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

Officers & Directors

Executive Management

Randall S. Eslick
Randall S. Eslick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Randall S. Eslick Mr. Eslick has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2013 and has over 38 years of banking experience. He previously served as Regional President of Merchants Bank of Commerce (8 years), as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager (3 years), and as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer (1 year). Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Eslick was employed by a community business bank based in Sacramento for 14 years, and he began his career in banking with a major California bank where he worked for 5 years. Mr. Eslick was appointed to the Board of the Company and to the board of directors of Merchants 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 Board. Mr. Eslick serves on the ALCO, CRA, Loan, and Technology Committees of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Robert H. Muttera
Robert H. Muttera
Executive Vice President Chief Credit Officer
Robert H. Muttera Mr. Muttera has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Company since January 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President at a commercial real estate advisory firm (6 years), as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of three California independent financial institutions (22 years), and as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer of a California independent financial institution (4 years). He began his career as a senior accountant and certified public accountant at an international public accounting firm.
James A. Sundquist
James A. Sundquist
Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer
James A. Sundquist Mr. Sundquist has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Principal Financial and 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, including in the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (9 years), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2 years), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (11 years), and Vice President and Controller (4 years). Prior to his bank service, Mr. Sundquist was employed as a certified public accountant at an international public accounting firm.

Senior Management

John-David Phelps
John-David Phelps
Senior Vice President Chief Information Officer
John-David Phelps Mr. Phelps has served as Senior Vice President Chief Information Officer since September 2019. Prior to that he held a similar position at another financial institution and has over 20 years of experience in technology. Mr. Phelps has a Masters of Science in Information Systems from University of San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from University of Phoenix.
Carl W. Rood
Carl W. Rood
Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Carl W. Rood Mr. Rood has served as Senior Vice President 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 Human Resources Director
Bonnie A. Smith Ms. Smith has served as Senior Vice President Human Resources Director since November 2017. Prior to that she served as Vice President 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.
Debra A. Sylvester
Debra A. Sylvester
Senior Vice President Chief Administrative Officer
Debra A. Sylvester Ms. Sylvester has served as Senior Vice President Chief Administrative Officer since 2004. Ms. Sylvester has held various administrative positions with the Company since 1984.

