W. Kirk Wycoff
W. Kirk Wycoff has served as a director of our Bank since 2015. Mr. Wycoff is the Managing Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, a private equity fund headquartered in Radnor, PA, which has deployed over $978 million in capital, maintaining a long only, value-oriented buy and hold strategy designed to provide growth capital to financial services companies that require additional equity to grow. Prior to joining Patriot Financial Partners, Mr. Wycoff served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Bank Holdings, Inc., a de novo community bank serving the Philadelphia metro market, from 2005 to 2007, and from 1991 to 2004 he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Progress Financial Corp. and Progress Bank. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Banc of California (NYSE: BANC), Grasshopper Bancorp, Inc., Auxilior Capital Partners, Inc., Numerated Growth Technologies and Miria Holdings, Inc., and recently served as a director of Radius Bancorp, Porter Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBIB), Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) and its subsidiary, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, and Heritage Commerce Corp. (NASDAQ: HTBK) and its subsidiary, Heritage Bank of Commerce. Previous board positions held by Mr. Wycoff include Square 1 Financial, Inc., NewSpring Ventures-Fund I, NewSpring Mezzanine Fund as well as service on the board of The Lincoln Center during which he served as Chair of its Finance Committee. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Finance from Franklin & Marshall College. Mr. Wycoff’s 40 years in the banking industry, which includes over 18 years of experience as an executive officer and more than 10 years in various director positions, brings extensive leadership and community banking experience to our Board, including executive management, risk, credit and resolution experience, risk assessment skills and public company expertise.