Columbia International Finance is a USCIS-approved Regional Center
We bring a single point of contact to the investor to address all needs for movement of capital and permanent residency in the U.S. Our services are delivered with clear communication, trust, independent oversight and with the satisfaction of our investor customers as our goal.
"We are passionate about providing you a superior U.S. investment or project capital experience that is clear, strategic and well-managed."
Pete Chase, CEO
Economic development in his home state is a passion for Mr. Chase. The former co-founder and CEO of Purcell Systems, he launched Purcell Systems in 2000 as a supplier of integrated telecommunication enclosures, and oversaw its growth to a profitable global operation with annual revenue of $140 million and 170 employees.
Mr. Chase earned the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young for achievement in the communications industry, and continues as a regional judge for that program. He also serves on the board of StartGrid, Inc. in Burlingame, California. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Purcell Systems was named #21 on the Inc. Magazine list of top 500 U.S. growth companies in 2005, and won the 2011 AGORA Award as the best business in greater Spokane, Washington.
Mary Chase, Investor Relations
Ms. Chase holds a Ph. D. in literacy, language and culture from the University of New Hampshire and is an internationally known expert in using technology tools to connect groups and build community. She has worked in education, software development and publishing roles for thirty years and has written numerous articles about the social, cognitive and linguistic connections that drive human interaction.
David Kilmer, Communications Director
Mr. Kilmer brings three decades of experience representing some of the Northwest’s leading industries, along with a global background and mindset. He has helped build a string of successes for clients including Mountain West Bank, a home-grown institution which passed the billion dollar asset mark on his watch, Idaho Forest Group, one of America's largest suppliers of forest products, and The Coeur d'Alene Resort, voted America's #1 destination by Condé Nast Traveler.