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Tim Baer

Tim Baer

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager

Tim Baer has nearly three decades of experience as a commercial banker, which started with Rainier Bank’s commercial lending training program. He moved into their national banking group and later specialized in middle-market lending. » Read More

Tim transitioned to community business banking in 2007 and since 2010 has helped drive the success of Puget Sound Bank. He works with a broad range of different industries, including seafood, manufacturing, contractors and distribution companies.

A longtime Husky, he holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Washington. He serves as a board member of EvergreenHealth Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial support for EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington; and he serves on the board of Firland Foundation, a nonprofit based in Shoreline, Washington that provides employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
vCard or call him at (425) 467-2010.

Chris Casey

Chris Casey

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager

Chris has been a banker his entire professional career in a variety of roles at different size financial organizations. However, it is community business banking where his skills and experience really come together to offer our customers insight and perspective not found anywhere else. » Read More

His background includes over 30 years of financial services experience, with most of that time spent in commercial banking roles. He’s known for taking extra time with his customers to make sure he thoroughly understands their needs. With his extensive expertise in underwriting and experience managing middle-market commercial credit relationships, customers can rest easy knowing that that their best interests always come first.

Chris has been actively involved with local educational outreach organizations, including Junior Achievement and DECA, as well as volunteer coaching youth athletics teams. He is a graduate Washington State University.

vCard or call him at (425) 467-2045.

Curtis Drury

Curtis Drury

Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager

Although Curtis Drury began his commercial banking career at a large bank, it is the high-touch, customer-centric focus of community business banking where he has found his niche. » Read More

His clients, many of whom have followed him to Puget Sound Bank, appreciate his willingness to spend extra time learning their businesses to fully understand their often complex needs.

Outside of the Bank he is active in raising funds and awareness for cancer research through involvement in the Obliteride, Base2Space, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. He also volunteers for Full Life Care and has coached many youth baseball and soccer teams for Mukilteo Little League and Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club.

Among the many outdoor activities he enjoys, Curtis lists skiing, rock climbing, camping and golfing at the top of his list. He is a Northwest native and is a graduate of Edmonds Community College and the University of Washington.

vCard or call him at (425) 467-2038.

Arnie Gunderson

Arnie Gunderson

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager

Arnie Gunderson has spent his banking career in a range of roles, all in the Puget Sound region, from opening a new branch to serving as a chief lending officer and many functions in-between. » Read More

He has spent time in a variety of financial institutions – retail, commercial, nonprofit; and big bank, credit union, community banks – and it is the community business banking setting where Arnie truly enjoys serving his customers the most.

Since Arnie has such a broad range of experience in these settings, his customers have found he is uniquely skilled at evaluating the entire relationship, suggesting and recommending what products and services can best promote their success.

He is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) loan expert and understands the complexities involved in helping small businesses navigate the SBA loan program process. Whether your small business needs funds to purchase real estate, acquire another business or better manage cash flow (or evaluate other financing), Arnie can help you better understand your options.

As those who know him will attest, Arnie listens carefully and quickly earns the trust and respect from everyone around him –colleagues, project partners, customers and others. He is a Northwest native and career banker so chances are you either know Arnie or know someone who does.

He is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington Graduate school of Business and Western Washington University. He holds a certificate of oboe performance from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. He performs regularly with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, where he also serves as president of the board.

vCard email Arnie or call him at (425) 467-2044.

Robert Harvie

Robert Harvie

Vice President, Relationship Manager

Robert Harvie (or “Harv” to everyone who knows him), has grown up in the community banking world, starting as a credit analyst. » Read More

Although he has worked with a wide range of businesses in different industries, he has found he particularly enjoys working with manufacturers and professional service firms.

He is a graduate of Western Washington University, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team (NCAA Division II) for four years.

vCard or call him at (425) 637-3919.

Dean Peterson

Dean Peterson

Vice President, Relationship Manager

Dean Peterson has over a decade of commercial banking and lending experience. He started with a focus on commercial real estate, specializing with income producing properties and commercial construction. » Read More

He expanded into commercial & industrial lending, as he enjoys the relational and consultative aspects of working with his clients as they grow their business.

Dean is a lifelong Seattle resident and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in business management.

vCard or call him at (425) 467-2034.

Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards

Vice President, Relationship Manager

A lifelong Seattleite and a second-generation commercial banker, Kevin Richards knew from the beginning that community banking was where he wanted to learn credit analysis, underwriting and commercial lending. » Read More

Clients appreciate his patience, commitment to find and recommend the best solutions, and consistent follow-through. Kevin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University.

vCard or call him at (425) 467-2005.

David Stegmeier

David Stegmeier

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager

David Stegmeier joined Puget Sound Bank at its inception in 2005, helping to develop many of the policies and procedures that have contributed to the strong credit culture at Puget Sound Bank. » Read More

He has over 15 years of commercial banking and finance experience and brings a deep understanding of credit analysis, operations and IT proficiency to the Bank.

He graduated from Utah Valley University and is a graduate of the Washington Bankers Association’s Executive Development program.

vCard or call him at (425) 637-3906.

Katherine Thompson

Katherine Thompson

Senior Vice President, Team Leader

Katherine has nearly thirty years of experience providing customized solutions for her commercial and private clients. » Read More

She works with a wide variety of businesses and professional practices, and has significant experience in commercial real estate financing.  Her proactive and results-oriented approach enables her to provide banking solutions tailored for her clients, helping them achieve their business goals.  Katherine focuses on building strong relationships and has worked with many of her clients for more than 20 years.

She is among the core group of bankers that formed Puget Sound Bank and was instrumental in developing the strong credit culture and customer focused approach that built the Bank into one of the healthiest in the country.

Katherine holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana, an MBA from Seattle University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and the UW Project Management program. She is an active member of the  Rotary Club of Bellevue where she has served as President. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and on the Planning Commission for the City of Newcastle.

vCard or call her at (425) 455-2555

Steve Vincent

Steve Vincent

Senior Vice President, Team Leader

Steve Vincent has over 30 years of commercial banking experience and was one of the core group of bankers hired when the bank opened in 2005. » Read More

An experienced business banker and commercial real estate lender, he is able to provide a wide spectrum of customized financing solutions to his clients depending upon their financing needs.  His clients appreciate working with one banker who understands both operating companies and commercial real estate, which is a much different experience they’ve had working with the larger regional and national banks that require that they talk to two different bankers.   In addition to servicing his clients, he has been a consistent presence in mentoring and developing today’s successful team of relationship managers.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Bellevue Downtown Association and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue. He previously served on Youth Eastside Services’ board of directors and was a member of Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club.

A Washington state native, Steve was raised on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. He holds an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, an MBA from Seattle University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

vCard or call him at (425) 637-3907.