McDermott + Bull has successfully ran the executive search for a Chief Credit Officer at First Northern Bank, with Brett Hamilton assuming the position. In this role, Brett will be responsible for the design, execution, and communication of credit policy, approval, administration, and portfolio analysis, while serving as the primary liaison with the examiners on all credit-related matters.

Brett brings over 25 years of credit leadership and commercial banking production experience. He joins First Northern from Tri Counties Bank, where he most recently served as a Senior Credit Administrator. Prior, Brett spent over 15 years with Rabobank in credit analysis, credit risk, and reporting and analytics roles for both the Northern American Bank division and the Agrifinance business. His foundational career was built in portfolio management and relationship management roles with U.S. Bank and Bank of America.

First Northern Bank, an independent community bank, specializes in relationship banking. Headquartered in Solano County since 1910, the bank serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Colusa, Glenn, and Contra Costa Counties, as well as the west slope of El Dorado County. Experts are available in small business, commercial, real estate and agribusiness lending, as well as mortgage loans.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Managing Director Courtney Dorrel, Executive Recruiter Rachel Camonayan, and Research Associate Aaron Bennett.