Scott Gibson, a senior vice president and Pacific Crest’s lending manager, feels a certain sense of pride driving around the Puget Sound region. As he passes by retail establishments, multifamily housing developments, and many new construction projects, there’s a chance he’s helped the owners secure the financing to reach their goals.
Over his 30-year career in banking and lending Scott has touched over a thousand loans, but it’s the personal relationship side of the business that’s been the most rewarding aspect of his work – and it’s one of the things he enjoys most about working at Pacific Crest.
Before joining the Pacific Crest team in 2012, Scott began his career at Peoples Mortgage Company where he built his career from the ground up, climbing the stairs from the mailroom during college summers to landing full-time lending team roles as a processor and underwriter. He went on to spend more than 20 years at Cascade Bank as a loan officer, and eventually vice president. There he honed his customer-centered approach rooted in always doing the right thing and being responsive to his clients’ needs.
Now, he oversees Pacific Crest’s lending operation, specializing in providing financing for commercial, multifamily and residential properties, along with construction loans. Among the many things he enjoys about his work is the opportunity to find simple and customized solutions for borrowers with complex challenges and circumstances.
Hear it from Scott:
“It’s rewarding that a lot of the clients I work with today are referred by colleagues or past clients, or people who are coming back for help with additional projects. I think a big part of why we’re able to earn repeat business is because we’re here making local decisions from our headquarters, getting right back to people – often the same day, and sometimes within the hour. It’s great to be their partner and watch their projects come to life in our community.”
Outside of the office:
Scott is a longtime volunteer with Boy Scouts of America and has been involved in many different scouting roles over his sons’ youth, often spending his vacations leading biking trips, backpacking treks, or summer camp adventures. Now that his kids are grown, he spends more time on his own hobbies, including cycling and participating in the annual Seattle to Portland (STP) ride, hiking, travel, and perfecting his knack for home brewing. On his most adventurous days, you might even find him jumping out of an airplane!