung received his medical degree from Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, received medical training at Tri-service General Hospital and Central Clinic in Taipei as well as Catholic Medical Center in New York and served as a Fellow in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the University of Louisville.
Tracey A. Enfantino, Director, has been General Manager of Environmental Systems, Inc. since 1990. The company is a mechanical contractor and energy management services provider, with offices in San Jose and Sacramento. She is part of the second generation owning and operating the firm. She has been with the company for over thirty years. Mrs. Enfantino was a founder of San Jose based Heritage Bank of Commerce and served as a director of the bank from 1994-2003. Over the last two decades, Mrs. Enfantino has served as a trustee, and board member on numerous organizations, community boards, and non-profits, and schools. In 2004, she helped establish a community foundation for the communities of Saratoga and Monte Sereno and currently serves on the board of directors of that foundation. She currently serves as a trustee of the San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, and the San Jose State Spartan Foundation.
Raymond J. Figone, Director, since 1976 has been the owner of Figone Materials, Inc., dba South Bay Materials, a landscape and building materials supply company in San Jose, California. He is also the owner of Power Go Leasing, Inc., a motorized equipment leasing company in San Jose. He began doing business in Santa Clara County in 1976 as a partner and manager of Monte Vista Garden Center in Cupertino. In 1982, he and his father purchased Monterey Garden Center in South San Jose and after moving the business to the Willow Glen area of San Jose in 1989, the company was renamed South Bay Materials. Mr. Figone became sole owner of the company in 1996. In addition to his personal business interests, Mr. Figone was an organizer and proposed director of " Pacific Commonwealth Bank, Proposed" in 2007. The Bank was intended to be located in San Jose, California and obtained approval of the California Department of Financial Institutions ("CDFI") to organize. The Bank obtained Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approval of its deposit insurance application in early 2009, but due to economic recession, Pacific Commonwealth Bank, In Organization withdrew its regulatory application approvals.
John "Jack" Hounslow, a prior director of three Danville-based banks, including two in which he served as founding Chairman, brings valuable corporate administration and governance, as well as strategic planning and investor relations experience to the Bank. Mr. Hounslow also has over 40 years of senior management experience in diverse industries including technology, energy services and natural resources. Mr. Hounslow has a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York, and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Syracuse University Graduate School of Business. In addition to his role as director, Mr. Hounslow will also provide strategic consulting services to the Bank.
James "Jim" Mayer is a 30-year veteran of the Contra Costa County banking market. During his career he held leadership positions in the key areas of credit administration, bank operations, SBA lending and marketing, before culminating his career as CEO of three successful local community banks. Mr. Mayer attended the University of San Francisco and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.