Mr. Polanen joined the Board of Trustees in 2007. He contributes his expertise in venture capital, entrepreneurship, as well as experience as a global executive for leading technology companies and an international corporate lawyer. He is CEO and Founder, NeoVista (Palo Alto, CA), and chairman of the Board of St. Bernard Software (San Diego, CA). A founder of the Heritage Bank of Commerce in 1994, he is a member of the board of directors and has served as chair of the board’s audit committee for ten years. His current and past service on not for profit boards include: Homebase/Center for Common Concerns (San Francisco, CA) and Millennium Institute (Arlington, VA).