Whenever someone within Pacific Crest has a particularly perplexing question, the answer is often, “Let’s ask Wayne.” As PCSB’s long-tenured chief financial officer, Wayne Bull, Jr. has a wealth of financial and institutional knowledge, which makes him a go-to source when his colleagues are navigating complex challenges. Since joining the bank in 1998, Wayne has always held PCSB’s highest financial operations positions, beginning as controller and evolving to CFO. Today, not only is he responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company – including reviewing every loan that comes through the bank – he also supervises the daily operations of the accounting department, human resources, IT, and payroll.
Wayne grew up in the Puget Sound region and attended Western Washington University, where he graduated with a degree in accounting. He got his foot in the door at Cascade Bank and quickly worked his way up to the role of senior accountant before getting wind of an opportunity at Pacific Crest as the bank’s controller. With his boss’ blessing, he took the interview and has been a vital member of the team ever since. Finding a unique and supportive community within the bank, Wayne is able to provide valuable insight that he knows will always be heard and appreciated by clients and fellow colleagues.
Among the many things Wayne enjoys about his work is the variety of daily challenges he is tasked with solving. Whether he’s watching interest rates by the minute for the asset liability committee or reviewing loans on the loan committee, he appreciates that every day is different and that he can count on his colleagues to collaborate as experts in their respective fields.
Wayne is a longtime resident of Monroe, WA, where he and his wife raised their two (now grown) children – a registered nurse and a nuclear engineer. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time in his community.
Hear more from Wayne about working at Pacific Crest:
“Not many companies, let alone banks, make you feel like you’re part of a community, but Pacific Crest is one of them. I know my input will always matter and be heard, which is an invaluable aspect of any work environment. Not to mention, when you treat your clients with respect and a genuine willingness to help, it makes you feel part of something bigger than yourself, and you’re able to see the first-hand impact it has on the community.”
Do you have any good parenting tips? For me, it was about quality time. I had the opportunity to coach many of my kids’ sports teams when they were growing up, which was a great way to spend time together. Now that they’re older, we enjoy taking family trips when we have the chance – most recently to Sunriver, OR. It’s a great little town for recreation with everything an active family could want.
How do you stay involved in your community? I was appointed to the City of Monroe’s Planning Commission in 2015. We host two meetings a month and advise the city council on land use issues including zoning, planning, code changes, and community development, where I’m invested in finding ways to make housing more affordable.