VP, Commercial Relationship Manager
With a background in both business and banking, Scott Penrod knows what it’s like to be on “both sides of the table.”
As a former CFO, he gained a greater understanding of clients’ needs. He understands the challenges businesspeople face and knows where they’re coming from. “I’ve literally been in their shoes,” he says.
Scott also knows what it takes to best serve our clients as a Commercial Relationship Manager at Oregon Pacific Bank’s Medford Branch.
“I like talking to business owners and getting to know them personally and professionally,” Scott says. “That is the type of relationship that doesn’t happen overnight.”
His financial education started early, learning firsthand about running a company from his parents, who were self-employed in the trucking business. He grew up in Salem and is a life-long Oregon resident.
With an initial interest in accounting, he decided to study finance and real estate at the University of Oregon where he received a bachelor’s degree. He went on to work in banking and finance in Salem, Eugene and later in Central Oregon.
He’s excited to now be working with Oregon Pacific Bank, in part because of our ability to be more efficient in the way we serve customers. OPB has a sleeker organizational structure and, because we’re local, we’re able to make lending decisions quickly. Scott has also been impressed with the technology we incorporate in our services.
“We can move faster than other banks and we’re competitive,” Scott says.
Scott is also glad to be living and working in the Medford area. He and his family have spent time in the Rogue Valley, but since living here he’s been swept away by the region’s charm and attractions, which included a first-time trip to Crater Lake and plans for a guided rafting trip on the Rogue River.
Scott loves to get outdoors and go mountain biking and hunting. He also enjoys NFL football, auto racing, cheering on the Ducks and spending time with his family.
Scott has been a board member for Mainstream Housing Incorporated, a Eugene-Springfield organization that supports quality, affordable housing options for people with developmental disabilities. His youngest brother has special needs, so it’s an area Scott is passionate about.
Scott is now involved with The Chamber of Medford and Jackson County, and he looks forward to getting to know and volunteering for other local organizations.
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