McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Kyle Leyendecker as Chief Operating Officer at Northwest Bank. In his new role, Kyle will report directly to the bank’s Chief Executive Officer and play a key role in shaping the future success of the organization.
Prior to joining Northwest Bank, Kyle served as COO + Director of Banking Operations at $13 billion Bridge Bank, a division of $70 billion Western Alliance Bank. Earlier in his career, he held several senior-level roles at Heartland Financial USA. Kyle also served as a commissioned Federal Bank Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He holds a BBA and MBA in business finance from the University of New Mexico.
Founded in 2008 by business owners, Northwest Bank is a true business bank serving closely held businesses, professionals, nonprofits, and the real estate community throughout the Pacific Northwest and Utah. The organization has grown its total assets to $1.15 billion with full-service locations in Seattle, Washington; Boise, Idaho; Lake Oswego, Oregon; and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; as well as a loan production office in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull President Brandon Biegenzahn, Managing Director Courtney Dorrel, Senior Executive Recruiter Rachel Loye, and Senior Research Associate Josh Nichols.