Warren Banks

How do your colleagues describe you?

Very knowledgeable, helpful and timely.

Why do you do what you do?

I enjoy helping others achieve their goals and in watching the company achieve at ever higher levels. The reward is the positive effect this has on the owners.


Warren is an International Trade Business Adviser with OSBDCN Global Trade Center. He has an MBA from the University of Puget Sound with an emphasis on international marketing and finance. He spent 25 years in the financial services industry which included managing a representative office in Tokyo, Japan, starting a wholly owned subsidiary for international trade and finance in Portland, Oregon, and was an SVP and Manager of the International Financial Services Division of U.S. Bank of Oregon. He achieved his Certified Global Business Professional certification in September, 2013.

Other internationally related assignments included Managing Director for the International Trade Division of Oregon Business Development Department which assisted companies in Oregon to engage in or expand their international activities, and helped organize several Governor trade missions.

He was the General Manager for Matsushita Kotobuki America (a Panasonic subsidiary), located in Vancouver, WA. While there, he was instrumental in leading the company to establish a Foreign Trade Sub Zone and establishing a sales office in Oregon.