Christopher Merrywell Biography and Net Worth

Chris Merrywell serves as senior executive vice president of Columbia Banking System and president, consumer banking of Umpqua Bank, and he served as executive vice president, chief operating officer of Columbia Banking System and Columbia Bank from January 1, 2020 until 2023’s merger with Umpqua. Mr. Merrywell joined Columbia in 2012 as director of wealth management. He took on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in his subsequent years with the bank before his 2017 promotion to executive vice president, chief consumer banking officer with oversight of the company’s wealth management, private & healthcare banking, and retail banking divisions.

Prior to joining Columbia, Mr. Merrywell spent five years as the regional managing director of wealth markets for Union Bank in the Northwest, and he also held management positions at Harris Private Bank. Mr. Merrywell began his 35-year career in the banking industry as a teller at U.S. Bank. Continued promotions in the retail division moved him from managing branches to districts before his transition to private banking and wealth management with the bank.

Mr. Merrywell holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arizona State University, and he is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. He is actively involved with Bellarmine Preparatory High School and Bloodworks Northwest, and his past nonprofit organization affiliations include the Tacoma Art Museum.

What is Christopher Merrywell's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Christopher Merrywell is at least $945,551.28 as of January 30th, 2024. Mr. Merrywell owns 50,727 shares of Columbia Banking System stock worth more than $945,551 as of June 20th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Merrywell may own. Learn More about Christopher Merrywell's net worth.

How do I contact Christopher Merrywell?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Merrywell and other Columbia Banking System executives is 1301 A STREET, TACOMA WA, 98402. Columbia Banking System can also be reached via phone at (253) 305-1900 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on Christopher Merrywell's contact information.

Has Christopher Merrywell been buying or selling shares of Columbia Banking System?

Christopher Merrywell has not been actively trading shares of Columbia Banking System during the past quarter. Most recently, on Tuesday, January 30th, Christopher Merrywell bought 5,000 shares of Columbia Banking System stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $21.09 per share, with a total value of $105,450.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 50,727 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,069,832.43. Learn More on Christopher Merrywell's trading history.

Who are Columbia Banking System's active insiders?

Columbia Banking System's insider roster includes Kumi Baruffi (General Counsel), Aaron Deer (CFO), Craig Eerkes (Director), Ron Farnsworth, Jr. (CFO), Tom Hulbert (Director), David Lawson (EVP), Luis Machuca (Director), Christopher Merrywell (VP), John Schultz (Director), and Clint Stein (CEO). Learn More on Columbia Banking System's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Columbia Banking System?

During the last year, Columbia Banking System insiders bought shares 8 times. They purchased a total of 35,987 shares worth more than $735,322.93. The most recent insider tranaction occured on February, 6th when Director Elizabeth Whitehead Seaton bought 2,685 shares worth more than $49,618.80. Insiders at Columbia Banking System own 0.6% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Columbia Banking System.

Information on this page was last updated on 2/6/2024.

Christopher Merrywell Insider Trading History at Columbia Banking System

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
1/30/2024Buy5,000$21.09$105,450.0050,727View SEC Filing Icon  
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Columbia Banking System Company Overview

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Columbia Banking System, Inc. operates as the holding company of Umpqua Bank that provides banking, private banking, mortgage, and other financial services in the United States. The company offers deposit products, including business, non-interest bearing checking, interest-bearing checking and savings, money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; and insured cash sweep and other investment sweep solutions. It also provides commercial lending products, such as commercial lines of credit and term loans, accounts receivable and inventory financing, international trade finance, commercial property loans, multifamily loans, equipment loans, commercial equipment leases, real estate construction loans and permanent financing, and small business administration program financing, as well as capital markets. In addition, the company offers wealth management comprising financial planning, investment, trust, and insurance; treasury management, which includes digital and mobile banking solutions, ACH, wires, positive pay, remote deposit capture, integrated payments, integrated receivables, lockbox, cash vault, real-time payments, commercial card, and foreign exchange and international banking related products, as well as merchant services; and brokerage services, residential real estate loans and consumer loans. It serves its products to corporate, institutional, small business, and individual customers. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.
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