Kendall Gross

President, Island Savings

As president of Island Savings, Kendall leads First West’s retail banking, business banking and wealth management team serving Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Kendall has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has spent 25 of those years in senior leadership roles. After several years with a large Canadian bank where he led major projects and district teams, he joined the credit union system in 2015 as a member of First West’s Valley First division. Kendall is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and holds multiple Canadian securities certifications as well as his green belt in Lean methodologies.

Kendall is a dedicated leader in the community, having previously earned honours from the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and BDO’s Top 40 Over 40. He has been involved in youth football for more than a decade, serving as a provincial championship-winning coach and a director at the board level. His leadership and passion have garnered him several coaching awards, including Kelowna’s Bob Giordano Memorial Award for Coach of the Year, the B.C. Community Football Coach of the Year (twice), and three B.C. Lions Orange Helmet Awards. He also enjoys supporting other local causes including programs provided by community food banks.

Kendall and his wife and family live in Victoria.