Our Board of Directors was formed with prominent industry professionals who have prior bank board experience and who are highly accomplished in the area of financial services.
Bruce H. Cabral, Retired Banking Executive
Bruce H. Cabral is Former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Union Bank. During his 32 year career at Union Bank, he held various positions in commercial and real estate lending gaining valuable banking experience. Bruce received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University and completed the Stanford Executive Program.
Paula R. Collins, Founder & CEO, WDG Ventures, Inc.
Paula Collins is the Chief Executive Officer of WDG Ventures Inc, and President of Portfolio Real Estate Consulting, real estate development consulting firms formed in 1988 and 2003 respectively. She was appointed by the President of the United States to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors. Paula serves as a Director of the national board of the American Automobile Association. She has held numerous civic and community leadership positions as a member of the Bay Area business community. In 2018, San Francisco Business Times named Paula as the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, receiving the Inspire Award that honored her leadership, creativity, integrity, perseverance, and strategic vision. Paula holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, and a Master of City Planning degree from M.I.T.
Steve Heitel, Chief Executive Officer, Presidio Bank
Steve Heitel has over three decades of leadership experience in commercial banking. He joined Presidio Bank as President in 2008 and was promoted to CEO in 2009. Before joining Presidio Bank, Steve served as President and CEO of Mid-Peninsula Bank (Palo Alto) the $1 Billion flagship of Greater Bay Bancorp. He previously served as President & CEO of San Jose National Bank and as Executive Vice President of Cupertino National Bank, also part of Greater Bay. Previous experience includes executive roles within Bank of America, heading the bank’s Bay Area commercial banking activities, focusing on middle market businesses with revenues from $50 million to $500 million. Steve is involved in a variety of civic and non-profit organizations in his community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Children’s Health Council, a Palo Alto based not-for-profit focusing on child and adolescent mental health issues. Steve also serves on the Board of B.T. Mancini Company, Inc., a privately-held flooring and architectural products contractor headquartered in San Jose. Steve holds a B.S. Degree in Finance from the University of San Francisco.
Robert B. Leet, BUSINESS CONSULTANT
Robert Leet is currently self-employed as a business consultant in the Bay Area. He has a 45 year banking career which included serving as Executive Vice President, Senior Lending Officer, and Chair of the Loan Committee at The Mechanics Bank. Prior to joining The Mechanics Bank, Robert 's career included a variety of managerial roles with Wells Fargo Bank over a 17 year period, serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of San Francisco, and President & Chief Executive Officer of California National Bank. Robert is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and holds a B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley.
STEPHEN D. MEYER, FOUNDER, SD MAYER & ASSOCIATES
Stephen Mayer is Founder and Managing Partner of SD Mayer & Associates, LLP, an accounting, consulting and wealth management firm. SDM uses proprietary technology that creates a more seamless, proactive approach to helping clients achieve their business and financial goals. Prior to SDM, Stephen founded and served as Managing Partner of Burr Pilger Mayer, the largest non-Big 4 full service accounting firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Stephen boards the SF Chamber of Commerce, Bay Area Council, SF Center for Economic Development, Riordan High School, and SF School Alliance Advisory Council. Stephen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPA's and holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from U.C. Berkeley. He is also a graduate of Leadership San Francisco.
Gregory J. Moss, REGIONAL Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield
Gregory J. Moss serves as the Regional Managing Principal of the Cushman & Wakefield Northern California region, overseeing operations in San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Monterey, Sacramento, and North Bay. He has worked in the real estate industry for 25 years. Gregory joined the predecessor firm, BT Commercial Real Estate, as Managing Partner in 2001. He has worked extensively with institutional portfolios assisting with project leasing, tenant representation, acquisitions, dispositions and property management. Gregory holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Larry Nibbi, Chief Executive Officer, Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
As the second generation of leadership in Nibbi Brothers, a leading Bay Area construction firm, Larry Nibbi has strong regional knowledge in real estate and the building trades. He has served on the Board of Directors of Borel Private Bank & Trust. A leader in the Bay Area business, labor and non-profit communities, Larry serves on numerous boards and committees including SF Center for Economic Development, HEART of San Mateo County, Carpenters Health and Welfare Trust Fund, Committee on Jobs, and San Francisco Boys and Girls Club. A life-long baseball fan, Larry is also a member of the ownership group of the San Francisco Giants.
Marina H. Park, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Northern California
Marina H. Park is CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northern California. Prior to the Girl Scouts, she was the Managing Partner of an international law firm and gained over 20 years of broad legal experience as an attorney specializing in technology transactions, intellectual property, licensing and litigation for emerging growth and established companies. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley and Law degree from University of Michigan. The San Francisco Business Times honored Marina as the Most Influential Women in Business for multiple years.
James S. Westfall, Principal WALT Systems
James S. Westfall’s over 30-year career includes 12 years cumulative experience as the chief financial officer of three financial service companies. Previously, he was an Assistant Treasurer at Bank of America for 15 years with responsibilities concentrated in interest rate, liquidity, and capital risk management and control. He is past president of the National Asset Liability Management Association. James holds a BA in economics from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Chicago in finance and accounting.
Jim R. Woolwine, Chairman of the Board, Presidio Bank
Jim Woolwine is one of the founders of Presidio Bank and has over five decades of experience in the banking industry. Since 2006, he has laid the foundation for Presidio Bank’s growth. Before founding Presidio Bank, Jim was the former Chairman of Golden Gate Bank in San Francisco, where he was a member of the group that acquired the bank in 1984. He then became President of Golden Gate Bank in 1985 which later became a subsidiary of Greater Bay Bancorp. which was later sold to Wells Fargo. Beginning in 1979, Jim headed Bank of California's Northern California Banking Division. He worked for First Chicago from 1972-1979, where his last position held was that of Senior Vice President and head of the Los Angeles Regional Office. Jim currently serves on the Board of Regents of the Hanna Boys Center. Jim has served on the Community Bank Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve. He is past board member of Delta Dental of California, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, California Bankers Association, Western Independent Bankers, The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, The Senior Olympic Games, and Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. He is past Chairman of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Jim also served on the board of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee where he chaired the San Francisco Bay Area’s Bid for 2012 Olympic Games. He was also the recipient of the Man and Youth Award from San Francisco Boys and Girls Club. He earned his B.A. Degree from the University of Notre Dame and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.