Executive Team

  • John W. Blizzard

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    John W. Blizzard is President and Chief Executive Officer. John joined Seattle Bank in January 2014, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in April 2014. John is responsible for developing and leading the organization's vision and operating strategies. John comes to Seattle Bank with over 20 years of banking and financial services experience. John's industry experience includes eight years with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. Prior to joining Seattle Bank, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bank. John earned an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University, and an MBA from Seattle University. He is a graduate of the University of Washington's Pacific Coast Banking School.

  • Josh Williams

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    Phone: (206) 436-3426

    Josh Williams is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Seattle Bank. Josh joined the Bank in 2014. He is responsible for managing the commercial and private banking relationship teams at Seattle Bank. Josh has over 15 years of banking experience, beginning his career as an Analyst for Norwest Bank in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2002, Josh returned to Seattle where he was a business banker and led Seattle metro business banking. Most recently, Josh served as Vice President and Senior Global Banking Consultant for Wells Fargo. Josh earned a degree in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College, and an MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. Josh's community involvement includes serving as a volunteer coach with Seattle Youth Soccer Association.

  • Keith McCullough

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    Keith McCullough is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. In this capacity he oversees the administration of those policies and procedures that apply to the credit the bank extends to its customers, and also manages the bank's loan portfolio. Keith has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, including as Senior Credit Administrator at Charter Bank, Senior Treasury Manager at Boston Private Bank, and various positions in commercial lending and credit administration at Key Bank. He volunteers at Washington C.A.S.H. (Community Alliance for Self Help) and United Way.

  • Terry Stull

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    Terry Stull is Senior Vice President and Controller at Seattle Bank. Terry joined the Bank in 2013. Terry is responsible for managing and supervising the Accounting department and financial reporting. Terry has over 40 years' experience in banking. He started out as a clerk in the Trust Department with National Bank of Commerce (Rainer Bank) in 1973, and most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pacific International Bank. Terry earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Washington. Over the years, Terry has managed and coached sports teams in Snohomish County, and he and his wife served as foster parents for several years.

  • Jean Ciesynski

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    Jean Ciesynski is Executive Vice President and Chief Deposit Officer. Jean joined the Bank in 2009. Jean is responsible for deposit delivery and operations, along with deposit and cash management products and services. Jean has over 35 years of banking industry experience. Prior to her employment with Seattle Bank, she served as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking and Vice President of Training and Branch Operations at Sound Community Bank. Jean earned a business management degree from Kennedy Western University, and graduated from BAI Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Wisconsin. She volunteers at the YWCA Dress for Success program and has provided financial counseling for the women at Hope Place at Seattle Union Gospel Mission.

  • Robin Skeen

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    Robin Skeen is Senior Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor at Seattle Bank. Robin joined the Bank in 2016. Robin is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing, the internal and external audits for the Bank. She also oversees Bank Compliance. Robin is a CPA and has over 20 years’ experience in accounting, audit and risk management, with 10 of those years in the banking industry. Robin’s banking career began at Washington Mutual where she served as Vice President and Controller of Enterprise Risk Management. She most recently worked for Cascade Bank Corporation as Vice President and Internal Audit/Compliance Director. Robin earned a degree in Accounting from Washington State University. Robin has served in a mentor program for teen girls, working with them on emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.

  • Karen Mefford

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    Karen Mefford is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Seattle Bank. Karen joined the Bank in 2014. Karen is responsible for overseeing the implementation and day-to-day operations of the Bank's technology, and vendor management. She has over 20 years of banking experience, with expertise in vendor and operations management. She began her career with Washington Federal, and her most recent employment was with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, where she served as Vice President and Director of Operations. She earned a degree from Gonzaga University.

Board of Directors

  • Nick Eitel

    Nick Eitel is Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Eitel served as CEO of Everett Shipyard Inc., a Seattle-area privately owned commercial shipyard, from 1992 until its sale in 2008 to Todd Shipyards. In 2000, Mr. Eitel co-founded and served as a Director and CEO of Gear.com, until its merger with Overstock.com in 2001. Mr. Eitel also makes private equity investments on his own behalf. Notable pre-liquidity event investments include Coinstar, Amazon.com, Aquantive, Market Leader and Insitu. Mr. Eitel holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BS from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

  • Stan Baty

    Stan Baty joined the Board of Directors of the Bank in March 2011. Since November 1996, Mr. Baty has served as the Vice President of Columbia Pacific Management, Inc., where he is responsible for real estate related investment decisions. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Stan Baty was a financial analyst for Nomura Securities Corporation. Mr. Baty is a graduate of the University of Washington.

  • Peter Kuttel

    Peter Kuttel joined the board in 2011. In 1989 Mr. Kuttel co-founded Victor Seafoods, a privately owned seafood harvesting and processing company focusing on pollock, cod, and crab resources in Alaska. He served as its President and CEO from 1991 until the business was sold in1999. In 2000 he co-founded and acted as majority investor in Bear & Wolf Salmon Company, a fish processing and marketing company focusing on the Alaskan salmon resource. In 2008 the company was acquired by Trident Seafoods. Mr. Kuttel was a stockholder, and served on the board of, Trident Seafoods until 2010. Mr. Kuttel also served on the board of the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Association from 2004 to 2007. He currently focuses on private equity investments for his family. Mr. Kuttel has a BA in Finance from the University Of San Diego.

  • Jon Fine

    Jon Fine joined the board in 2014, and serves as the Chairman of the Seattle Bank Audit Committee. Mr. Fine is currently the Chief Executive Officer of United Way of King County. Mr. Fine's leadership in the financial services field is equally as strong as that of his community involvement, beginning in 1980 at Puget Sound Bank. Mr. Fine formerly served on the boards of both Russell Investment Company and Columbia Bank. Mr. Fine has an Undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and a Master's degree from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

  • John Waechter

    John Waechter joined the board in 2015. Mr. Waechter currently serves as Managing Director of Investment Banking for Delafield Hambrecht Inc.. Prior to joining Delafield Hambrecht Inc., he served as CEO of Saltmine, Inc. He also co-founded Waechter Lufkin in 1997, and served as Principal of the Seattle-based Broker Dealer specializing in seed-stage private placements. Mr. Waechter graduated from Whitman College and received an MBA from the University of Washington.