Scott is a lifelong Oregon resident – born, raised and still living in NE Portland. He has a 20+ year career in the finance/lending industry covering a wide range of roles.
Prior to joining Columbia Bank in September 2017 to head up its SBA Lending Department, Scott was the primary Lender Relations Specialist at the SBA’s Portland District Office for over six years – providing support and guidance to active SBA lenders on both the 504 and 7a programs.
Prior to SBA, Scott was the Credit Administrator for a small, mission oriented community bank in Portland that had a focus on small business. Through all of his positions – Scott has gained a strong appreciation and passion for supporting what is the “backbone” of our economy – small businesses.