Meet the Management Team

Our Management Team

  • Bill Keller
    William S. Keller
    President & CEO / Director

    William S. Keller joined CBB in April 2009. Prior to being appointed President, Chief Executive 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 nonprofit organizations, including acting as a board member of Oakland’s Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation.

  • Mukhtar Ali
    Mukhtar Ali
    Chief Credit Officer

    Mukhtar Ali joined the Bank in January 2018. He has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Mission National Bank, San Francisco, California from 2012 to 2017. Mr. Ali is graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington.

  • Dan Northway
    Daniel A. Northway
    Chief Financial Officer

    Daniel A. Northway, Chief Financial Officer, joined the Bank in November, 2018. He has thirty-five years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scott Valley Bank, Yreka, California from 2004 until its acquisition by Mechanics Bank, Walnut Creek, California in 2018. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Learner Financial Corporation, the parent holding company for Scott Valley Bank, from 2011 to 2015, and was its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Northway received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

  • Kay Adler
    Kay F. Adler
    Chief Operating Officer

    Kay Adler joined the bank in October, 2019. She has over 30 years’ experience in the banking industry, spending her entire career in community financial institutions. Prior to joining the Bank, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at New Resource Bank in San Francisco, California where she joined in 2011. At New Resource she gained a real appreciation for values-based banking and is passionate about making the banking system work for the good of our communities, and not the 1%. Previously, she served as SVP, Director of IT at 1st Pacific Bank in San Diego, CA. She attended UC San Diego, receiving a degree in Applied Math.

  • Chaula Pandya
    Chaula M. Pandya
    SVP, Chief Technology Officer

    Chaula M. Pandya has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank in October 2007 she served as Vice President of Cash Management at City National Bank from 2001 to 2002. She was employed with Civic Bank of Commerce from 1993 through 2001. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin.

  • Mark Roach
    Mark Roach
    SVP, Chief Banking Officer

    Mark comes to CBB with an extensive background in Structured Commercial Real Estate Lending and Portfolio Management. With almost 30 years of banking and lending experience, he is exceptionally knowledgeable in client marketing, structuring, risk determination, and due diligence. Prior to CBB, Mark spent over seven years as a Senior Vice President Client Manager in the Commercial Real Estate Bank of Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch. He was also a Senior Vice President of Mid Peninsula Bank / Greater Bay Bank Corp which was acquired by Wells Fargo in 2002. He is adept at arranging large commercial real estate transactions up to $50 million.

  • John Norawong
    John Norawong
    SVP, Director of Banking

    John is a career banker. He started his banking career right here in Oakland some twenty five years ago. John has held a wide variety of commercial banking and corporate finance positions with overall responsibility for leadership and strategic development for serving business clients . Prior to joining CBB, John was Regional Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking for a bank in the Pacific Northwest. His banking experience has included managing teams of seasoned commercial and business bankers for both large and medium-sized banks. John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance/Marketing from Brigham Young University and his MBA from University of Tennessee.

  • Margie Perry
    Margie Perry
    SVP, Chief Customer Experience Officer

    Dedicated to her clients and community for over 40 years, Margie Perry has been a leading banker at some of San Ramon Valley’s finest independent banks; from the Bank of San Ramon Valley to Diablo Valley Bank. She is proud to be part of Community Bank of the Bay’s commitment to solution-driven, relationship-based approach to banking through strong partnerships with clients and community organizations. Margie is a true believer in the customer relationship and embraces the customer for life philosophy.