Press Release

Bank of the West Strengthens its Retail Banking Group in Denver with Key Hires
Denver, CO | Sep 26, 2014

Bank of the West announced today the appointment of several key executives who have joined the organization in its Retail Banking Group in Denver and the surrounding region.  

Jeris Romeo – Vice President, Business Banking Officer
Romeo has been promoted to vice president, business banking officer, for the greater Denver area. In this role, Romeo will consult with small businesses and provide customized lending and treasury solutions to companies with $1 - $10 million in annual sales.

With more than seven years in the banking industry, Romeo has experience providing client solutions for operational needs such as cash and treasury management. Prior to this role, Romeo served as branch manager for Bank of the West working with small business, commercial, and wealth customers.

He earned a B.A. in Economics from University of Colorado Boulder. He currently resides in Denver.  

Tige G. Stromire – Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager
Stromire joined the bank as vice president, senior relationship manager for the Metro Denver South Market. In his role, Stromire will manage a diverse portfolio of small to midsize businesses, with revenues ranging from $3 – $25 million annually.

Stromire has more than 10 years of experience as a business banking relationship manager with clients in diverse industries. He also provides client solutions for operational needs, such as cash and treasury management. Most recently he was vice president for Guaranty Bank and Trust serving small to mid-Size businesses in the south metro area. He holds a B.S. degree in Business from Mesa State College and currently resides in SE Aurora.

Nick Forss – Business Banking Officer
Forss joins the team as a business banking officer for the Rocky Mountain Region. In this role, Forss will manage relationships with businesses with $1 – $10 million in annual sales.

Forss has more than 11 years of experience in Private Banking, Commercial Real Estate Lending, and Business Banking. Most recently he was a business banking officer for Bank of The West in Newport Beach, CA serving small businesses.

He holds an M.S. in Real Estate and Constructions Management from University of Denver and a B.S. in Marketing and Finance from Arizona State University. Active with NAIOP, Forss participates with the National Down Syndrome Congress and Special Olympics and resides in Broomfield.   

About Bank of the West:
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $69 billion in assets. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 650 offices in 21 states and the internet (bankofthewest.com). Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 180,000 employees. 

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Media contact:
Ayele Ajavon, Bank of the West
Corporate Communications
415-432-3501
Ayele.Ajavon@bankofthewest.com

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