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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 02, 2016

Bank of the West Opens the First HOPE Inside Center in Colorado

Bank of the West announced today that it is opening Colorado’s first HOPE Inside Center in collaboration with national nonprofit Operation HOPE to support the economic well-being of the greater Denver community.

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Thoughts From Our Leadership Team

  • Michael Shepherd

    -J. Michael Shepherd
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation

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  • Thibault-Fulconis

    -Thibault Fulconis
    Vice Chairman, Chief Operating 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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  • Andy Harmening

    -Andy Harmening
    Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking


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  • Gilles Karpowicz

    -Gilles Karpowicz
    Executive Vice President Director of Audit and Inspection


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  • Russell Playford

    -Russell Playford
    Senior Executive Vice President


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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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  • Paul Wible

    -Paul T. Wible
    Senior Executive Vice President


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Awards Gallery

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  • 2016

    Bank of the West Wealth Management Recognized by Private Asset Management Magazine

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  • 2015

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

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  • 2015

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

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