IRVINE, California, June 5, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Daniel Kuenzi as Chief Credit Officer with Bank of the Pacific, a full-service community bank.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Shree Thakarar, Senior Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Bank of the Pacific ran a tremendous search and selection process to bring Dan Kuenzi to the bank.  Dan is the ideal Chief Credit Officer for BOP with the right cultural match, and a deep understanding of BOP’s market and its credit appetite.”

Prior to joining Bank of the Pacific, Kuenzi served as SVP, Eastern Washington Region President with HomeStreet Bank, overseeing four commercial teams and acting as the region’s Chief Lending Officer.  He joined Homestreet by way of their acquisition of Whidbey Island Bank where Kuenzi served as the Chief Credit Officer.

Kuenzi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural & Resource Economics from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, Champaign.

About Bank of the Pacific

Bank of the Pacific (OTCQB:PFLC) is a community bank in the truest sense of the definition – focusing its attention on the needs of local businesses, and families, channeling most of their loans to the neighborhoods and communities where their clients live and work, helping those local communities grow.  The words “neighbor” and “hometown” carry significant meaning for each and every member of the Bank of the Pacific team.  And with this focus, Bank of the Pacific earns its independence every day.  The Bank is positioned as one of the premier community banks in the Northwest, and its performance reflects the Bank as a strong survivor in the consolidating banking industry.  The institution has grown and evolved significantly since its founding in 1971, when a group of businessmen from Long Beach, Washington sought to create a bank with high-touch personal service in a model that emphasized support for the local community.  Today, the Bank still holds true to these founding principles, but with a footprint that expands throughout 18 branches and three loan production offices in Washington and Oregon.

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