OREGON PACIFIC BANK COMMITS TO GROWTH IN PORTLAND MARKET
Oregon Pacific Bank is excited to announce the hiring of a new commercial banking team in the Portland Market. With existing branch locations in Coos Bay, Florence, Eugene, Medford, and Roseburg, the Bank’s expansion into the Portland area marks an enormous step for the $780 million dollar community bank.
“Expansion into a new market is always driven by the quality of employees that you can attract,” John Raleigh, EVP, Chief Lending Officer, commented. “The bank is very fortunate to have hired such a strong group of community minded bankers which have served the Portland community for the past several years.”
The following talent from the Portland area will be joining Oregon Pacific Bank, each with over 15 years of community banking experience:
Kyle Baisch, Portland Market President
Eric Deisler, Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending Team Leader
Stephanie Cannon, Senior Vice President/Relationship Banking Officer
Christina Evans, Vice President/Portfolio Manager
Kyle Baisch, newly hired Portland Market President, commented on his team’s recent hiring, “Our team is extremely thrilled and excited to lead the entrance of Oregon Pacific Bank into Portland. OPB has a long history of being the premier business-minded community bank in the markets they serve, and now that mission will expand into our market. With a bank that truly values community, shareholders, clients, and employees, we look forward to continuing to support businesses and nonprofits the Oregon Pacific Bank way.”
The new commercial banking team will join Oregon Pacific Bank before the end of December. The Bank intends to secure an immediate temporary office space in the general SW metro area that provides convenient access from I-5 to both I-205 and HWY 217. Oregon Pacific Bank is committed to a full-service banking model and will proceed with the regulatory approval required to convert the temporary office to a commercial banking branch.
Once the regulatory application process has been completed, the Bank’s full suite of lending, deposit and online treasury management services will be made available immediately, with the ability to accept in-branch deposits. With an overall business model that focuses on delivering exceptional service through personal and technology-based channels, Oregon Pacific Bank is excited to soon offer its services to the many businesses and nonprofits within the Portland metro area.
“I am very excited about our recent hire and plans for expansion into the greater Portland metropolitan area,” said Ron Green, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank. “We are confident that Kyle, Eric, Stephanie and Chris, and future team members, will continue our mission of creating value for our shareholders, employees, clients, and the communities we serve through the delivery of exceptional relationship-based service to local businesses and nonprofit agencies. We are proud to be one of Oregon’s remaining locally headquartered community banks and cannot wait to get started in Portland.”