Heritage Bank added a new commercial banking team in the greater Portland, OR area. The new team includes Chris Kane, Amber Clark, Kyle Gibson, Brandon Posey, Patrick Ridenour, Stephanie Kreiger and Paige Rinde.

Kane joins Heritage as team leader and has been in the banking industry for 17 years. Most recently, he led a team at a regional community bank focused on providing commercial and private banking related services to the dental and healthcare fields.

Clark joins the team as a commercial banking officer. She has over 13 years of experience, with expertise in business development and portfolio management of commercial, healthcare and dental business customers. .

Gibson joins the team as a commercial banking officer. Gibson comes to Heritage with 14 years of banking experience. In addition to continuously growing his customer base, Gibson is respected for guiding sales efforts and providing high-quality customer service.

Posey joins as a commercial banking officer with over 17 years of lending experience in the Portland/SW Washington area, including in the healthcare and real estate markets. Posey is a banker who focuses on building long term relationships and providing a consultative approach while addressing his customer’s needs.

Ridenour joins as a commercial banking officer. He has over eight years of experience in the commercial banking industry with expertise in business development, credit analysis and portfolio management for commercial and industrial as well as professional service industries.

Kreiger joins as a senior credit analyst with over 12 years of commercial and private banking experience. She has expertise in financial analysis and cash flow, collateral analysis, portfolio management and commercial real estate.

Rinde joins as a senior loan production assistant. Rinde has over 11 years of banking experience.

Bryan McDonald, Heritage executive vice president and chief operating officer, commented, “We are excited to have this talented group of bankers join Heritage Bank, and we look forward to supporting their efforts to deliver an expanded set of high-quality banking services in the dynamic Portland MSA market.”

Heritage Bank has a network of 64 banking offices to serve customers in Washington and Oregon, doing business under the Central Valley Bank name in the Yakima and Kittitas counties of Washington and under the Whidbey Island Bank name on Whidbey Island.