Grant Word, Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial & Business Banking, has a long history of market expansion and growth over his bank career. He is responsible for the strategic direction and client base of business clients, with a focus on lending. He partners with Client & Treasury Management to complete the breadth of services provided. Grant joined bank in March 2017 and initially focused on building execution and capacity to serve a growing and diverse group of commercial clients across our west coast footprint. He has refined the delivery of legacy lending focused on multifamily, renewable energy and nonprofits, along with expanding specialty practices of affordable housing, small business, SBA and Earth Services sectors. More recently Grant led the development of additional bank services such as interest rate swaps, business credit cards and created a dedicated team to support small business needs.
Word brings a proven track record establishing and scaling commercial banks, previously launching commercial banking in Oregon for JPMorgan Chase. His prior roles have been with Bank of America, Washington Mutual Commercial Group, US Bank and Opus Bank – all with a primarily Pacific Northwest and west coast focus – and responsibilities including market leadership, credit/lending, sales/client management and strategic development. He attended University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration.
He most enjoys using the skills and experience from larger, traditional banks for a different purpose - to further the bank mission and social impact.