Who We Are

Pacific West Bank started in 2004 after local business owners wanted more from their banks. They had a simple idea, banking should be a client focused experience and Banking on Relationships was developed. From the first day our doors opened in West Linn, this idea has been our foundation and evident in everything we do, banking is about our clients. We always have and always will focus on doing what is right for our clients. Why? Because we are invested in the success of our Greater Portland Area and the businesses, nonprofits, and people that make it unique.

History

2004

Bank is formed and incorporated in West Linn by local business owners with a focus on the client experience. Ed Kawasaki named founding Chairman.

2007

Bank purchased corporate headquarters on 8th Avenue in West Linn.

$42 million in asset size

2008

Opened the Lake Oswego office, appointed Steve Gray as Chairman of the Board.

$64 million in asset size

2018

Renamed Ed Kawasaki as Chairman of the Board and named Terry Peterson as Chief

Executive Officer. Private placement offering raised $27 million of capital, recruited new Portland team.

$92 million in asset size

2019

Named Jason Wessling as Chief Financial Officer and opened the Portland office.

$125 million in asset size

2020

Named Bob Harding as President.

$200 million in asset size

2022

Named Erin Hubert and Terri Sorensen to the Board.

Named Jason Wessling as President and Board Member.

$274.5 million in asset size

 

Relationship Officers

Our Relationship Officers want to help you with your unique banking needs. Whether it’s business loans or understanding your specific treasury management needs, we want to understand your business and find a custom fit solution. Our team is committed to your success. Call or email us today.

Deposit Officers

Profile - Lisa

Lisa Fajardo Faust

SVP, Chief Deposit Officer

About Lisa

Profile - Carol

Carol Warneke

SVP, Business Development Officer

About Carol

Profile - Kyle

Kyle Baisch

VP, Commercial Banking Team Leader

About Kyle

Profile - Stephanie

Stephanie Cannon

VP, Regional Banking Manager

About Stephanie

Loan Officers

Profile - Andy

Andy Bennett

SVP, Commercial Lending Team Leader

About Andy

Profile - Carissa

Carissa Fedchenko

VP, Commercial Lending Officer    

ABOUT Carissa

Profile - Eric

Eric Deisler

VP, Commercial Lending Team Leader

About Eric

Profile - Jim Wilcox

Jim Wilcox

SVP, Director of Commercial Real Estate

About Jim

 

Profile - Baker

Michele Baker

SVP, Commercial Lending Officer 

ABout Michele

Management

Profile - Terry

Terry Peterson

Chief Executive Officer

About Terry

 

Profile - Jason

Jason Wessling, CPA

President, Chief Financial Officer

About Jason

 

Profile - Rob

Rob Holden

SVP, Chief Credit Officer

About Rob 

 

Profile - Ben

Ben Mansheim

SVP, Chief Operations and Technology Officer

About Ben

 

Profile - Lisa

Lisa Fajardo Faust

SVP, Chief Deposit Officer

About Lisa

Board of Directors

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Pacific West Bank will be closed Monday, October 10th in observance of Columbus Day. 

Please call us at 503-905-2222 with any questions.

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