Michael V. Paul, Principal & CEO. Mike serves as Chief Executive Officer and was the founding CEO of The Commerce Bank of Oregon, and also served as President, Private Client Services for Umpqua Bank, Senior Lending Officer for Centennial Bank, following a 22 year career with Key Bank. Paul comes to Plaza Bank from Portland based ODS, responsible for its financial subsidiary Dental Commerce Corporation. Paul is the former Chair of the Oregon Bankers Association, American Lung Association of Oregon, City of Portland Business Advisory Council, and taught banking and commerce courses for the American Institute of Banking and Portland State University Professional Development Center. Mike is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and Pacific Coast Banking School.
Mike Anderson, Principal & CLO. Mike serves as Chief Lending Officer. He has a 25 year career in banking in the Puget Sound region, in addition to a nearly 10 year term as CFO for a local manufacturing company. During his career, Mike has developed longstanding client relationships in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, construction, equipment dealers, medical/dental, and other professionals. He has served as Senior Vice President & Team Leader at Charter Bank/Boston Private Bank and, most recently, as Commercial Banking Officer with Umpqua Bank. Mike is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and obtained his MBA from the University of Washington. He is active in his community, having served in Rotary, Kiwanis (past President), Boys and Girls Club, and the United Way's tax preparation program. He is currently a volunteer Mentor at First Place Scholars School in Seattle and serves on his church's Elder Board.
Rosario Arias de Carroll, Principal & SVP. Rosario is a founding senior officer of Plaza Bank, and serves as the Director of Diversity Banking. She also plays a prominent role in our Community Outreach efforts. She has over 27 years of commercial banking experience in the greater Seattle area. Rosario is a Director of the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts of Western Washington-Latina Project and is the Scholarship committee chair of the UWA Hispanic Business Student Association.
Michael J. Clabby, Principal & CCO. Mike serves as Chief Credit Officer. He formerly served as Executive Vice President and Regional Chief Credit Officer for First Interstate Bank, and in several key credit administration roles in Washington and Arizona. Clabby is a graduate of Gonzaga University and Pacific Coast Banking School. He is a former national Board member of Robert Morris Associates and is Past President of Northwest Intermediate Banking School.
Kari Stenslie, CPA, CMA, Principal & CFO. Kari serves as Chief Financial Officer and has over 25 years of banking experience in the greater Puget Sound area. Prior to joining Plaza Bank in 2014. she served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for First Savings bank Northwest and spent 20 years at First Mutual Bank. Kari graduated from Seattle University and Pacific Coast Banking School. She is a former Board member and Treasurer of the Renton Chamber of Commerce.
Sharliene Tamashiro, Principal & SVP. Sharliene serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations and oversees its delivery and quality assuarance. She has over eleven years of banking experience, and joined Plaza Bank in 2012. She manages the IT and Operations areas, to ensure compliance with internal controls and regulatory standards, that help provide innovative solutions for an overall positive client delivery experience. She is a business graduate of Gonzaga University and volunteers her time with the Emerging Leaders of United Way of King County to help and get involved with the community.
Plaza Bank is committed to the delivery of consistent, valuable services, which requires an emphasis and discipline. Our team is experienced and well trained to execute on service.
Dawn Beagan, VP of Loan Operations has been a Community Banker since 1996. She joined Plaza Bank in 2012 and administers the Bank's Loan Operations area including loan documentation, funding and servicing contributing to an efficient and positive Borrower experience while maintaining accuracy and compliance in order to safeguard the Bank. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University.
K. Sun (Sunny) Kim, VP/Portfolio Manager, has over 14 years commercial banking experience, mainly with community banks. During his banking career, his professional focus has been on credit underwriting and loan portfolio management, including commercial, real estate and SBA credit facilities. Sunny is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Michelle L. Montez, Accounting is a graduate from San Diego State University, and later obtained her MBA. Michelle is a finance professional, with over 5 years of Accounting experience mainly in the Tourism and Cruising Industry, as well as accounts payable, staff accountancy and financial statement preparation responsibilities. Michelle just recently joined Plaza Bank in 2014, additional strength to our Quality Assurance team.