John Conover has had a distinguished career in banking is the former CEO of San Mateo-based Borel Bank and Trust (now Boston Private Bank) where he spent seven years until retiring in 2010. He later joined the Board of Circle Bank, holding that position until 2013 when Circle was acquired by Umpqua Bank. Conover also held increasingly senior positions during a 30-year career at the Bank of America where he ran retail banking in Northern California.
“Having spent my business career in the financial services and banking industries in the Bay Area, I have a deep appreciation for the role of community banks in the lives of our retail customers and the success of our business clients. The involvement with customers that the Bank encourages among its board members is particularly appealing to me.”
Conover also serves on the boards of El Camino Hospital Foundation and the Community School of Music and Art, both in Mountain View; the Leadership Group of Silicon Valley, and the California Nevada Methodist Foundation. He previously served on the Housing Trust Fund for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, Junior Achievement of the Bay Area.