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Bank of the West is a strong and prudently managed bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years.

For more than 135 years, our bank’s foundation has been our relationships with customers.

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Press Releases

May 11, 2017

Bank of the West Ranked Among America’s Best Employers by Forbes

Bank of the West today announced it has earned a spot on the 2017 Forbes America’s Best Employers list, selected as one of 500 recognized across 25 industries nationwide. Forbes ranks employers annually based on an online survey asking more than 30,000 current U.S. employees how likely they would be to recommend their employer to someone else.

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Thoughts From Our Leadership Team

  • Michael Shepherd

    -Michael Shepherd
    Chairman


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  • Nandita Bakhshi

    -Nandita Bakhshi
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West


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  • Thibault-Fulconis

    -Thibault Fulconis
    Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer


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  • Andy Harmening

    -Andy Harmening
    Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking


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  • Dan Beck

    -Dan Beck
    Chief Financial Officer


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  • Dan Cozine

    -Dan Cozine
    Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group


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  • Donald Duggan

    -Donald Duggan
    Senior Executive Vice President


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  • Kirsten Garen

    -Kirsten Garen
    Chief Information Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
    Information Technology Group

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  • Emma Pertat

    -Emma Pertat
    Executive Vice President General Auditor


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  • Raj Gopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

    -Raj Gopal
    Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
    Risk Management

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  • Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President

    -Pierre Ramadier
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Group Head, Wealth Management

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  • Jean Marc Torre

    -Jean-Marc Torre
    Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

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  • Vanessa Washington

    -Vanessa Washington
    Senior Executive Vice President


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Awards Gallery

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  • 2016

    Bank of the West Named Best Commercial Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine

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  • 2016

    Bank of the West Named Best Private Bank in the Western United States by World Finance Magazine

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  • San Francisco Business Times

    2016

    Bank of the West’s Kirsten Garen and Jenny Flores among San Francisco Business Times’ Bay Area 2016 Most Influential Women in Business

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