About First Commons Bank

Board of Advisors

The Bank's Advisory Board is comprised of members of the Bank with expertise in areas in which the Bank welcomes assistance.

Daniel M. Boone was an organizer of the Bank. He is an experienced Technology consultant with diverse experience in banking and wealth management with thirty-two years of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Boone’s experience spans consumer/commercial banking, securities trading and processing, asset management, retail lending and insurance. He has held senior positions with Wipro, Accenture/Avanade, First Marblehead, Fidelity Investments, Booz Allen Hamilton and Credit Suisse. His expertise is in IT Strategy and Transformation, Enterprise Architecture, Applications Development, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. His current focus is on transforming and modernizing technology and business operations of regional banks in the USA. Mr. Boone leads the Banking and Financial Services practice in North America for NIIT Technologies, an India based technology firm. He holds a BA and MBA degrees from Rutgers University and has taken executive education at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Brian M. Cashin was an organizer of the Bank, and became Chief Information Officer in April 2009 while the Bank was in formation until his retirement at the end of June 2013. Prior to First Commons Bank, Mr. Cashin had twenty years of experience as a Senior Technology Executive both domestically and internationally. While serving as Chief Information Officer at First Marblehead Corporation and Fidelity Investments, and Chief Technology Officer at Chase Manhattan Bank, he managed staffs of 50 to 500 with over $200 million in budget responsibility. Mr. Cashin has successfully architected and managed technology infrastructures to support major changes in organization and market focus. He has developed and implemented IT strategy for global venture capital endeavors. He has negotiated large, complex outsourcing contracts and partnership agreements. Mr. Cashin has a BA from St. Francis College and an MBA from Fordham University.

William A. Heitin is a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer at Windrose Advisors, a boutique private wealth management firm. Mr. Heitin oversees a team of professionals who have overall responsibility for asset allocation and investment selection across such asset classes as fixed income, US and international equities, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and real estate. Prior to founding Windrose Advisors, Mr. Heitin was the Chief Investment Officer for Garnet Street Partners LLC, a private family investment office. Mr. Heitin previously worked at the MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) in the position of Managing Director. His primary responsibilities included the management of all operational and administrative aspects of MITIMCo’s investments. When he left MITIMCo, total assets under management were more than $14.0 billion. Mr. Heitin began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formally Coopers & Lybrand) in their Boston office. He left PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Senior Manager in the firm’s Audit and Business Assurance practice. He holds a BS in Accounting from Fitchburg State College, an MBA in Finance from Suffolk University and a certificate from the MIT Leader to Leader program. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Heitin is an elected official to the Town of Sharon Board of Selectmen.

Mark J. Pasculano is the Risk Manager and a SVP for Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank, responsible for credit quality and risk management for the Bank's Boston, New York, and Midwest Tech portfolio. Square 1 specializes in providing venture debt and growth capital to early and late stage venture backed companies. Prior to joining Square 1, Mr. Pasculano was the Chief Supply Officer at Tickets for Charity, working directly with the corporate market to better utilize their excess ticket inventory for social good. Mr. Pasculano previously served as the Chief Credit Officer of First Commons Bank from June 2010 through August 2012. Prior to First Commons Bank, Mr. Pasculano spent 14 years at Silicon Valley Bank (SIVB), most recently as the Senior Credit Officer for the Northeast Division. At SVB, he was also a loan officer, managed a lending team and was a SVP, focusing on the early stage, venture backed, technology market. Prior to completing his MBA at Boston University, he spent 2 years at Bank of Boston in their Retail Banking Group. He also worked at Banc of America Securities in their Private Client Group, and worked as a Subcontractor to the Risk Strategy & Regulatory Consulting practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Pasculano previously served on the board of the New England Children's Foundation. He received his BA from Tufts University.

Scott Rossborough was an organizer of the Bank, and is a leading marketing and sales professional. He previously served as a senior executive and board member at Saatchi & Saatchi, a multinational communications company. Mr. Rossborough was president of Nathan/Tyler, a joint venture with Harvard Business School and FORTUNE Magazine that published and distributed distance learning products for senior executives. Mr. Rossborough was also a partner at Trinity Marketing, a marketing consultancy that provides market research, marketing planning and creative services to companies throughout the U.S. Recently he served as interim President and CEO of vCases, a start-up provider of unique new learning tools for doctors, residents and medical students. Currently Mr. Rossborough is providing clients with guidance in new product/service optimization and commercialization on a consulting basis. Mr. Rossborough received his BA/BS from Union College.


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