Matt Mylet is a seasoned community development banker who leads Beneficial State Bank’s Portland commercial lending team. Matt is inspired by the ways commercial financing can support communities, build equitable wealth, and address climate change. He holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from St. Mary’s College of California. Matt continued his education at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned an MBA in Finance and Nonprofit Management.
Matt began his career in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp, serving as a Representative Payee for low-income individuals at St. Vincent de Paul in Billings, MT. As a Representative Payee, he gained a firsthand view of the many barriers faced by low-income communities and individuals. Following his year of volunteer service, Matt accepted a position in the finance department of Community Reach Center, a nonprofit mental health facility in Adams County, CO.
At Beneficial State Bank, Matt has found a rare balance of professional challenge and community impact. As a Commercial Lender, he originates loans to a wide variety of clients including nonprofits, renewable energy developers, local businesses, and governmental entities. In addition to his work at Beneficial State Bank, Matt previously served as Board Treasurer of both the Northwest Environmental Business Council and Lloyd Ecodistrict.