Board & Management
Board of Directors
Our Bank was founded by a group of local business people, small business owners, and executives. Our Directors bring significant depth and breadth of experience to their role with the Bank. Industry experience includes finance, legal, accounting, real estate, engineering, manufacturing, technology, and marketing. Seven of our eight Directors have been with our Board for 10 years or more, with six having been original founders of the Bank in 2004.
Deeply committed to the Bank and its important role in the communities it serves, our Board “committed” significant funding to the capital of the Bank to ensure that the Bank’s long-term commitment to the communities continued.
Being locally owned and locally managed ensures the level of commitment to long-term relationships. With more than 75% of the Bank’s shares locally owned, our Board represents well both our shareholders and our communities.
The following is a list of Current Board members, including areas of specialty:
- Steven W Gray – Accounting, Management
- Timothy Hysell – Engineering, Sales, Management, Manufacturing
- Edwin Kawasaki – Real Estate, Law, Accounting
- Michael Kelley – Real Estate, Construction
- Steven Miller – Engineering, Management
- Craig Ostbo – Marketing, Communications, Branding
- Dan Taylor – Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Management
- Joey Warmenhoven – Finance, Investment Banking
President & Chief Executive Officer
Steve, who joined the Bank in July 2008 and was promoted to President and CEO in June 2009, has over 20 years accounting and finance experience, including seven years with an international CPA firm and six years as Corporate Controller for Microsoft Corporation. Steve, a native Oregonian, is a graduate of Oregon State University. Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Bankers Association and is active in several community organizations. He and his wife Katherine live in West Linn.
SVP, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Bob joined Pacific West Bank in November 2008 and manages the Bank's finances, internal controls, and financial reporting. Bob has over 20 years experience at community banks in Oregon and is a member of the Oregon Bankers Association's Financial Officers and Investment, Human Resources, and Technology Committees. Bob has served as Treasurer of the West Linn Chamber of Commerce. Bob holds BA and MBA degrees from Willamette University.
VP, Risk Management Officer
Ben joined Pacific West Bank in October 2012 and oversees the loan operations, administrative operations, security and compliance for the Bank. He has over 15 years of banking industry experience in Northwest community banks. Ben serves on the Oregon Bankers Association Committees for Compliance and CRA.
VP/Sr. Loan Officer, NMLS #1157893
Andy joined Pacific West Bank in August 2011. With over 20 years of banking and finance experience, Andy is integral to our team. Andy's experience as a small business lender, branch manager and relationship manager provides him a broad foundation for his current position as a commercial loan officer. Andy manages a diverse portfolio of business clients including real estate investors, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, non-profit organizations and service professionals. Andy earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. He is a graduate of the Western Banking School's Commercial Lending program. He enjoys community service as Past President of the Wilsonville Rotary Club and Board Member of the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time Andy enjoys golf, tennis and Oregon football.
VP/Sr. Loan Officer, NMLS #1273156
Michele, who joined Pacific West Bank in December 2014, has been a banking relationship manager for over 25 years in the West Linn, Lake Oswego and Portland markets. As a commercial loan officer, Michele brings to the Bank a strong background in finance and business lending, focusing on small-to-medium business needs including lines of credit, real estate loans, equipment financing, cash management and deposit accounts. Her experience working with a variety of business owners results in establishing long-lasting banking relationships which help our clients to grow and succeed. Michele enjoys being active in our community, including current and past Executive, Board and volunteer positions with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, Business Alliance, Oregon Dressage Society, United Way and the OSU Master Gardener program.
Vice President & Branch Manager, West Linn
Kris joined Pacific West Bank in April 2009. With more than 35 years of banking experience, Kris' primary focus is business development of both deposit and lending relationships. Kris currently is on the Board of Directors of the West Linn Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Oregon City Rotary club and past Membership chairperson, and is a member of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce. Kris was formerly on the Board of the Clackamas County Historical Society. Kris is a native Oregonian living here most of her life.