Umpqua Bank’s Chief Integration Officer to Retire April 1

Eric Eid, chief integration officer of Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Columbia Banking System, will retire on April 1. Eid’s retirement will follow the recent closing of the bank’s integration management office, a division he co-led to support the merger between Columbia Bank and Umpqua Bank.

Eid Joined Columbia Bank in 2010 during a period of exponential expansion through acquisition. He played a role in the development and execution of strategies that contributed to Columbia’s growth. Throughout his tenure as chief information officer, Eid implemented programs that yielded efficiencies by optimizing and automating processes across internal and customer-facing experiences. He also led efforts to modernize technical infrastructure, enabling digital solutions for customers while reducing risk through the modernization of fraud prevention tools.

Eid was instrumental in guiding Columbia Bank through a series of 10 mergers and technical systems conversions in 13 years. His ability to deliver a systems conversion with speed and precision enabled the critical task of executing multiple acquisitions in a year, affording the bank the opportunity to take advantage of time-sensitive FDIC-assisted acquisitions.

In recent years, Eid co-led the integration management office for the merger of Columbia Bank and Umpqua Bank. The office oversaw all aspects of integration, as well as the systems conversion, providing governance across critical aspects of the merger.

“We want to thank Eric for his tremendous contributions to our company’s growth. His leadership has been a driving force behind our technological advancements and successful integrations for more than a decade,” Clint Stein, CEO of Umpqua Bank, said. “I will miss working closely with Eric. He has left an indelible mark on our company and his legacy will continue to inspire our ongoing achievements in technology. We wish him a fulfilling retirement.”

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