SVP, Senior Credit Officer
Phil Bridge has worked in all aspects of commercial banking from credit analysis, portfolio management, relationship management, leading a commercial lending team and most recently as Senior Credit Officer working with commercial teams in Oregon, SW Washington and Puget Sound. Phil is passionate about education and mentorship in banking, driving his enthusiasm for the RMA. Phil holds a BA and MBA from the University of Portland and is an honors graduate with a published management paper from Pacific Coast Banking School. Outside of banking, Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. You can connect with Phil at:
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Credit Review Officer
Sarah Abadi is a creative strategist who has used her passion for continuous development to guide her career in the banking industry. She is eager to leverage her near-decade of banking experience in operations and credit to help develop the future of the industry. Sarah is excited about the opportunity to share her knowledge to help increase access to risk management education as an RMA Board Member. In addition to her current role as Credit Review Officer at Umpqua Bank, Sarah is also an MBA Candidate and Data Science student at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Sarah earned her BA in Political Science at The University of Oregon. Reach Sarah at: SarahAbadi@UmpquaBank.com
Dave Porter is known for his responsiveness, creativity, and client focus. After 15 years in public accounting with a Big 4 firm, Dave started and led two successful consulting firms over the next 14 years before coming aboard at Geffen Mesher. He also served as the VP of Finance and Controller for a rapidly growing manufacturer of technology products. His experience in public accounting, private industry, and consulting combine to give him a unique perspective.
Dave’s forensic expertise helps companies develop stronger internal controls, mitigate risks, and recover from occupational fraud when it does occur. “Business owners are focused on running their companies, and may not stop to consider that a trusted employee might be stealing from them.” This need led Dave to launch Geffen Mesher’s Forensic Accounting group. Under his leadership, the group has quickly become a well-rounded and sought-after forensic team. You can connect with Dave at email@example.com.