Senior Management

Meet the Management Team

At Eastside Commercial Bank, personal banking is more than a catch-phrase, it’s the simple truth. ECB is staffed by highly experienced banking professionals with dozens of years of combined banking experience, each prepared to answer your banking questions and help you in any way they can. We’ll get to know you and your business, and we’ll do everything we can to earn your trust.

Richard Ducharme
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Ducharme joined Eastside Commercial Bank as Chairman of the Board in October 2009 after being a significant shareholder and board member since 2002. He is retired from a 38-year career as an attorney and governmental affairs consultant representing various business organizations before the Washington state legislature. Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa.

C. Han Kim
Area Market Leader
Mr. Kim has been in the banking industry for more than 22 years in the greater Seattle area. A native of Seattle, he started his banking career with Security Pacific Bank. His diverse banking background includes responsibilities in areas of Business Banking, Retail and Commercial Lending, International Banking, Credit Portfolio and Risk Management, Compliance, Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Eastside Commercial Bank, Mr. Kim served as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for U.S. Bank in its SBA Division. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration, with emphasis in Finance, from Seattle University. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. Mr. Kim is married with two children, active in his local community having served on both community and church boards.

Kenneth K. Lee
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lee has been in commercial domestic and international banking for more than 26 years. Emigrated from Hong Kong, he grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Lee started his banking career with banks in Boston and Philadelphia, and eventually worked in NYC and in Asia for JPMorgan Chase. His banking background includes responsibilities in areas of asset liability management, capital markets, derivatives and foreign exchange trading. Prior to joining Eastside Commercial Bank, Mr. Lee served in various senior financial and accounting capacities with community banks in California, Texas and Louisiana. He last served as Chief Financial Officer of Far East National Bank in Los Angeles. Mr. Lee received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Harvard University. He is married with one child.

Gregg H. DeRitis
Chief Credit Officer
Mr. DeRitis has over 31 years of commercial banking experience. His last position was as the Senior Vice President in charge of credit administration and approval for Key Bank’s six state western Community Development Banking division. He was involved in all types of community bank lending including commercial and industrial loans, multi-family housing, construction financing as well as loans and lines for economic development projects. Mr. DeRitis was also active in management and development of credit policy. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Washington, and a professional certificate from Pacific Coast Banking School; which has enabled him to develop and mentor his credit staff. He is an active volunteer in the community and serves on the Board of Trustees for Plymouth Housing Group in Seattle, WA. He is married with two children.