Senior Vice President of the Western Division Group
Bob's career in banking commenced in the late 1970s and since 1983 he has been working with local, primarily privately owned and operated businesses. Bob joined Comerica Bank in their Palo Alto Middle Market Banking office in 1998 and eventually was elevated to Group Manager of the newly created South Bay Region operating out of the Bank's Western Market headquarters in San Jose. The Region's clients include various businesses in multiple industries/disciplines including technology, food, and beverage, garment, contracting, service, entertainment, manufacturing, and general distribution.
Shortly after joining Comerica, Bob became the Northern California primary contact for the Bank's involvement in Junior Achievement and served on the Board of Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay. One of his key responsibilities has been chairing an annual JA fundraiser, which to date has generated over $200,000 to support local programs and services. In addition to JA, Bob has been involved since the early 1990s in various capacities including past Board Chair for the Easter Seals Society of the Bay Area and currently serves as Audit Committee Chair.