Officers & Directors BANK OF COMMERCE HOLDINGS (NASDAQ - BOCH)

Officers & Directors

Executive Management Team

Randall S. Eslick
Randall S. Eslick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Randall S. Eslick Randall S. Eslick has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2013. Immediately prior, he served as Regional President of Roseville Bank of Commerce (now known as Sacramento Bank of Commerce, a division of Redding Bank of Commerce) from December 2005 to November 2013. From 2002 until December 2005, Mr. Eslick served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Roseville Bank of Commerce. Mr. Eslick joined the Company in March 2001 as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. Mr. Eslick was appointed to the Board of the Company and to the board of directors of Redding Bank of Commerce in November 2013 when he assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. As the Chief Executive Officer and a director, Mr. Eslick serves as the primary liaison between the Board and management and as the executive officer with overall responsibility for executing the Company’s strategic plan. Mr. Eslick serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Company. Mr. Eslick presently serves on the ALCO, CRA, Loan, and Technology committees of Redding Bank of Commerce.
Samuel D. Jimenez
Samuel D. Jimenez
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Samuel D. Jimenez Samuel D. Jimenez has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2013. Mr. Jimenez has served the Company in multiple capacities since 2003. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company from May 2009 to December 2014. He was promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President in March 2011. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, he served as Vice President and Director of Risk Management of Redding Bank of Commerce beginning in September 2003 and was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President in February 2006. Mr. Jimenez was a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Examiner from 1992 to 2003. Mr. Jimenez is a certified public accountant. He also serves as Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Company.
James A. Sundquist
James A. Sundquist
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
James A. Sundquist James A. Sundquist has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company since December 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sundquist had been retired since 2008. Mr. Sundquist has worked at several California independent financial institutions over the course of his career. From 1998-2007 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, from 1996-1998 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, from 1984-1995 he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and from 1979-1983 he served as Vice President and Controller. Prior to his bank service, Mr. Sundquist was employed as a certified public accountant at an international public accounting firm from 1977-1979.
Robert H. Muttera
Robert H. Muttera
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Robert H. Muttera Robert H. Muttera has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Company since January 2014, and he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of American River Bankshares from 2012-2013. Mr. Muttera served as Senior Vice President at a commercial real estate advisory firm from 2006-2012, as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of two California independent financial institutions from 1983-2005, and as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer of a California independent financial institution from 1979-1983. From 1975-1979, he was a Senior Accountant and Certified Public Accountant at an international public accounting firm.

Senior Management Team

Debra A. Sylvester
Debra A. Sylvester
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Debra A. Sylvester Debra A. Sylvester has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since 2004. Ms. Sylvester has held various administrative positions with the Company since 1984.
Carl W. Rood
Carl W. Rood
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Carl W. Rood Carl W. Rood has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since October 2016. Prior to that he held similar positions at other financial institutions and has over 30 years of experience in banking. Mr. Rood has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was a finance major at California State University, Sacramento.
Bonnie A. Smith
Bonnie A. Smith
Senior Vice President and Human Resources Director
Bonnie A. Smith Bonnie A. Smith has served as Senior Vice President and Human Resources Director since November 2017. Prior to that she served as Vice President and Human Resources Director since August 2015. She has over 14 years of experience in human resources. Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, Business Option degree from California State University.
Craig A. Heimuller
Craig A. Heimuller
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Craig A. Heimuller Craig A. Heimuller has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since October 2017. Prior to that he held a similar role at another financial institution and has over 20 years of experience in banking. Mr. Heimuller has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University.

