Meet Devin Jackson, Relationship Manager at Regents Bank
Vancouver, Washington and the Portland metro area are often called out as a great place to live. We know it’s also a great place to do business, and our Vancouver office is staffed with people, like Devin Jackson, who are passionate about helping local companies grow and succeed.
Devin, a vice president at Regents Bank, is home-grown and even knows some of his clients from his school days at Skyview High School, Gonzaga University (BS degree in Finance) and Willamette University (current MBA program). He enjoys living in an area that’s very metropolitan but retains a small town vibe. He likes that he’s always running into his clients at the grocery store, the movie theater (he’s a film buff), Portland Timbers soccer games (and a soccer fan) and just about everywhere else he goes.
That’s not all he does with his free time, though. He just wrapped up a seven-year stint as a Big Brother to a local youth (who’s not so young anymore), and he’s currently chair of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, which supports ongoing activities promoting lifelong learning and literacy. As chair of the Foundation, Devin is focused on building new libraries in three local communities. It’s a capital project he expects will take five years. He’s also a big supporter of the Library’s free educational seminars for current and would-be business owners and entrepreneurs.
Helping businesses focused on growth is what most excites Devin about his work at Regents Bank. The service he strives to provide goes beyond standard banking assistance. He enjoys determining the resources his clients need and providing useful connections and information that will help his clients succeed. His clients often describe him as a consultant as well as a banker – something that distinguishes Devin and Regents Bank from competitors.
Devin believes that being a good community banker means understanding the unique challenges of his clients and their industries. He knows that his construction-related companies in the northwest face seasonal challenges, which can translate into cash flow issues and the need to maintain lines of credit. Manufacturers run into similar challenges with the ebb and flow of fulfilling orders and receiving payments. No matter what the industry, Devin says that long-term, close relationships between Regents’ bankers and their clients are always important, especially during challenging economic times or when the business is contemplating a big change, such as an acquisition or building purchase.
Devin is also frequently part of the team of relationship managers at Regents Bank who work with multi-generational business owners in our area in order to help maintain a relationship legacy. When one generation passes along the reins to the next, no one wants to sacrifice or compromise the professional relationships they’ve worked so hard to cultivate.
So, the next time you see Devin around town or at the movies – or maybe at a Vancouver Chamber of Commerce or Southwest Washington Contractors Association meeting -be sure to say hello. Devin looks forward to chatting with you.
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