Island Savings

Senior Management

Randy Bertsch


As president of Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, Randy Bertsch leads advisory sales teams serving Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. This includes the regional oversight of retail, business and commercial banking as well as insurance and wealth advisory services. Across its Duncan-based regional office and 16 Island Savings branch, First West employs close to 450 employees and manages a portfolio of $2.8 billion in its Island Savings region.

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Colin Nicol

Vice-President, Advisory Services

As vice-president, advisory services, Colin is responsible for the financial performance and overall strategic direction of wealth management operations in the Island Savings region. Colin has 24 years of financial services experience and 19 years of senior management experience in Canada and the United Kingdom. He brings expertise in wealth management, commercial and retail banking, risk management, marketing, acquisition and retention, service quality and compliance.

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Carsten Mildenstein

Vice-President, Credit

As vice-president of credit for Island Savings, Carsten oversees credit adjudication and the management of risk in the commercial and retail lending portfolios. He works closely with the retail and commercial lending teams to assist in developing growth opportunities. Carsten has 12 years of experience in commercial and agricultural banking, as well as expertise in financial analysis and assessment.

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