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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

Jan 26, 2016

Smooth Transitions: Bank of the West Report Helps Small and Mid-sized Wholesalers Create an Exit Strategy

Bank of the West announced today the publication of Smooth Transitions: Three Steps for Wholesaler Succession, a paper by Kristin Nelson, head of Private Business Owner Solutions at Bank of the West Wealth Management Group. The paper highlights ways business owners may navigate toward their desired succession plan.

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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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  • Duke Dayal

    -Duke Dayal
    Chief Financial Officer


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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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  • Scott Germer

    -Scott Germer
    Senior Executive Vice President Risk Manager


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reputation Institute Most Reputable Companies

    2015

    Bank of the West Named One of America’s Most Reputable Banks in Annual Reputation Institute Survey

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