Phil is immensely proud to be part of such a progressive credit union, bringing over 30 years of experience to First Tech and working with financial institutions in both legal advisory and regulatory roles. Before joining our Executive Team, he served as General Counsel for Citizens Bank of Northern California. Prior to that, he was Chief Counsel to Wachovia Small Business Capital and the Western Regional Counsel of Small Business Banking for Wachovia/Wells Fargo. He was also a partner with a Sacramento, California regional law firm specializing in financial institution law.
In his career, he has worked closely with boards of directors and senior managers, providing counsel on various corporate governance, financial services, compliance, and regulatory matters. Phil is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and a member of the California and Oregon State Bar Associations. He also has a degree in Business Administration and Financial Management with Honors from the University of Montana. Phil is an avid sports enthusiast and a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, the Ronald MacDonald House at Stanford, Oregon Food Bank, and Northwest Medical Teams.