Founded in 1916, Everett’s Cascade Bank became Opus Bank in 2011. Opus Bank’s newest Washington office in Kirkland is one of a total of 43 banking offices, and the bank plans to continue adding banking offices to serve the West Coast. Opus Bank’s mission is to empower communities by providing the funding to drive new job growth, expand revenues, and fuel economic recovery. Opus Bank is among the best-capitalized banks in the Western region* and we have committed over $2.3 billion dollars of capital funding for small and mid-sized business over the next five years.
Opus Bank gives back to the communities it serves by providing financial support to nonprofit organizations that make a positive and meaningful impact. As the first of several planned local donations, the Opus Community Foundation recently gave the Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing a $5,000 grant.
About the Kirkland banking office team:
Ruthie Smith, VP & Retail Banking Manager, has been in banking since 1987. Her passion has always been connecting with customers and working with the community. She is very excited to be managing the beautiful new Kirkland banking office and become involved in the community. She has been a teller, a personal banker, an assistant manager, and a loan servicing department manager. Ruthie is an avid runner and loves getting a sunny Kirkland waterfront jog in after work.
Debbie Clark, Client Service Manager, has lived on the Eastside for the last 30 years. She loves working with people and she enjoys sitting in Kirkland’s park by the water to read a book. Debbie says that the Pancake House makes the best pancakes she has ever had.
Taylor Brennan, Senior Financial Services Representative has lived in Kirkland the last 10 years. He has volunteered at the Kirkland library and was a lifeguard at the Peter Kirk Pool. Taylor loves to support the local restaurants and businesses, and he knows where everything is!
Matt Diehl, Senior Customer Service Representative, was born in Kirkland and has lived in this area most of his life. He is very excited to be part of the new Kirkland team and work in his hometown.