Daily News: February 6, 2012

Heritage Bank Promotes Benito to EVP/Business Banking Manager

Heritage Bank of Commerce, the operating bank of Heritage Commerce Corp., announced that Michael Benito has been promoted to executive vice president/Business Banking Division manager. Benito has been with Heritage for nine years as senior vice president, director of Sales and Business Development.

Benito will be responsible for building market share in core business markets and managing the operations of the regional business units and asset-based lending.

“Michael is a strong addition to our executive team offering over 25 years of experience in business banking relationships, and co-managing many of our largest relationships throughout his tenure,” stated Walt Kaczmarek, president and CEO. “He brings exceptional qualifications to the position through his extensive experience in team development, lending and treasury management. As one of the better known bankers in our marketplace, Michael is a well-rounded banker who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the high-level of attention and service our customers have come to know and expect.”

Heritage Commerce Corp, a bank holding company established in February 1998, is the parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, established in 1994 and headquartered in San Jose.