Nabil Istafanous joined Celtic Capital as senior vice president of Client Development for the Pacific Northwest. He succeeds Steve Shaughnessy, who recently retired.

Istafanous has been a member of the region’s business community for the past twenty years as a business owner, lawyer, company executive and non-profit board member.

He currently serves on the board of the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason.

“Steve recommended Nabil as his replacement and I’m very glad that he did,” said Mark Hafner, Celtic president and CEO. “Nabil has a strong sense of the market, he’s sharp, articulate and, given his background, I’m confident he’ll be a great resource to the business community.”