“People do business with people. In an age where that concept seems to have been largely forgotten, The Commerce Bank has always understood the importance of building a relationship and building trust. Through consistency, integrity, and commitment to clients, The Commerce Bank continues to be a leader in our market. My joy comes from the relationships I build with my clients. The opportunity to work with both business and business owners combined with the emphasis on people and their needs allows me to do just that.”
– KARI KNUDSON
Kari has been in the finance industry for over 25 years. After completing an 18 month Commercial Management training program at Rainier Bank, she joined the NW Corporate Group focusing on mid to large local companies. In 1988 she moved to Rainier Bank’s Seattle Private Banking office where she worked with corporate executives and entrepreneurs for 14 years. In 2003 she was recruited to grow the Seattle Private Banking office for Columbia Bank as SVP & Manager. Most recently Kari worked with clients of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, providing banking services and working with multi- generational wealth as well as business owners who are selling their business. She joined The Commerce Bank of Washington in 2014.
Kari earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Master of Arts in Counseling from City University. She is a Certified Financial Planner® and currently holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. This unique combination of financial knowledge and listening skills allows her to work multi-dimensionally with her clients.
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