Kelsey Skidmore

VP, Commercial Banker
(984) 867-4915

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Areas Served

Oregon and SW Washington

Get to know me

As a First Citizens commercial banker, it’s important to invest in understanding your business, strategies and key objectives. An established process and skilled team of specialists help me tailor solutions to fit you and your organization. Clients appreciate our trusted partnership in planning for long-term success.

My career includes over 14 years in banking with the majority of that time spent in the Commercial and Business Banking space. My specific focus has been working with clients in the Commercial and Industrial space that are in the growth phase of the business cycle.

After growing up in Seattle I decided to move south to Portland which I have called home for the past 20-years. Being a Pacific Northwest native, I enjoy spending my time outdoors in my garden and on the trail. Not only are these activities cathartic and grounding; they have also taught me valuable lessons in problem-solving, adjusting and persevering.

These lessons have a direct correlation to how I work with my customers. Every businesses operations are nuanced, which is why it is important to have a financial partner who understands the intricacies of the business and delivers tailored solutions. I enjoy working with businesses who have a mutual appreciation of relationship banking and recognize the long-term benefits of having a banker who knows and proactively helps their business.

I am passionate about spending my spare time supporting and connecting local businesses and non-profits. Because ""alone, we can do so little, together we can do so much."" – Helen Keller

I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn.

Our approach

At First Citizens, our Bankers view business relationships with you through a long-term lens. This aligns with our brand ethics, business philosophies and statement of purpose for building a long, lasting alliance. We make recommendations and decisions based on what’s best for your business and focus on your growth, expansion and success.

Management at First Citizens is regional, and we guide your accounts in the same manner—with regional support and authority. Our relationship management teams include inside and outside relationship managers, credit professionals and product specialists. Our consulting and business strategy services include industry change optimization, business process management and financial management processes.

We pride ourselves on working together to bring positive results to your business, as we see your vision come to fruition.

Industry Expertise

Architectural Firms
Healthcare and Medical

Community Involvement

Portland Youth Builders - Advocacy Board

Personal Interests

Hiking, backpacking, gardening, cooking


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