Salisbury Bank Names Commercial Lending Leadership Team
January 20, 2015
With the recent growth of Salisbury Bank’s loan portfolio as a result of the merger with Riverside Bank, the Bank is pleased to announce the reorganization of the lending leadership team to optimize the functionality of the credit department and to provide continued effective and efficient customer service and credit risk management practices. “It was the perfect opportunity to reorganize roles and responsibilities to accommodate the growth of the bank,” said Rick Cantele, President and CEO of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company. “I am confident that this structure, and this team, will provide the bank with the talent, the experience, and the depth to effectively serve the communities in which we do business.”
John Davies has been named Regional President and Chief Lending Officer for the bank. In his role as Regional President, John will be responsible for the oversight of the New York Region and for competitively differentiating the bank by delivering the desired customer experience and maintaining a deep involvement in the communities we serve. In his role as Chief Lending Officer, John will be responsible for all commercial lending origination activities of the bank. John will supervise the bank’s team of commercial lenders.
Dick Kelly will assume the title of Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Dick will be responsible for the general oversight and administration of the bank’s lending portfolios. Dick will also have oversight of the Credit Risk, Servicing and Retail Lending areas of the bank.
Todd Rubino and Geof Talcott, Senior Vice Presidents and Senior Commercial Loan Officers, have been designated Team Leaders for their respective regions. Todd will manage the New York team of commercial lenders and Geof will manage the Connecticut and Massachusetts team of commercial lenders. Both Todd and Geof are seasoned commercial lending officers with extensive experience in the bank’s service areas.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut; Great Barrington, Sheffield and South Egremont, Massachusetts; as well as Dover Plains, Fishkill, Millerton, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.