Paul Bate has more than 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started his banking career for Washington Mutual and spent over a decade in multiple retail and lending positions before beginning his compliance-focused career at Umpqua Bank in 2003. While there he earned his CRCM. While the Compliance Manager for River City Bank in Sacramento, Paul attended and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School. He then spent seven years as a Compliance Examiner with the FDICs Division of Consumer Protection before joining First Technology Federal Credit Union as the Vice President of Compliance in 2018. Paul’s mix of Retail, Lending, Compliance, and Regulatory experience has made him extremely skilled at designing and implementing Compliance Management Systems that aim to support operational business functions while maintaining the highest levels of compliance.
Additionally, Paul is the exceptionally proud father of two US Marines, having himself served for over eight years, leaving the Marine Corps as a 1st Lieutenant in 1997.