First Financial Northwest Bank

Steve Zilkey

Steve Zilkey

Steve Zilkey

AVP - Business Banking Manager

207 W. Kent Station Street,
Ste. 106, Kent, WA 98032

3555 Market Place West, Suite #1,
University Place, WA 98466

5500 Olympic Drive, Suite C201,

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

zilkeys at ffnwb dot com


  • Results Driven Business Banking Development
  • Relationship Cultivation and Management
  • Retail Banking Analysis and Advisement
  • Community Involvement and Volunteerism
  • Client Communication


Over my past 30+ years of finding individual solutions, based on the needs and wants of my clients, I still get excited everyday coming to work. Sitting down to learn about a business, the wants/needs/desires/dreams of the owner, be it a sole prop or a company that employs 100’s of employees, every day is a new adventure and a chance to change someone’s way of life. Working as a team to come up with a business game plan, from the implementation to the success of that plan, is something that I take great pride in. I tend to use “coaching language” finding it to be a language that everyone can understand. About 4 years ago, I hung up my coach’s whistle after coaching girls’ basketball including PAA, Middle School, High School, and AAU. There are so many similarities between coaching a team and coaching a business.

I have lived in Gig Harbor for 20+ years and am active in the Gig Harbor Chamber, the Westside Chapter of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, The Village Collective at University Place, and the Economic Development Commission of University Place.

Interesting facts about me:

I live in my own “Brady Bunch” family. 2 girls from my side, 3 girls and a boy from my wife’s side. Holidays when everyone comes home, with significant others, is crazy, but we truly love it. A holiday favorite is to watch “Blended”.

I am an information news junkie and spend a couple hours a day reading everything from current events, business, coaching, local….

I have started to roast and grind my own coffee beans and learning to master the art of the “pour over”. In the land of a coffee shop on every corner, there is a huge taste difference.