Board of Directors

Bank of Commerce Holdings and Merchants Bank of Commerce

Lyle L. Tullis
Lyle L. Tullis
Chairman of the Board; Chairman Executive & Long-Range Planning Committees
Lyle L. Tullis Mr. Tullis has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since May 2003. Mr. Tullis was appointed Chairman of the Board of Bank of Commerce Holdings and of Merchants 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 serves as Chairman of both the Executive Committee and 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 Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Orin N. Bennett
Orin N. Bennett
Chairman Loan Committee
Orin N. Bennett Mr. Bennett has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce since September 2005 and of Bank of Commerce Holdings 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 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 Merchants Bank of Commerce Loan Committee.
Gary R. Burks
Gary R. Burks
Chairman Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Gary R. Burks Mr. Burks has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce since June 2007 and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since May 2008. Mr. Burks has been General Manager of Blach Beverage LLC (an Anheuser-Busch wholesale distributor) since 2018. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of Foothill Distributing Company, Inc. (an independent wholesale distributor for Anheuser-Busch products) in Redding from 1991 to 2018 and General Manager from 1982-1991, with 27 years of experience on its board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Redding Colt 45s, a collegiate summer baseball team. He was formerly a Loaned Executive and an Executive Board member for the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce, served as President of Redding Rotary, and was on the Corporate Governance Committee of the United Way of Northern California. 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 Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Randall S. Eslick
Randall S. Eslick
President and Chief Executive Officer
Randall S. Eslick Mr. Eslick has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 2013 and has over 38 years of banking experience. He previously served as Regional President of Merchants Bank of Commerce (8 years), as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager (3 years), and as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer (1 year). Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Eslick was employed by a community business bank based in Sacramento for 14 years, and he began his career in banking with a major California bank where he worked for 5 years. Mr. Eslick was appointed to the Board of the Company and to the board of directors of Merchants 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 Board. Mr. Eslick serves on the ALCO, CRA, Loan, and Technology Committees of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Joseph Q. Gibson
Joseph Q. Gibson
Chairman CRA Committee
Joseph Q. Gibson Mr. Gibson has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce since November 2009 and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since May 2010. Mr. Gibson has been an insurance agent for 38 years and has over 40 years of experience in business management. He was an owner of SFI Insurance, Inc. from 1982 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 District Board, Shasta College Foundation Board, Shasta-Trinity Regional Occupational 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 serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board. He also serves as Chairman of the CRA Committee and as a member of the ALCO, Loan, and Technology Committees of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Jon W. Halfhide
Jon W. Halfhide
Vice Chairman of the Board; Chairman ALCO & Executive Compensation Committees
Jon W. Halfhide Mr. Halfhide has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce since July 2005 and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since May 2006. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Bank of Commerce Holdings and of Merchants Bank of Commerce in February 2013. Mr. Halfhide has been a health care consultant since 2013 and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shasta Regional Community Foundation, as a member of its Investment Committee, as Executive Chair and member of its Audit Committee, and as a member of its Community Disaster Relief Fund Committee. He also serves on the Simpson University Community Advisory Council. From 2000 to 2013, Mr. Halfhide served as President of Dignity Healthcare North State Service Area and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital. He has 29 years of management experience with Dignity Health (a health care provider) 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 serves as Chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee, and is a member of the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance, Executive, Long-Range Planning, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board. He also serves as Chairman of the ALCO Committee of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
David J. Inderkum
David J. Inderkum
David J. Inderkum Mr. Inderkum has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since January 2019. Mr. Inderkum has been involved with his family’s business, Coast Line Supply and Equipment located in Sacramento, California, since 1979 and has been its owner since 1998. He was a board member of The Merchants National Bank of Sacramento starting in 2003 and a board member of Merchants Holding Company starting in 2008 until they were acquired by the Company effective January 31, 2019. He has been a member of the non-profit Sportsmen’s Legacy Foundation since 2001 and has been their President/Chairman of the Board since 2012. He has also been an active member of The Sutter Club since 2003. Mr. Inderkum serves on the Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board. He also serves as a member of the ALCO and CRA Committees of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Linda J. Miles
Linda J. Miles
Chairwoman Technology Committee
Linda J. Miles Ms. Miles has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce since July 2013 and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since May 2014. Ms. Miles served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and of Merchants Bank of Commerce from 2009 until her retirement in 2013. From 1996 to 2009, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. From 1989 to 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 serves on the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance and Long-Range Planning Committees of the Board. She also serves as Chairwoman of the Technology Committee and as a member of the ALCO and CRA Committees of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Karl L. Silberstein
Karl L. Silberstein
Chairman Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance Committee
Karl L. Silberstein Mr. Silberstein has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since June 2016. Mr. Silberstein has over 40 years of combined professional experience in public accounting and financial executive leadership. From 2011 to 2019, he was Senior Vice President, Financial Operations at Dignity Health, and he held various other positions with Dignity Health beginning in 2000. He also served as staff to its Audit Committee. He has 12 years of experience as a certified public accountant providing auditing and consulting services. Mr. Silberstein serves as Chairman of the Audit and Qualified Legal Compliance Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Compensation and Long-Range Planning Committees of the Board and serves on the ALCO Committee of Merchants Bank of Commerce.
Terence John Street
Terence John Street
Terence John Street Mr. Street has been a director of Merchants Bank of Commerce since August 2012 and of Bank of Commerce Holdings since May 2013. Mr. Street has been the project director of the general contracting division of Clark Pacific, which manufactures prefabricated building systems, since 2019, and was the general manager of the general contracting division from 2014 to 2019. He is the past President of Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. located in El Dorado Hills, California. Mr. Street serves on the non-profit boards of directors of Mercy Foundation Sacramento, Cristo Rey High School, and Jesuit 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 Diocese. 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 and Technology Committees of Merchants Bank of Commerce.