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Advisory Board

Byron A. Scordelis

Byron A. Scordelis

Byron A. Scordelis

Retired Chairman and CEO, Greater Bay Bancorp

Byron A. Scordelis, Director, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Greater Bay Bancorp from January 1, 2004 until its sale in October 1, 2007. He joined Greater Bay Bancorp in 2001 as its Chief Operating Officer and President of the Greater Bay Banking Group, which was comprised of the company's banking subsidiaries as well as its business and technology operations, trust services and human resources activities.

Mr. Scordelis has previously served as an Executive Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank, where he was named President of the San Francisco Bay Area Region and was responsible for the management of 235 financial service offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He joined Wells Fargo in 1998 as an Executive Vice President responsible for its retail banking activities in seven western states, and was appointed as a co-chair of its integration task force following the bank's merger with Norwest.

From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Scordelis served President and Chief Executive Officer of Eureka Bank, a $2.5 billion savings institution with forty offices located in the greater Bay Area. He began his career in 1974 with Bank of America where he held positions of increasing responsibility in corporate finance, corporate strategic planning, merger integration, and other staff and managerial areas before being named as Senior Vice President and head of its San Francisco Bay Area Region in 1985.

Mr. Scordelis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he earned bachelor's degrees in economics and natural resource studies in 1972. He received a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University in 1974. Mr. Scordelis currently serves on the Board of Regents at Santa Clara University where he is also a member of its Audit Committee. He is also a former Chairman of the Board of EHC LifeBuilders, a non-profit organization, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Elios Charitable Foundation.