Valley First

Senior Management

Susan Ewanick

President, Valley First


Susan is a community leader and business executive with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, where she combines her passion for people and business with her love of the community.

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Paul Brodeur

Vice President, Wealth Management and Commercial Banking


Paul’s career includes 17 years with several of Canada’s largest financial institutions in progressive leadership positions in retail banking, business banking, and wealth management. Before joining the Valley First team in 2015, he spent the last three years leading the wealth management business at one of Ontario’s largest credit unions.

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Paulo Araujo

Vice President, Retail and Business Banking


During the last 18 years, Paulo has worked in various roles within the organization, including Director of Retail Banking, Regional Manager South Okanagan Region, Senior Manager of Retail Credit and Branch Manager. In addition to his current role as Director of Retail Banking, Paulo also runs his family’s orchard in the South Okanagan.

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