Arrow Financial Corporation Appoints Kaiser as SVP

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Arrow Financial Corporation is pleased to announce the promotion of David Kaiser to Senior Vice President. In his new role, Kaiser will have overall responsibility for the corporation’s lending function. He will also continue to serve as Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President for Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company, Arrow’s lead subsidiary.

David Kaiser Arrow Financial CorporationKaiser has more than 30 years of experience in commercial lending in the Capital Region. He joined the Company in 2001 as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer.

During his tenure, he was appointed to leadership roles in increasing responsibilities, including Vice President and Corporate Banking Manager, and Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.

In addition to his banking career, Kaiser is actively engaged in the community. Currently, he is a board member for the Prospect Child and Family Center, Treasurer for the Glen at Hiland Meadows, and an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts Troop #4.

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Capital One Bank Adds Malone as NY Mid-Market VP

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Capital One Bank is pleased to announce that Brian Malone has joined the company as Vice President of its Middle Market banking team in New York. In his new role, Malone will provide lending and commercial banking services to the bank’s middle market customers in the Northeast. He will report to Alan Ackbarali, SVP and Metro New York market manager for the Middle Market.

Capital One BankMalone has several years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Before joining Capital One Bank, he most recently served HSBC as an Assistant Vice President in its Middle Market Commercial Bank.

In addition, he served as a Senior Underwriter in JPMorgan Chase’s Apparel Group and as an Account Executive and Field Examiner for CIT Commercial Services.

Capital One Bank is looking forward to having Malone on board. “Brian is a strategic addition to the team and will play a significant role as we grow our customer-focused, Middle Market lending business throughout the Northeast,”said Ackbarali. He added, “We are exceptionally well-positioned to serve our clients with world-class financial capabilities and a market-leading team of proven professionals.”

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Bank of Colorado Announces Key Hire

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Bank of Colorado welcomes Tamilyn Fager as the new President of its Craig branch. In this capacity, Fager is responsible for the overall management of the branch operation, as well as all aspects of commercial and real estate lending opportunities in Northwest Colorado.

Tamilyn Fager Bank of ColoradoFager brings over 28 years of lending and executive management experience to her new role. Prior to joining Bank of Colorado, she served as Vice President of Lending and Special Assets at Community 1st Bank in Las Vegas, New Mexico

With Community 1st Bank, she reorganized the loan administration and lending department, and developed a career training program for lenders and loan administration that increased professionalism and knowledge of consumer and commercial lending.

Previously, she held various top leadership roles, including as Senior Vice President/CCO at AmBank (now First American Bank), Branch Manager at Credit Union of Colorado, and Director of Loan Administration at Peoples National Bank and Mortgage.

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Salmon Joins TD Bank as VP

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

TD Bank announced that Matthew P. Salmon has joined the business as Vice President, Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking. In this capacity, Salmon is responsible for originating commercial and industrial lines and loans, commercial real estate loans, and equipment leasing and financing, serving businesses throughout Metro NYC. He will be based in the bank’s office in Brooklyn, New York.

Matthew Salmon TD BankSalmon brings 10 years of experience in banking and lending to TD Bank. A seasoned lender, he has extensive experience working closely with and lending to various types of businesses throughout the tri-state area.

Prior to joining TD Bank, Salmon served as a Vice President in Middle Market Lending at Israel Discount Bank of New York, where he managed a $200 million plus loan portfolio. He was also an Assistant Vice President at Empire State Bank, Valley National Bank, and The Park Avenue Bank.

During his career in commercial lending, Salmon facilitated many middle market commercial lines of credit, real estate, leasehold improvement, and equipment financing loans.

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Golden Pacific Bank Names Gee as EVP

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Golden Pacific Bank is pleased to announce that Edmund Gee has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Gee has more than three decades of experience in credit and commercial lending, and is widely respected in all aspects of business banking relationships and underwriting.

Edmund Gee Golden Pacific BancorpGee comes to Golden Pacific Bank from Bank of Sacramento, where he served as the Chief Credit Officer for ten years.

With Bank of Sacramento, he was responsible for a multi million dollar commercial credit and commercial real estate lending portfolio, as well as directing the credit administrative function.

In addition, Gee held top leadership positions at various financial services organizations, including as Chief Credit Officer and Department Manager for the Leasing Division of Commerce Security Bank, and VP/Business Banking of CapitalBank Sacramento. He also worked in management and officer positions at AT&T Capital Corporation, Xerox Credit Corporation, Union Bank, and Bank of America.

