SVP, Portland Market President
Kyle Baisch says he’s excited for the opportunity to lead Oregon Pacific Bank’s team in opening an office in the Portland market. Most of all, he’s pleased to be working with a team that has a wealth of experience and connections to the local business community.
“They’re people that do things the right way,” he says. “Our No. 1 responsibility is to take care of our clients first.”
Before joining OPB, Kyle spent the previous four years as a commercial banking team leader in Portland and has worked in banking, serving Oregonians, since 2007.
Having grown up in the Seattle area, Kyle made his way to Portland after attending the University of Oregon in Eugene. When he took his first banking job as a teller right out of school, he didn’t realize it would turn into a career.
Kyle and his wife set their sights on Portland because it offered the perfect mix of professional opportunities and allowed them to remain close to their families. Over the next decade, Kyle worked his way up into management at a large regional bank.
“I was able to grow my skills and abilities and learn from some fantastic people,” he says.
Kyle considers client service a top priority, and he’s glad to now be a part of OPB, which is fully focused on serving businesses and nonprofits the best way possible. He understands that each client transaction is important and can affect someone’s livelihood.
“At the end of the day, my passion for banking is to be able to help businesses and nonprofits to carry out their mission,” he says.
To further that goal, Kyle is part of the Portland Business Alliance and has served on the Board of Directors. He’s also served on the Young Professionals Board at Sport Oregon since 2021.
The nonprofit group drives economic growth and positive social impact in the state through sports, Kyle says. Having graduated from the UO with a sports marketing degree, his participation with Sport Oregon allows him to intertwine his passion for sports while capitalizing on his background in banking.
Sport Oregon is also involved with the “She Flies” initiative – named after the state motto “She Flies With Her Own Wings” – aimed at keeping girls and young women in athletics into their teen years and beyond. Kyle says he feels a personal connection to the effort because he has two young daughters and has coached their T-ball and soccer teams.
Kyle says he’s also enjoyed opportunities to volunteer at nonprofit groups, such as food banks and cancer support networks, as well as his children’s elementary school. “I try to give back whenever I can,” he says.
Kyle feels it’s important to make family time a priority, and they like to get away to see extended family in Seattle and the Hood River area. They also enjoy visits to Sunriver.
On the job, Kyle says, he enjoys the opportunity to meet people with diverse backgrounds and business interests.
“We get to work with all types of different industries,” he says. “It’s really enjoyable and makes every day unique.”
He and his team are excited to take on the opportunity to grow OPB’s presence in Portland, expanding on the bank’s exemplary history of serving business and nonprofit communities in Oregon.
“We’re happy to be doing things the right way,” he says. “We’re thrilled to be at Oregon Pacific Bank. The foundation that’s already here gives us a legacy to build on in Portland.”
To find out how we can help you and your nonprofit or business succeed, give us a call at 971-380-3166.
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