Mr. Howard L. Wolk co-founded First Commons Bank, N.A. (formerly First Commons Bank, National Association) in 2009. Mr. Wolk serves as Co-President and Principal of The Cross Country Group, LLC. He was an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and served as Associate Counsel in the White House during the Clinton Administration. He served as Chief Executive Officer of TotalMove, Inc. He serves as the Chairman of Financial Recovery Technologies LLC. He served as a Director of Roost Shared Storage, Inc. and Roost, Inc. He served as Director of TotalMove, Inc. He also serves on several non-profit boards in Boston and New York. He is a member of the Massachusetts, New York and DC Bar Associations. He is an Overseer of the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School, and a member of the Board of Directors of Satellife, an international healthcare information services non-profit that supports community health organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. He serves as a member of Vice President Gore’s Task Force on Reinventing Government. He is active in a number of non-profit and social entrepreneurship organizations. He has a B.A. in Intellectual History and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He holds B.S.Ec. from Wharton School.