Don Vollmer

Don Vollmer
President & CEO
Pacific Northwest Advisors
For over 40 years, Don Vollmer has been involved in finance and marketing of international business services, both in the U.S. and overseas. His background includes overseas resident banking assignments in Frankfurt, London, Paris, and the presidency and directorship of the Paris-based merchant bank, Banque Ameribas, owned 60% by Bank of America. He was a project analyst with the World Bank, headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Don has been engaged in various corporate finance activities, including raising funds for Pacific Northwest companies, merger and acquisition work for a Fortune 500 company and two Pacific Northwest companies, and several venture capital placements. He has had strategic planning consulting assignments with three Pacific Northwest banks. He has been retained for investor relations/financial markets consulting by two Fortune 500 companies and three leading bank holding companies. He was Senior Advisor for over 11 years to a major Japanese financial institution. He was one of the founding investors and directors of Northwest International Bank. He helped found Magic Wardrobe, Inc. Magic Wardrobe™ uses robotics 24/7 to let customers drop off and pick up dry cleaning any hour of the day or night. Magic Wardrobes are operating at six facilities in the Seattle area, including at SAFECO, and Weyerhaeuser. Others are located around the US and in Japan.

Don’s educational background includes a B.A. degree from Colby College and an M.B.A. from New York University. He is an Advanced Management Program graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Don is also very active in local activities. He is currently serving as Director of Business Services of the Washington State China Relations Council’s Consulting Services Group. Previously, he has held positions as Treasurer of council and mbmer of the Board of Directors and the Exective Comittee. He has served on the Community Services, the International and the Environmental committees for Seattle Rotary #4. He has also been a past member of the Board of Directors for the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, just to name a few.