John E. Rossell III, President & CEO
California Bank of Commerce
John E. Rossell III of Lafayette, California, is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Bank. Mr. Rossell also chairs the Bank's Executive Management Committee. Mr. Rossell has over 22 years of commercial banking experience, 15 of those in the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, he was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Santa Cruz County Bank.
Mr. Rossell served as President of Protective Financial Insurance, Inc., under its DBA Benmark West. This privately-held corporation provides non-qualified benefits consulting and insurance-based funding strategies for directors and senior executives of financial institutions in nine western states.
Mr. Rossell was the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Commerce Corp and Heritage Bank of Commerce, in San Jose, California.
Prior to establishing Heritage Bank of Commerce, Mr. Rossell was the Senior Credit Officer for Silicon Valley Bank where he served as Chairman of the Credit Committee for the Commercial Division. Mr. Rossell was successively the President and Chief Executive Officer of three subsidiary banks of Mark Twain Bancshares, headquartered in St. Louis Missouri, including its lead bank, Mark Twain National Bank.
Following his employment with Mark Twain Bancshares, Mr. Rossell was a Senior Consultant with the St. Louis accounting firm of Brown, Smith and Wallace, providing merger and acquisition and financial planning services for middle market companies.
Prior to joining Mark Twain Bancshares, Mr. Rossell was employed by Wells Fargo Bank where he held successive positions as Vice President in the San Francisco Corporate Banking Group and as President of Wells Fargo and Company, Canada,Ltd., a Toronto-based commercial finance subsidiary.
Mr. Rossell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the Darden School of the University of Virginia. Click here for more company information.
Franz Von Bradsky, President
Green Tree Capital
Franz has over 35 years’ experience working with or for privately owned middle market companies. He has served as president, chief financial officer, controller and director of a number of private companies (ITM International, Intraco, Meridien Marketing and Pandick California) with sales ranging from $25 to $100 million and as an audit manager in Price Waterhouse’s New York City office.Green Tree Capital was co-founded by Franz in 1985 to serve the special needs of privately owned middle market companies. The firm specializes in arranging mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for companies with revenues between $5 million and $50 million. In addition, the firm arranges acquisition and expansion financing through the private placement of debt and equity with institutional investors.In 1972 Franz obtained his CPA from New York State. He holds a BS in General Business and Finance from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA in Accounting from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.Franz is a director of the Seattle chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and is Chairman of the Northwest Growth Financing Conference. A member of ACG since 1985, Franz has served in many senior leadership positions - Vice President of the Association for Corporate Growth for 1996-97 and Chairman of the 26th annual lnterGrowth conference held in San Antonio in 1997. He served as Director, Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of ACG from 1994-96 and as a Director and Assistant Treasurer of ACG from 1992-94.Franz has been a director and president of the San Francisco chapter of ACG and director and president of the Los Angeles chapter of ACG. Click here for more company info.