Chief Credit Officer
“It’s a terrific opportunity to work with a group of very talented professionals to start up a new bank. I found it very appealing to be involved in the early stages of the bank’s formation and to be able to contribute to the team’s effort to successfully open and operate the bank.”
Robert has over 40 years of commercial banking experience focused on lending, credit, enterprise risk management, compliance, and regulatory risk.
Most recently, Robert served as Chief Credit Officer at Greater Hudson Bank, which was successfully merged into ConnectOne Bank.
Robert began his banking career in 1977 at Citibank, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility before leaving his position as Senior Credit Officer of Commercial Banking in 1992 and joining Atlantic Bank of New York as its Chief Credit and Compliance Officer. During his 21-year career at Atlantic Bank of New York and its successor New York Community Bancorp (NYCB), Robert served as an Executive Vice President in various capacities related to the oversight of credit, compliance and enterprise risk management.
B.S. in Marketing and Management, Siena College