Susan K. Black, Chairman
Ms. Black has over 30 years of extensive experience in the banking industry as the former president and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Bank, and previous founder and chief executive officer of a community bank in Palo Alto. She was a former director and treasurer of the Hartnell College Education Foundation and a former director of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. Ms. Black is a Senior Fellow in the American Leadership Forum and a member of the International Women’s Forum.
Allen R. Greco, Vice Chairman
Mr. Greco is president of Allen Greco Accountancy Corporation, working in partnership with fellow director Joseph Filice in the Greco & Filice, CPA partnership. With deep roots in the community, Mr. Greco's practice has been located in Gilroy for over 25 years. He has been a member of the advisory boards of South Valley National Bank, San Benito Bank and Heritage Bank South Valley. Mr. Greco serves as vice-chairman of the Pinnacle Bank board and chairman of the audit committee.
Jeffrey D. Payne, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Payne began his career with County Bank and Trust where he advanced to senior vice president during his ten year tenure. Through mergers, Jeff continued his career with Pacific Western Bank and then Comerica Bank. Prior to joining Pinnacle Bank, Jeff served as executive vice president, national manager, SBA at Comerica Bank.
Paul Bruno, Director
A long-time resident of Monterey County, Paul Bruno is Chief Financial Officer and Principal of Monterey Peninsula Engineering. He is actively involved with a variety of community organizations, including the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy, Seaside Groundwater Basin Watermaster, and the Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association. Mr. Bruno serves as the chairman of Pinnacle Bank's compensation committee.
Joseph A. Filice, Director
Mr. Filice is president of Filice Accountancy Corporation of Gilroy, which is partnered with Allen Greco Accountancy Corporation. Mr. Filice was a co-founder and director of Gavilan Bank in Gilroy and South Valley National Bank in Morgan Hill. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Patty Filice, Director
Ms. Filice has been a real-estate broker for 32 years, specializing in residential real estate sales and development. Ms. Filice currently works for Intero Real Estate Services in Morgan Hill, She closed the very first sale when Intero was formed in 2002. Ms. Filice is consistently in the top 5% of agents for the entire company. Ms. Filice is a past Board of Governor and current member of the Silicon Valley Capital Club, an Emeritus Member of the Gilroy Foundation Board, a member of the Gilroy Assistance League and a past Advisory Board and Committee Chairman for the Gilroy Garlic Festival. She has chaired multiple events including Gilroy Foundation’s “Day in the Country” three times.
Cynthia Lazares, Director
Ms. Lazares has been in the Silicon Valley area for more than 40 years. She was previously a managing partner and co-founder of Shilling & Kenyon/SK Consulting in San Jose. Ms. Lazares is currently president of Cynthia Lazares CPA, Inc and Vice President, Lazares Development, Inc.; in Los Gatos. She is very active in the community. She has been involved as a founding board member of the Capital Club, a board member of the San Jose Repertory Theater, a member of the San Jose Rotary Club, a current board member and officer of San Jose State University’s Alumni Association, a member of San Jose State University President’s Advisory Board, and a current member of Summit League. She was recognized in the Power 100 in Silicon Valley, she was California Legislative Woman of the Year and Woman of Achievement Entrepreneur of the Year.
Al Pinheiro, Director
Al moved to Gilroy in 1964, served on the Gilroy City Council and was Mayor for 9 years while continuing to manage his insurance agency he established in 1976. He has served on many boards in the Gilroy community, such as, President of Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, Gilroy Exchange Club, Gilroy Sister City Association, Gilroy Economic Development Corporation, and others.
Edward J. Rossi, Director
Mr. Rossi is the founder and chief executive officer of California Kitchen Cabinet Door Corporation, a Morgan Hill wholesale manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. The company has operations in Morgan Hill and Salinas. Mr. Rossi is the chairman of Pinnacle Bank’s ALCO committee.
David J. Scoffone, Director
Mr. Scoffone brings over 35 years of management and entrepreneurial banking experience to Pinnacle Bank. He is chief executive officer and president of ATS, a transportation company in Fremont, California. Mr. Scoffone was a founder, board member and advisory board member of Heritage Bank of Commerce in San Jose.
Morgan Hill Advisory Board
Peter Rehon - Chairman
Lisa De Silva
Fran (Chiala) Lauridsen
Gilroy Advisory Board
Sam Bozzo - Chairman
Monterey County Advisory Board
Mike Boerlin - Chairman