Heritage Financial in Olympia, Wash., has entered the Boise, Idaho, market after hiring a lending team.
The $7.2 billion-asset company said in a press release that it hired Mike Trueba to serve as commercial team leader and Kara Aburusa as a credit analyst senior. Heritage plans to hire more commercial relationship managers, deposit relationship managers and support staff.
Boise is “a new market we have wanted to be in for several years now,” Bryan McDonald, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in the release.
“Over time we hope to further expand in Idaho through organic growth and potential acquisitions,” McDonald added. “Mike provides us significant experience, integrity, skill and community focus in Boise.”
Trueba previously served as a commercial banking manager with Northwest Bank, according to his LinkedIn profile. Aburusa was as assistant relationship manager at Northwest.