Sheryl Nilson

Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Sheryl Nilson leads Pacific Crest Savings Bank as its co-founder, president and chief executive officer, bringing more than 30 years of expertise in mortgage lending and banking. She most enjoys collaborating with her outstanding team to serve its various clients. Her leadership of Pacific Crest’s transformation and expansion from Phoenix Mortgage in 1984 to a community bank in 1998 is one of her proudest achievements. Sheryl is a past president and director of the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association and a Fannie Mae Advisory Board. She was born, raised and continues to live with her husband in the Seattle area.  Sheryl spends her free time on the things she enjoys most: her cats & dogs, photography, and combining the two.

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