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Heritage Bank of Commerce Promotes Jones to President, COO

December 14, 2021, 08:03 AM

Heritage Commerce Corp, the holding company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, announced the Board of Directors of the company and the bank approved the appointment of Robertson (Clay) Jones as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. Walter T. Kaczmarek, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, will continue as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank.

“Clay is an exceptional leader and his promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank places him in a key leadership role to preside over further growth and success of our Bank, and I look forward to working with him in this new role,” said Kaczmarek. “Clay has more than three decades of proven experience growing community and commercial banking organizations. Most recently, as Executive Vice President/President of Community Business Banking at the Bank, he has shown his ability to lead during very challenging times. His customer, community and employee focus is exceptional, and has been instrumental to our success as a company.”

Prior to joining the Bank in 2019, Jones served nearly a decade at Presidio Bank, assuming the role of President in 2018. Before that he was the organizing and initial President and CEO of New Resource Bank, widely considered the first sustainably focused community bank in the nation. From October 1993 to May 2005, Jones served in ever increasing corporate capacities for subsidiaries of Greater Bay Bancorp and Comerica Bank, including his position as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Cupertino National Bank and Executive Vice President and Manager of the Venture Banking Group.

Jones holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific.

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