|By Marketwire .||
|March 12, 2013 08:00 PM EDT||
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Focus Business Bank (OTCQB: FCSB): Focus Business Bank announced that Robert P. Gionfriddo has joined the Bank as Chief Business Banking Officer. This announcement was made by Richard Conniff, president and chief executive officer of Focus Business Bank.
Mr. Gionfriddo joins Focus Business Bank with over 35 years experience in community business banking. A formidable banking sales and marketing executive, Mr. Gionfriddo began his community banking career as Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Marketing for San Jose based Plaza Bank of Commerce. Prior to joining Focus Business Bank, Bob was Silicon Valley Regional President for Community Bank of the Bay, Director, Executive Vice President and President of Specialty Markets for Bridge Bank and Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Heritage Bank of Commerce.
"Bob joins Focus Business Bank with a passion to build a community bank based on a culture of outstanding client service that has been the shared vision of our Board and executive team since the Bank's founding in 2007," stated Conniff. "He will play an important strategic and business development role as the Bank continues to expand its presence throughout the greater Silicon Valley. Bob's intimate knowledge of the local business community and his connections to business leaders are invaluable assets to the Bank," concluded Conniff.
"At this point in my career, my continued passion for community banking made my decision to join the team at Focus Business Bank an easy one," stated Gionfriddo. "The directors and executive management of the Bank are exceptional bankers and business executives. We share the same vision to build Focus Business Bank as the premier bank for locally owned and managed businesses. I hope to make a difference by combining this shared vision with my long term business relationships throughout Silicon Valley," concluded Gionfriddo.
"The Directors of Focus Business Bank are very excited about this addition to our team," noted Chairman Ted Biagini. "Bob brings to the organization a legacy of community banking skills which have made him successful throughout his career. We are delighted to have Bob as part of the Bank's executive management," concluded Biagini.
Mr. Gionfriddo and his wife Donna are residents of Los Gatos, CA. He is active in many civic and nonprofit organizations, including the Rotary Club of San Jose and Civic Club of San Jose. He is on the Board of Directors of the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gionfriddo has been an active fundraiser for numerous local charities as well as having served on a number of nonprofit boards and committees including The American Cancer Society of Santa Clara Valley and the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.
About Focus Business Bank
Focus Business Bank is dedicated to meeting the banking needs of closely-held businesses and professionals in Santa Clara County. The Bank's office is located at 10 Almaden Boulevard in downtown San Jose, California and offers a variety of commercial banking products including loans, deposits, and cash management services. The Bank specializes in commercial loans and is also an SBA Preferred Lender. The Bank also serves not-for-profit businesses and condominium homeowner associations by offering expertise, market knowledge and specialized products and services to these customers.
This release may contain forward-looking statements, such as, among others, statements about plans, expectations and goals concerning growth and improvement. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank's control. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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Richard L. Conniff
President and CEO
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