SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Heritage Commerce Corp (Nasdaq:HTBK), parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, announced today that John Eggemeyer and W. Kirk Wycoff have joined its Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Bank, effective August 26, 2010. Heritage Commerce now has an eleven person board with ten independent directors. "We are extremely fortunate to have Messrs. Wycoff and Eggemeyer join our Board," said Jack Conner, Chairman of the Board. "Their individual expertise and demonstrated leadership will bring unique perspectives on issues that will be of great value to our institution as we position ourselves for future success." Mr. Eggemeyer is a co-founder and Chief Executive of Castle Creek Capital LLC, a merchant banking firm specializing in the financial services industry, and Castle Creek Financial LLC, a licensed broker/dealer. Mr. Eggemeyer is Chairman of the Board of PacWest Bancorp, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of White River Capital, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Acceptance LLC. Mr. Eggemeyer also serves as a director of Guaranty Bancorp and from 2004 to May 2006; Mr. Eggemeyer also served as Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bancorp. Within the past five years, he served as a director of TCF Financial Corporation (until April 2006) and American Financial Realty Trust (until October 2005). Mr. Eggemeyer also currently serves as a trustee of Northwestern University, the Parent Advisory Board of Stanford University and The Bishop's School in La Jolla, CA.
John Eggemeyer And W. Kirk Wycoff Join Heritage Commerce Board Of Directors
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