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Merkle-Raymond Joins Bank of the West

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Bank of the West announced that Lee Merkle-Raymond has joined the Bank’s Commercial Banking Group as a Commercial Regional Manager based in San Francisco. In this capacity, Merkle-Raymond will lead the Bank’s growing focus on mid-cap technology companies and oversee teams based in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay.

Lee Merkle-Raymond Bank of the WestA corporate finance professional, Merkle-Raymond brings more than 20 years of experience financing public and private companies to her new role.

Before joining Bank of the West, Merkle-Raymond served Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she held various U.S. and international leadership positions and established the bank’s mid-cap technology group during her more than 20-year tenure. Most recently, she was Public Sector Banking Business Strategies Executive.

“As a local bank with the global resources of our parent BNP Paribas, we are focused on expanding our relationships with mid-cap technology firms and Lee is the ideal person to lead our growing team,” said Jean-Marc Torre, Head of Bank of the West’s Commercial Banking Group.

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Fairfield Capital Hires New Managing Director

By Joyce Dimaculangan

Fairfield Capital Group announced that Fred Marchini has joined the business as Managing Director. In this capacity, Marchini will be responsible for capital markets activities and oversight of Fairfield Capital’s relationships with existing clients. He will be based in the company’s New York office.

Fred Marchini Fairfield Capital GroupA leasing and finance professional, Marchini has over 30 years of experience in all areas of the equipment leasing and finance industry.

Prior to joining Fairfield, Marchini served as Manager, Syndications at Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation, a domestic finance company.

Throughout his career, he has held executive positions with direct responsibilities, including senior business development, capital markets and financial advisory roles, at several major international banks and their affiliates.

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Rose Joins Commerce Bank as SVP, Managing Director

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Massachusetts-based Commerce Bank is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Rose has joined the business as Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Commercial Lending. In this capacity, Rose will oversee the bank’s commercial lending team in Worcester.

Thomas Rose Commerce BankRose brings more than 30 years of experience in commercial banking to Commerce Bank. Throughout his career, he held several roles, including as business development officer, small business banking manager, and client manager in small business.

Prior to joining Commerce Bank, he served various leadership positions in increasing responsibilities at Bank of America, most recently as Senior Vice President, Senior Client Manager.

During his last years at Bank of America, he leveraged his diverse commercial banking background and transaction experience to provide clients with the best overall financing solutions.

Previously, Rose held the role of Leasing Manager at Key Equipment Finance. He served a pure business development role in equipment finance/leasing origination focused on the Middle market in Southern New England.

Rose earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

About Commerce Bank & Trust Company
Established in 1955, Commerce Bank & Trust Co. (CB&T) is a full service commercial bank offering personal, commercial and small business banking products. The company has been designated a “5 Stars” Superior rating by BauerFinancial.

Recently, banking analysis firm Veribanc, Inc. has awarded the Blue Ribbon to Commerce Bank. The Blue Ribbon Bank award is reserved for highly rated institutions that demonstrate exceptional attention to safety, soundness, and financial strength; it is the oldest national accolade presented to banks by private sector analysts. For more information, go to www.bankatcommerce.com.

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Bellwether Enterprise Hires SVP in Irvine, CA

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital, LLC welcomes commercial real estate veteran Doug Taylor as Senior Vice President in Irvine, California. In his new role, Taylor will be actively involved in the origination of multifamily and commercial real estate debt financing throughout the United States.

Doug Taylor Bellwether Enterprise

Throughout Taylor’s career, he has originated more than $3.0 billion in commercial loans nationwide and has been recognized as a top producer, exceeding $500 million per year on several occasions.

Before joining Bellwether Enterprise, Taylor served as SVP for Capital One Multifamily Finance, where he was in charge of commercial loan originations across the country. With Capital One, he produced over $150 million in the last 12 months.

Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President at Walker & Dunlop and was also the Director and Senior Loan Officer for Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage. He also held top leadership roles at Berkshire Mortgage Finance, and Bankers Mutual.

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Vantage Financial Adds Bagley as Managing Director

By Joyce Dimaculangan

Vantage Financial is pleased to announce that Brian Bagley has joined the business as Managing Director – Midwest. In this capacity, Bagley will lead Vantage’s business development efforts in the Midwest. He will be based at the company’s office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Brian Bagley Vantage FinancialBagley has more than 12 years of experience in the finance industry. Throughout his career, he has gained a wide range of expertise, including in financial reporting, accounting, strategic planning, and financial analysis.

Prior to Vantage, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Outsourcing Solutions at CliftonLarsonAllen, a company that provides customized short- and long-term finance and accounting solutions.

Previously, he held several senior financial leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer at N’compass Solutions, Inc. and All in One Accounting. In addition, he worked at Target Corporation, Enventis Telecom, and Comdisco.

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