Investor Relations

Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Joel G. Edwards
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Joel G. Edwards has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2012. Mr. Edwards is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. Prior to joining the Company and Bank, Mr. Edwards was a Senior Vice President and Administration Officer at AmericanWest Bank. Prior to that experience, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Viking Bank, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Rainier Pacific Bank, and President of the Washington Credit Union Share Guaranty Association. He also was employed in the Farm Credit System for eight years including positions as vice president responsible for administration, budget and policy. Mr. Edwards graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business and concentration in economics from, and completed post-graduate studies in accounting at, Eastern Washington University. He also received an M.B.A. from Eastern Washington University.
Eric M. Sprink
President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric M. Sprink serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sprink joined the Company in late 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Mr. Sprink began his banking career working for Security Pacific Bank while enrolled at Arizona State University. He assumed increasing levels of responsibility in the areas of retail operations, consumer and commercial lending and wealth management with Security Pacific Bank and its successor, Bank of America. He then moved to Centura Bank, where he held management positions in retail operations and corporate finance. After Centura Bank was acquired, he held senior management positions at Washington Trust Bank and Global Credit Union. Mr. Sprink is active in industry trade groups and is a director and past chairman of the Community Bankers of Washington. Mr. Sprink received a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Sprink brings to our board of directors leadership experience, significant experience in many facets of the financial services business, and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Sprink has been a member of our board of directors since 2006.

Board of Directors

Christopher D. Adams
Vice Chairman
Christopher D. Adams is a partner in the law firm of Adams & Duncan, Inc., P.S. in Everett, Washington. Mr. Adams practices in the areas of corporate law, commercial real estate and tax matters. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in business and received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Gonzaga University. Mr. Adams also holds a Masters in Tax Law from the University of Washington School of Law. Mr. Adams brings to the board of directors legal expertise and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Adams has been a member of our board of directors since 2016.
Andrew R. Dale
Andrew R. Dale is the Managing Director of Montlake Capital, LLC, a private equity firm based in Seattle, Washington, a position he has held since 1999. He currently serves on the board of directors or managers for Montlake portfolio companies including AA Asphalting LLC, Fast Water Heater LLC, Institute for Corporate Productivity, Inc., PR Systems LLC, SmartRG, Inc. and Specified Fittings, LLC. Mr. Dale began his career as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department at Smith Barney in New York City as a member of the bankruptcy reorganization practice. Mr. Dale is the former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Infectious Disease Research, former President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and currently serves on the board of the Roosevelt High School Foundation. He holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard College and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Dale brings to the board of directors experience in private equity and finance. Mr. Dale has been a member of our board of directors since 2011.
John M. Haugen Jr.
John M. Haugen, Jr. is a retired businessman. From 1984 until 2007, he was the president and majority owner of Crown Photo Systems, Marysville, Washington, a leading manufacturer of equipment and supplies for the photo industry. Mr. Haugen graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Haugen brings to the board of directors leadership experience and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Haugen has been a member of our board of directors since the Bank’s formation in 1997.
Steven Donald Hovde
Steven D. Hovde is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Hovde Group, LLC, an investment banking and advisory firm that serves bank and thrift clients across the United States, where he is responsible for managing its investment banking activities, the strategic development of mergers and acquisitions of bank and thrift institutions, and its private equity activities. He serves as a director of H Bancorp and as a trustee of several charitable foundations. Before co-founding Hovde Group in 1987, Mr. Hovde was Regional General Counsel and Vice President of a national commercial real estate development firm. Previous to that, Mr. Hovde served as an attorney with, Rudnick & Wolfe, which is today DLA Piper, specializing in real estate law. Prior to that, Mr. Hovde practiced accounting in Chicago as a Certified Public Accountant with Touche Ross LLP, which is today Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Hovde graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also earned his law degree, cum laude, at Northwestern University. Mr. Hovde provides the board of directors with important experience and insight into the financial services industry. Mr. Hovde has been a member of our board of directors since 2011.
Stephan Klee
Stephan Klee is the Chief Financial Officer at Portag3 Ventures, which makes investments in innovative financial services companies. Prior to joining Portag3, Mr. Klee served as Chief Financial Officer of Zenbanx Holding, Inc. and remained in an executive capacity after its merger with SoFi, Inc., one of the largest U.S. fintech companies. Previously, Mr. Klee served as a Senior Vice President at Bank of Nova Scotia, at ING Direct Canada, where he was CFO and Treasurer from 2011 to 2014, and at ING Direct USA, where he served as Chief of Staff from 2002 to 2011. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in Germany. Mr. Klee attended the University of Applied Sciences in Germany before earning an MBA at the Ivey Business School. He is also an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. Mr. Klee adds his expertise in emerging technologies and digital banking to the company’s board, bringing a new perspective as banking and customer access to banking services continues to evolve. He joined our board of directors in July 2018.
Thomas D. Lane
Thomas D. Lane is the owner and president and chief executive officer of Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family, which operates six automobile dealerships. He is active in community organizations and currently serves on the Economic Alliance Snohomish County board of trustees. Mr. Lane graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Mr. Lane brings to the board of directors leadership experience and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Lane has been a member of our board of directors since the Bank’s formation in 1997.
Andrew P. Skotdal
Chairman
Andrew P. Skotdal serves as President of the commercial and industrial portfolios of Skotdal Real Estate, a private commercial real estate development company that develops projects as long-term investments in the northern Puget Sound region and that also operates retail and multi-family portfolios. He is also the President and co-owner of S-R Broadcasting Co., Inc., which operates radio stations serving the northern Puget Sound region. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization, a global network of young chief executives. Mr. Skotdal graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in history. Mr. Skotdal brings to the board of directors leadership experience, expertise in finance and real estate and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Skotdal, who was one of the founders of the Bank, has been a member of our board of directors since 1997.
Eric M. Sprink
Eric M. Sprink serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sprink joined the Company in late 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Mr. Sprink began his banking career working for Security Pacific Bank while enrolled at Arizona State University. He assumed increasing levels of responsibility in the areas of retail operations, consumer and commercial lending and wealth management with Security Pacific Bank and its successor, Bank of America. He then moved to Centura Bank, where he held management positions in retail operations and corporate finance. After Centura Bank was acquired, he held senior management positions at Washington Trust Bank and Global Credit Union. Mr. Sprink is active in industry trade groups and is a director and past chairman of the Community Bankers of Washington. Mr. Sprink received a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Sprink brings to our board of directors leadership experience, significant experience in many facets of the financial services business, and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Sprink has been a member of our board of directors since 2006.
Gregory A. Tisdel
Gregory A. Tisdel is the owner of Tiz’s Door Sales, Inc. and a member of the City of Everett Planning Commission. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and is past Special Advisor to the Economic Alliance Snohomish County. Mr. Tisdel is an active supporter of social, civic and cultural programs and was honored with the 2008 Henry M. Jackson Citizen of the Year Award. Mr. Tisdel has been active in community organization, including the YMCA, American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter and Volunteers of America. Mr. Tisdel brings to the board of directors leadership experience and familiarity with our market area. Mr. Tisdel has been a member of our board of directors since 2002.