Board of Directors

Lyle L. Tullis
Lyle L. Tullis
Chairman of the Board; Chairman Executive & Long-Range Planning Committees
Lyle L. Tullis Lyle L. Tullis has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce and of the Company since May 2003. Mr. Tullis was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company and of Redding Bank of Commerce in February 2013. Since February 1976, Mr. Tullis has served as president of Tullis, Inc., a general engineering construction company. Mr. Tullis is the past District Chairman of the Eureka and Shasta Districts of the Associated General Contractors of California. Mr. Tullis’ extensive business experience, which includes project financing, budgets, bidding and oversight of the final project, and his involvement in local community activities make him a valuable member of the Board. Mr. Tullis serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee and is a member of the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance, Executive Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees of the Board. He is also a member of the ALCO and Loan committees of Redding Bank of Commerce.
Orin N. Bennett
Orin N. Bennett
Chairman Loan Committee
Orin N. Bennett Orin N. Bennett has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce since September 2005 and of the Company since May 2006. Mr. Bennett is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Oregon. He formed a civil engineering business in 1995 that in 2008 became Bennett Engineering Services in Roseville, California, which provides civil engineering services primarily in California. Mr. Bennett also is a partner in BD Properties, LLC, a real estate investment company. Mr. Bennett was employed by the international engineering firm of CH2M Hill prior to forming his own civil engineering business in 1979. Mr. Bennett’s knowledge of the Sacramento market and his real estate experience offer insight into the existing opportunities for a community bank to provide its services and operations and make his continued service on the Board a valuable asset. Mr. Bennett serves on the Executive, Executive Compensation, Long-Range Planning, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees of the Board. He also serves as Chairman of the Redding Bank of Commerce Loan Committee.
Gary R. Burks
Gary R. Burks
Chairman Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Gary R. Burks Gary R. Burks has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce since June 2007 and of the Company since May 2008. Mr. Burks has been Vice President and General Manager of Foothill Distributing Company, Inc. (an independent wholesale company of Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC) in Redding since 1991 and has over twenty years of experience on its board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Redding Colt 45s, a collegiate baseball team. He formerly volunteered as a Loaned Executive for the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce, served as president of Redding Rotary, was an Executive Board member of the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce, and was on the Corporate Governance Committee of the United Way of Northern California. Mr. Burks’ experience in running a large-scale company and his involvement in many academic and community activities make him a valuable member of the Board. Mr. Burks serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance, Executive Compensation, and Long-Range Planning committees of the Board. Mr. Burks also serves on the Technology Committee of Redding Bank of Commerce.
Randall S. Eslick
Randall S. Eslick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Randall S. Eslick Randall S. Eslick has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2013. Immediately prior, he served as Regional President of Roseville Bank of Commerce (now known as Sacramento Bank of Commerce, a division of Redding Bank of Commerce) from December 2005 to November 2013. From 2002 until December 2005, Mr. Eslick served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Roseville Bank of Commerce. Mr. Eslick joined the Company in March 2001 as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer. Mr. Eslick was appointed to the Board of the Company and to the board of directors of Redding Bank of Commerce in November 2013 when he assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. As the Chief Executive Officer and a director, Mr. Eslick serves as the primary liaison between the Board and management and as the executive officer with overall responsibility for executing the Company’s strategic plan. Mr. Eslick serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Company. Mr. Eslick presently serves on the ALCO, CRA, Loan, and Technology committees of Redding Bank of Commerce.
Joseph Q. Gibson
Joseph Q. Gibson
Chairman CRA Committee
Joseph Q. Gibson Joseph Q. Gibson has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce since November 2009 and of the Company since May 2010. Mr. Gibson has been an insurance agent for over twenty-five years and has forty years of experience in business management. He was an owner of SFI Insurance, Inc. from 1992 until it merged with George Petersen Insurance in 2017, and he was a teacher and administrator for Anderson Union High School from 1973 to 2003. He currently serves on the Anderson Union High School Board, Shasta College Foundation Board, Shasta Trinity Regional Occupation Program Board, and Shasta Historical Society Board. He is past president of Riverview Golf and Country Club and past president of the Anderson Rotary. Mr. Gibson’s extensive experience in the insurance industry, as well as his experience working with various organizations involved in academic and community activities, makes him a valuable member of the Board. Mr. Gibson serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board. He also serves the Redding Bank of Commerce board as Chairman of the CRA Committee and as a member of the ALCO and Technology committees.
Jon W. Halfhide
Jon W. Halfhide
Vice Chairman of the Board; Chairman ALCO & Executive Compensation Committees
Jon W. Halfhide Jon W. Halfhide has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce since July 2005 and of the Company since May 2006. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company and of Redding Bank of Commerce in February 2013. Mr. Halfhide has been a health care consultant since 2013 and serves on the board of directors and on the Investment and Audit Committees of Shasta Regional Community Foundation. From January 2000 to January 2013, Mr. Halfhide served as president of Dignity Healthcare North State Service Area and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. He has twenty-eight years of management experience with Dignity Healthcare and has served in the capacity of Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer with Dignity Health North State. Mr. Halfhide also served on the non-profit board of directors of Mercy Foundation North and Catholic Healthcare West North State and on the non-profit board of directors of the Tehama County Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Halfhide’s experience as a certified public accountant, his designation as an audit committee financial expert, his knowledge of running a health care facility, and his involvement in community activities make his continued service to the Board a valuable asset. Mr. Halfhide serves as Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance, Executive, and Long-Range Planning committees of the Board. He qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under SEC regulations. He also serves the Redding Bank of Commerce board as Chairman of the ALCO Committee and as a member of the Technology Committee.
Linda J. Miles
Linda J. Miles
Chairwoman Technology Committee
Linda J. Miles Linda J. Miles has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce since July 2013 and of the Company since May 2014. Ms. Miles served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and of Redding Bank of Commerce from May 2009 until her retirement in February 2013. From January 1996 to April 2009, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From October 1989 to December 1995, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Before joining the Company, Ms. Miles was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at another California independent financial institution. Ms. Miles’ institutional knowledge, community banking experience and extensive history with the Company make her a valuable member of the Board. Ms. Miles serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board. She also serves the Redding Bank of Commerce board as Chairwoman of the Technology Committee and as a member of the ALCO and CRA committees.
Karl L. Silberstein
Karl L. Silberstein
Chairman Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance Committee
Karl L. Silberstein Karl L. Silberstein has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce and of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Silberstein has thirty-nine years of combined professional experience in public accounting and financial executive leadership. Since 2011, he has been Senior Vice President, Financial Operations at Dignity Health, a healthcare company with $12 billion in annual revenue, and he has held various other positions with Dignity Health since 2000. He also serves as staff to its Audit Committee. He has twelve years of experience as a certified public accountant providing auditing and consulting services. Mr. Silberstein’s experience as a certified public accountant, designation as an audit committee financial expert, and service on numerous other corporate and non-profit boards, including roles as chair and president, make him a valuable member of the Board. Mr. Silberstein serves as Chairman of the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance Committee and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under SEC regulations. He is also a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board.
Terence J. Street
Terence J. Street
Terence J. Street Terence J. Street has been a director of Redding Bank of Commerce since August 2012 and of the Company since May 2013. Mr. Street has been the general manager of the general contracting division of Clark Pacific, which manufactures prefabricated building systems, since 2015 and is the past President of Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. located in El Dorado Hills, California. Mr. Street serves on the non-profit board of directors of Mercy Foundation Sacramento and of Cristo Rey High School. He is past Chairman of the Board of United Business Bank, is a past director of the Construction Employers’ Association, is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Jesuit High School, and was formerly a board member of the Catholic Foundation of the Sacramento Dioceses. Mr. Street’s business acumen, integrity, leadership and knowledge of the Sacramento market as well as his community service make him a valuable member of the Board. Mr. Street serves on the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance, Long-Range Planning, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees of the Board. He also serves on the Loan Committee of Redding Bank of Commerce.