Douglas Bentley Principal, President and CEO

Doug joined Bancorp in 2001 and was appointed president and CEO in April 2011.  Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer of Bancorp, with various responsibilities including loan origination, loan underwriting, loan administration, loan management and fund management.

Doug has a law degree from the University of British Columbia and practised law from 1980 to 1984.  Between 1984 and 1988, he worked with a Canadian trust company and was responsible for a varied loan portfolio in B.C. and Arizona.  In 1988, he joined a major Canadian real estate pension advisory firm where he held senior positions, established and managed a top performing lending fund and was president from 1995 to 1997, when the company was sold.  From 1998 until 2001, he successfully operated his own real estate development and lending business.

Doug has been active as a volunteer for many years, including being chair of a Montessori school and president of a girls softball league.  He is a long-standing member of real estate organizations including the Urban Development Institute and the Mortgage Investment Association of B.C.