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.
NMLS ID# 1316449
Phone: (206) 436-3428
Josh Williams is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Seattle Bank. Josh joined the Bank in 2014 and leads its commercial, private banking, specialty mortgage, and family office services teams. He has over 20 years of banking experience, serving as a resource to closely held businesses and their owners, and building and leading successful teams. Prior to joining Seattle Bank, Josh held various positions at Wells Fargo, most recently as Senior Global Banking Consultant. 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 serves as Treasurer of the Mt. Baker Community Club’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund.
Keith McCullough is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Keith joined the Bank in 2012 and is responsible for credit risk management and oversight of the portfolio underwriting and loan operations teams. He has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, starting at Key Bank with various positions in credit administration and lending for both consumer and business customers. Prior to joining Seattle Bank, Keith served as Senior Credit Administrator for Charter Bank in Bellevue and as Senior Treasury Manager for its parent company Boston Private Bank. Keith earned a degree in Economics from Whitman College and has enjoyed volunteering at local community organizations such as Ventures and United Way.
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.
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 13 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. Robin earned a degree in Accounting from Washington State University and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton and holds a certificate in leadership from the Wharton School as well.
Karen Mefford is Executive Vice President, Corporate Initiatives at Seattle Bank. Karen joined the Bank in 2014 and is responsible for overseeing and managing projects related to the Bank's digital offering and core systems. Karen has over 20 years of banking experience, with deep expertise in vendor and operations management. Karen began her career with Washington Federal, and spent many years 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.
Jayson Callies is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Seattle Bank. Jayson joined the Bank in 2016 and is responsible for managing the Bank’s IT infrastructure and the evaluation and implementation of new client facing technologies. Jayson has over 16 years of bank technology experience, with extensive expertise in network infrastructure, core banking systems and communications technology. Jayson began his banking technology career with Whidbey Island Bank, working there for over 9 years. Jayson most recently was employed with Northwest Bank where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
Diana Steiner is Senior Vice President and Manager of Reverse Mortgage Operations at Seattle Bank. Diana rejoined the Bank in 2018, having previously served as the Bank’s controller from 2004 to 2010. Diana is responsible for managing the Bank’s reverse mortgage portfolio, including accounting and financial modeling. Diana is a CPA and has over 15 years’ experience in financial services, in various audit and accounting roles. Prior to rejoining Seattle Bank, Diana served as Vice President and Accounting Operations Division Controller at HomeStreet Bank. Diana earned a degree in Accounting from Lubbock Christian University, and in 2010 embarked on a four-year journey aboard a 34-foot sailboat, ultimately covering 35,000 miles and visiting 30 countries.
Board of Directors
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 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.
Mr. Waechter re-joined the Board in 2020. Mr. Waechter previously served on the Board from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Waechter currently serves as Managing Director at Delafield Hambrecht Inc. (“DHI”). DHI manages private investment funds, and makes private equity investments. 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.
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.
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.