Michael W. McGowan has served as chair and CEO of Daniel Capital Management Limited, a global business and information technologies consulting firm, since 2007. He is also currently a principal in two software development companies, General UI, Seattle, Washington and BuildCapture.com, Missoula, Montana. He was the primary founder of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. a publicly traded renewable energy company and continues to be involved in developing sustainable resource companies. Prior to entering the technology sector, from 1997 to 2007, Mr. McGowan worked in the banking and financial management industry as an investment advisor and trust officer. Mr. McGowan was elected to the Seattle Bank’s board in 2012 and served on the Seattle Bank’s board until the Merger in 2015. Mr. McGowan’s experience and knowledge of capital markets, information technology (cybersecurity), and strategic business planning support his qualifications to serve as an Independent Director on our Board of Directors. He currently serves as vice chair of the Business Operations and Technology Committee.