Mical Atz Brenzel, Chairman and Finance CommitteeMical Brenzel has been a member of the Technology Credit Union Board of Directors since 1989. She has served as Chairman of the Board (a position in which she still serves) and has chaired the Investment and Finance Committees.
Ms. Brenzel worked for 30 years in corporate treasury and finance in both the Bay Area and New York. She was Assistant Treasurer at Agilent Technologies, Inc. and Raychem Corporation, and worked in the treasury departments of Amdahl, RCA and Sperry corporations. Ms. Brenzel currently serves on the boards of several Bay Area non-profits, including Peninsula Volunteers and the Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony, as well as on the Symphony's Youth Orchestra and Gift Planning Committees.
Ms. Brenzel has a BA in French from Swarthmore College and an MBA in Finance from New York University.
Peter Donahower, Finance Committee ChairPeter Donahower has been a member of the Board since 1991. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board and has also chaired the Finance committee. He was also on the Board of the Matson Credit Union. He is currently a member of the Finance committee.
Mr. Donahower has served as Treasurer for Advanced Fibre Communications, and was also Assistant Treasurer at Amdahl Corporation — holding this same position at Tandem Computers, prior. Previous treasury positions include working for Measurex Corporation and Matson Navigation Company. He began his career as an international banking officer with Bank of America and has more than 25 years of banking and corporate treasury experience.
His education includes a BA from DePauw University and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird (Garvin) Graduate School of International Management.
Robert E. Bylin, Vice Chairman and Nominating/Governance Committee ChairRobert Bylin was a member of Tech CU's Board of Directors from 1975 through 1981 — resigning that year due to a transfer to Paris. He was reelected to the Board in 1986 and was Chairman from 1979-1980; 1998-2000; and 2003-2006. He is currently Vice Chairman and also serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Bylin previously served as CFO at Discera, Inc. and as a Board Member and Chairman of the Audit committee for Occam Networks. He also has been CFO for Spectra Linear, for Tak Imaging, and has served as Chief Operating Officer and CFO of DTI and as CFO for Storage Dimensions. His past experience includes 22 years at Fairchild Semiconductor with positions in Finance and Operations, including Controller of the Sales and Marketing Division, and European Controller in Paris.
His education includes a BA in Mathematics from Trinity College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Barbara B. Kamm, President and CEO, Treasurer and SecretaryBarbara Kamm has had a long and accomplished career in banking, starting at First Interstate Bank in Los Angeles where she ran credit training for the bank's branch system. She next headed commercial lending at Marine National Bank, a de novo bank in Irvine, CA, and opened and managed the Orange County office of National Bank of Long Beach. Ms. Kamm joined Silicon Valley Bank in Southern California and became the regional manager there before moving to Northern California as the bank's Chief Administrative Officer.
During her 10 years with Silicon Valley Bank, Ms. Kamm worked with many entrepreneurs, start-up businesses, venture capitalists, and industry associations to meet the financial needs of the technology community. Most recently she operated her own Bay Area-based consulting firm to provide strategic, organizational and financial advice to young tech companies and financial institutions. Among her clients was New Resource Bank of San Francisco, where she advised the Board through a CEO transition.
Her education includes a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and Pacific Coast Banking School.
John W. "Jack" Wedgwood, Compensation Committee and Nominating/Governance Committee Jack Wedgwood has been on the Tech CU Board since the credit union merged with EAC (where he was also a board member) in 1987. He has served as Chairman of the Board for Tech CU and is currently serving on the Compensation and Nominating/Governance committees.
Mr. Wedgwood's professional experience includes 13 years as a financial officer for an electronics company, and 25 years as a financial planner working with individuals on tax and investment planning. He has also been a private real estate investor.
His education includes a BS in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Joseph Shepela, Compensation Committee ChairJoseph Shepela was elected to the Board in 1999 where he has served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nominating committee. He currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation committee and sits on the Nominating/Governance committee.
Mr. Shepela has held the position of senior vice president, Human Resources, at several high tech companies including: Quantum, Symantec, Adaptec, and S3 Corp. Earlier in his career, he also held senior level HR positions at Apple and Hewlett Packard.
His education includes a BS in Industrial Management from Drexel University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Karen Brochier, Finance CommitteeKaren Brochier has over 20 years of experience in treasury operations and deep technical and accounting knowledge in all areas of treasury management. She is currently the Treasurer for BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, where her role includes providing financing and liquidity for the company’s business operations and controlling balance sheet risk. Prior to this, she worked as Treasurer for Synopsys. Her earlier experience includes working for Bank of America Securities in San Francisco as a Treasury Manager, and for Raychem Corporation (acquired by Tyco International in 1999).
Her education includes a BA in Economics from UC Davis and an MBA in Finance from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Kirk Bloede, Compensation CommitteeKirk Bloede has experience in investment banking, commercial banking, business development, and venture capital. Mr. Bloede is currently a Director with Woodside Capital Partners, which acquired Newforth Partners in 2012.
Prior to Newforth, Kirk worked as a consultant to early stage enterprise and specialty software companies — assisting them in building strategic relationships and raising capital. Earlier, he was senior vice president at Silicon Valley Bank, where he was a core team member in forming its investment banking division. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Mr. Bloede was a vice president at Lighthouse Capital Partners, where he sourced and structured venture capital investments for early stage venture-backed companies.
Mr. Bloede’s non-profit experience includes over twenty years of service as both member and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Harvard Business School Community Partners, and former Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California.
His education includes a BA in International Relations from Stanford University with distinction and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Rob Herb, Compensation Committee and Nominating/Governance CommitteeRob is currently a Venture Partner at Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) in Foster City, CA. ScaleVP has over $1B of capital under management and invests in Information Technology companies across the United States.
He currently serves as an independent Director on the Board of two public companies, Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) and Micrel Semiconductor (MCRL). In addition, he represents ScaleVP on the Board at IMT (a private, venture backed MEMS manufacturing company). He formally served on the Board at MIps Technologies, Inc (MIPS). Prior to Joining ScaleVP in 2005, Rob was with AMD for over 20 years and held a variety of executive management, sales, and marketing positions, ultimately holding the position of Executive Vice President and CMO, while serving in the office of the CEO.
Rob holds a B.S.E.E degree from the University of Illinois.
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