Daily News: October 3, 2012

Bridge Capital Holdings Promotes Bradford to EVP


Bridge Capital Holdings, whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, announced the promotion of Debra Bradford to the position of executive vice president and chief governance officer. Additionally, Bradford will assume the role of chief accounting officer as well as continue in the role of corporate secretary.

“I am pleased to recognize Debra’s expanding role within Bridge with this well-deserved promotion,” stated Tom Sa, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bridge Capital Holdings. “She has provided thoughtful and steady counsel to management and the board as corporate secretary, and her roots in accounting, finance, corporate planning and reporting, and mergers and acquisitions are the perfect foundation for her to continue to enhance the company’s governance, accounting and reporting practices going forward.”

Bradford joined Bridge in 2006 as its senior vice president and accounting and financial reporting officer. Since that time, she has accepted increasing responsibilities including those of corporate secretary and special regulatory compliance officer.

“I am very excited to take on an expanded role with Bridge,” stated Bradford. “Bridge has always been committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance and financial reporting, and my goal is to ensure that our shareholders have the highest level of confidence in the integrity of our operations, financial statements, and disclosure.”

Prior to Bridge Capital Holdings, Bradford served in a number of finance related positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and controller of corporate development with Greater Bay Bancorp, vice president and controller of Eldorado Bancshares, senior corporate auditor with First Nationwide Bank, and supervising senior accountant with KPMG.

Bradford holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from California State University, Sacramento, graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School, and holds a CPA certificate.