Island Savings

Our Business Experts

 

Whether you're starting, growing, protecting, or planning for your business' succession, our team of business banking experts are here to provide you with remarkable service and the products and services you need to be successful.


Victoria
Tracy Antonacci, Commercial Banking Advisor
Brittany Bird, Business Banking Advisor
Dave Campbell, Regional Manager, Business Development
Leslie Dheensaw, Commercial Banking Advisor
Sheri Kasnik, Cash Management Advisor
Justin Lee, Senior Commercial Banking Advisor
Gary Smith, Senior Commercial Banking Advisor
Wendy Songhurst, Business Banking Advisor

Central Vancouver Island / Cowichan Valley
Felice Iorio, Regional Manager, Commercial Banking
Cale Sterloff, Commercial Banking Advisor
Alaina Wilson, Commercial Banking Advisor

Gulf Islands
Alicia Herbert, Business Banking Advisor

 

 

Meet our Business Banking Experts

 

Tracy Antonacci

Commercial Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-385-4728 Email: TAntonacci@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Douglas & Broughton branch

After getting a leg in the industry with an MBA from Auburn University while playing NCAA tennis, Tracy spent over 14 years in commercial banking at various financial institutions between Prince George and Victoria.

To complement the financial industry, Tracy has completed training towards the AACI program and worked at BC Assessment learning about residential and commercial appraisal. Commercial real estate and lending is a passion for Tracy whereby she can not only help each business succeed but also learn about the various interesting stories of those business entrepreneurs. The combination of financial and appraisal experience plus a family of entrepreneurs gives Tracy an edge when speaking to business owners small and large.

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Brittany Bird

Business Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-385-4476 Email: BBird@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Brittany was born and raised in Prince George and moved to the Island in 2011. She has been working in the Financial Services industry since 2006 in a variety different roles and has completed her Residential and Business Lending training. She is proud to be a Credit Union employee and enjoys being part of a community focused organization.

Her favorite part of the job is going to a member’s business and seeing firsthand what they are building. She enjoys meeting new business members and working together to find solutions tailored to their needs.

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Dave Campbell

Regional Manager, Business Development

Phone: 250-385-4476 Email: dacampbell@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Island raised, Dave has traveled the world and enjoyed experiencing many many cultures but always returned to Victoria. After attending Camosun College and the University of Victoria, he joined the credit union system where he worked in numerous roles ranging from retail banking to marketing to personal lending. After several years in retail banking, Dave found his calling in Commercial/Business Banking and this became his new passion. He shares his creative and entrepreneurial spirit with members and friends alike. His diverse blend of retail, marketing, commercial knowledge and life experience has given Dave a broad understanding of his teams' objectives.

Even before joining Island Savings, Dave helped numerous business teams in Victoria on the road to success. He is proud to be a family man and to believe in the same values as Island Savings. He is dedicated to continuous improvement and welcomes challenges as opportunities in disguise.

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Leslie Dheensaw

Commercial Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-385-4476 Email: LDheensaw@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Leslie has lived in Victoria for over 20 years and has established a successful career in commercial and retail banking on Vancouver Island. Joining Island Savings from another financial institution, Leslie brings a sound understanding of the Victoria business market to our team, and is able to provide our members with valuable industry insight and expertise.

Leslie is proud to be a member of an organization that is focused on community involvement. She is committed to developing and growing relationships, and enjoys partnering with members to continuously evolve and grow their businesses.

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Alicia Herbert

Business Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-537-5587 Email: AHerbert@islandsavings.ca
Serving: our members on the Gulf Islands

Alicia has been part of the Salt Spring Island community since 1987 and joined Island Savings in 2009. She holds a Marketing Management Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has completed her Personal Financial Planning and Consumer and Commercial Lending and Mortgages training. Alicia brings prior experience as a Marketing and Administrative Manager and as a Commercial Property Owner and Manager.

Alicia is an active volunteer board member for Island non-profits, particularly those benefiting children and families.

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Felice Iorio

Regional Manager, Commercial Banking

Phone: 250-746-4171 Email: FIorio@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Cowichan Valley communities

Over the course of Felice's many years with Island Savings, he has focused on developing high service standards and strong relationships with his members. He is a Fellow of the Credit Union Institute of Canada, has an Associate of Arts Diploma in Business Administration, and has completed the Canadian Securities course.

Felice prides himself on being an integral part in finding the right solutions. He feels the best part of his job is understanding his members and collaborating with them to make their projects a reality.

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Sheri Kasnik

Cash Management Advisor

Phone: 250-385-4728 Email: SKasnik@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Douglas & Broughton branch

Sheri excels at building relationships and offers a high level of proactive personalized service to businesses and non-profit organizations. She works to develop services and packages customized to the member's specific needs, while maximizing her member's time. Sheri specializes in working with property management firms, large corporations, foundations, and groups of companies. Sheri's knowledge and skills earned her the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce 2009 Employee of the Year Award. She has also been recognized as one of Island Savings' Top Performers for several years running.

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Justin Lee

Senior Commercial Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-385-4476 Email: JLee@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Justin knows the local business landscape well. Justin completed his post-secondary education at Camosun College and the University of Victoria, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Commerce. He then spent 10 years with a chartered bank, including four years as a Senior Business Advisor.

Justin joined Island Savings in 2008 and is proud to be working for an organization where community involvement is encouraged and corporate integrity is paramount. Coming from a family of business owners, he understands the unique nature of ownership and looks forward to helping your business succeed in this marketplace.

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Gary Smith

Senior Commercial Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-385-4476 Email: GSmith@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Island raised, Gary moved to Saskatchewan to study economics. Following graduation with an honours degree, Gary spent five years with a Victoria chartered accountancy firm before moving overseas to coach professional hockey. Along the way, he managed a tourist attraction and worked as a consultant. His diverse blend of commercial knowledge and accounting experience has given Gary a broad understanding of his members' objectives.

In over a decade at Island Savings, Gary has helped numerous businesses in the Cowichan Valley and Victoria on the road to success. He is especially proud when he helps entrepreneurs attain their goals.

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Wendy Songhurst

Business Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-413-2014 Email: WSonghurst@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings' Mayfair branch

Wendy’s focus is business lending including operating lines, equipment financing and commercial property purchases. In addition to assisting with your business lending goals, she can draw upon her prior experience as a Cash Management Specialist to recommend specific products and services to help your business be financially successful. She enjoys building relationships with her members and offering a high level of personalized service.

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Cale Sterloff

Commercial Banking Advisor

Phone: 778-678-0091 Email: CSterloff@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Cowichan Valley communities

Cale was born and raised in Vancouver and received his Bachelor Degree in Economics from the University of Victoria after transferring from Miami Dade Florida. Cale and his wife Anna have a busy household of four young boys and they fully take advantage of all the Island life has to offer. He has been in the financial sector for over 15 years, both in Management and Advisory roles.

In 2015 Cale joined the Commercial team of Island Savings Credit Union coming from one of the Big 5 financial institutions. He has brought with him his industry knowledge, desire to advice businesses small to large and lending skills.

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Alaina Wilson

Commercial Banking Advisor

Phone: 250-737-2515 Email: AWilson@islandsavings.ca
Serving: Cowichan Valley communities

Alaina has over a decade of experience at Island Savings working with business leaders in our community. She manages portfolios by engaging members and identifying their current and future financial needs and concerns, which allows her to provide individualized financial counseling and assessment.

Having grown up on the Island, Alaina is passionate about local business. She particularly likes making on-site visits to business owners, which aids her in finding the appropriate mix of Island Savings products and services to enhance their operations.

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