Mark A. Finser – Chair of the Board
Mark Finser was a founding member of the group that revitalized RSF Social Finance in 1984. As President & CEO of RSF, Mark grew the organization’s assets to over $120M by 2007, when he transitioned to his current role as Chair of the Board of RSF. Mark also works with high net worth individuals and families around developing a values statement and strategy to place their financial resources in ways that reflect their values. He does this very selectively and takes on only a handful of such clients in order to work in depth with these families and their multiple generations. As part of this work he is often asked and currently serves as an independent Trustee for families and multigenerational beneficiaries. Mark often speaks in the U.S. and abroad on all aspects of the emerging social-finance arena. He is an active member of the social finance community, serving as a founding board member and also currently Chairman of New Resource Bank. He was also a member of the founding board of B Lab. Mark is an advisor to the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). He also serves as an Advisor to PCGA which now manages TBL Capital, the company he founded. Mark also recently rejoined the Board of the Yggdrasil Land Foundation, a land trust he helped found 12 years ago that holds land around the United States for organic and biodynamic farming for the next generation of farmers. His interests include biodynamic agriculture, integrative medicine, and meditation. He lives in Mill Valley, California, with his wife and family.
Vincent Siciliano – President and CEO
A longtime environmentalist and finance executive, Vince has served as CEO at International Savings Bank of San Diego; president and CEO of the Danielson Trust, a $1.5 billion company providing investment management services; and COO at First National Bank. Under his management as CEO, 1st Pacific Bank of California was named the best-performing de novo bank in California by The Findley Reports, a banking consulting firm. Vince has been a member of the board of governors of the Savings and Community Bankers of America and the National Trade Association for the savings and loan industry, as well as a board member of the California League of Savings Institutions. He serves on the advisory board of the American Sustainable Business Council and is an active member of the board for the Ken Blanchard Center for Faith Walk Leadership.
Martha L. Daetwyler – Director
Martha brings a keen interest in money as a force for social change to her work with New Resource. She is lead trustee of the board of RSF Social Finance and has years of experience working with nonprofits. She is senior counsel with the San Francisco law firm of Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP. Though her practice focuses on estate planning, she also counsels nonprofits on corporate organization and tax-exempt status. Martha has extensive experience with board governance and procedures, having served on numerous boards herself, including Grace Cathedral, the San Francisco Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Lighthouse for the Blind, Saybrook University and the San Francisco Waldorf School.
Penelope Douglas – Director
Penelope co-founded and served as CEO of the first West Coast community venture fund: Pacific Community Ventures, a hybrid nonprofit with for-profit investment fund subsidiaries that provides business advisory services, a resource network, and financing for small businesses that benefit economically underserved communities throughout California. She currently is a senior executive and chairs the board of both Mission HUB LLC, parent company of the HUB Bay Area, a workspace and community for social entrepreneurs, and SOCAP (Social Capital Markets), an annual event series that brings together investors, foundations, institutions and social entrepreneurs who are working to address global challenges. Douglas also has served as an executive at Morrison & Foerster, Odwalla, Ernst & Young and Wells Fargo, and as a board leader at New Mexico Community Capital, Larkin Street Youth Center and Juma Ventures. California magazine recognized her as a pioneer of “compassionate capitalism.”
Greg Linvill – Director
A talented lending and credit management professional, Greg comes to New Resource Bank with significant experience with start-ups, nonprofits, commercial lending, commercial real estate, SBA, private banking and asset-based lending. Greg began his career at Wells Fargo Bank in 1974, and over the past 36 years has held positions of responsibility and influence with Silicon Valley Bank, City National Bank, Bay View Capital and most recently as head of business banking at First Republic Bank in San Francisco. Throughout his career, Greg has focused on enhancing client relationships, developing niche lending strategies and products, and mentoring colleagues. Greg was attracted to New Resource by its sustainability focus and the values that its management, employees and board embrace.
William McClintock – Director
In addition to having over 20 years’ experience on the boards of Northern California banks, William serves on the boards of several privately held corporations and nonprofits, and belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California CPA Society. He co-founded two banks: SierraWest Bancorp, which merged with BancWest Corp., and CalNet Business Bank, which merged with Commercial Capital Bancorp. In 1974 William founded a certified public accounting firm in Tahoe City and Truckee, California, and built it into one of the region’s largest. He provides financial consulting to family-held businesses, start-ups and emerging companies.
Esther Park – Director
Esther is president of Commons Stock, a fund management and due diligence consulting firm. She also serves as a vice chair of the Permaculture Credit Union, an advisor to Mary’s Gone Crackers and Kitchen Table Advisors, and an Investment Committee member of Slow Money’s Gatheround. Park was vice president for strategy and business development at RSF Social Finance, overseeing all lending activity, from 2007 to 2011. Under her leadership, RSF tripled its loan portfolio and developed a mezzanine debt fund. Before joining RSF, Esther was a senior consultant for ShoreBank Advisory Services, where she provided strategic and capital planning advice for community development financial institutions (CDFIs), with an emphasis on small-business and affordable-housing loan funds. She also trained lenders internationally in small-business lending practices, and underwrote program-related investments (PRIs) for private foundation clients.
Michael van den Akker – Director
Michael is co-founder and partner of Baker Street Advisors, a family wealth management firm. He has been a managing director at myCFO and spent 19 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as the West Region Partner in Charge for the Personal Financial Services Group; he also chaired the Investment Advisory Board for Price Waterhouse LLP. Michael’s interests are broader than wealth management, however: He was a board member for the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and served on the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee under Sen. Quentin Kopp. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California CPA Society and the CFA Institute.