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Michael P. Daly

Chief Executive Officer of the Company

Michael P. Daly was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank in October 2002. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Daly served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending from October 1997 until January 2000 and then as Executive Vice President of the Company and the Bank from January 2000 to October 2002.

 

 

 

 

Richard M. Marotta

Senior Executive Vice President - Berkshire Bank

Richard M. Marotta was appointed SEVP and President of Berkshire Bank in September 2015. Prior to Mr. Marotta’s appointment of President he served Berkshire as EVP, Chief Risk and Administrative Officer. He has been serving Berkshire as EVP, Chief Risk and Administrative Officer since 2013. Mr. Marotta joined the Company as EVP, Chief Risk Officer in 2010 from KeyBank, where he was Executive Vice President and Group Head, Asset Recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

Sean A. Gray 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer -
Berkshire Bank

Sean A. Gray was appointed to the position of Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Berkshire Bank in September 2015. Prior to this appointment Mr. Gray served the Bank as Executive Vice President of Retail Banking. Mr. Gray has been serving Berkshire as EVP, Retail Banking since 2010. He joined Berkshire as First VP, Retail Banking in 2006 from Bank of America where he was VP, Consumer Marketing Manager in eastern Massachusetts.

 

 

 

Linda A. Johnston

Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources - Berkshire Bank
Linda A. Johnston is Senior Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Berkshire Bank. Ms. Johnston is responsible for overseeing and directing the Company’s human resources functions including compensation and benefits, performance and talent management, training, recruitment, development, executive compensation, and initiatives and practices that support the Company’s strategic direction. Ms. Johnston also serves as a key advisor to the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors and has been part of the Company for more than 27 years.

 

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George Bacigalupo
Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial banking - Berkshire Bank

George F. Bacigalupo is Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking for Berkshire Bank. He joined the company in 2011 as SVP Chief Credit Officer and was appointed EVP, Commercial Banking in October 2013. Previously, Mr. Bacigalupo served as EVP of Specialty Lending at TD Banknorth, where he established the ABL and other middle-market lending groups. He holds an MBA from Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University and a B.S. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

 

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Michael D. Carroll
Executive Vice President, Chief Risk and Credit Officer -
Berkshire Bank

Michael Carroll is Executive Vice President, Chief Risk and Credit Officer for Berkshire Bank. Mr. Carroll joined the company from Key Bank in 2009 as SVP, Regional Commercial Leader and assumed the role of SVP, Chief Credit Officer in 2013. As Chief Risk and Credit Officer, Mr. Carroll is responsible for managing the risk and credit departments of the Bank.

 

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Mark N. Foster
Executive Vice President, Regional Commercial Leader -
Eastern Massachusetts and ABL - Berkshire Bank

Mark Foster is Executive Vice President, Regional Commercial Leader of Eastern Massachusetts and Asset Based Lending for Berkshire Bank, responsible for business banking and overall regional performance in his area. Mr. Foster joined Berkshire as SVP, Asset Based Lending in 2009 from TD Bank.

 

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Tami M. Gunsch
Executive Vice President, Retail Banking - Berkshire Bank

Tami Gunsch is Executive Vice President of Retail Banking for Berkshire Bank. Ms. Gunsch joined Berkshire from Citizens Bank in 2009 as First VP of Retail Banking. In 2011 Ms. Gunsch assumed the role of SVP of Retail Banking. Ms. Gunsch is responsible for all aspects of the retail banking consumer experience, including branch operations and consumer lending.

 

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Scott J. Houtaling
Executive Vice President, Regional Commercial Leader - New York  - Berkshire Bank

Scott Houghtaling is Executive Vice President, Regional Commercial Leader of New York for Berkshire Bank, responsible for business banking and overall regional performance in his area. Mr. Houghtaling joined Berkshire as SVP, Commercial Leader of New York in 2014 from RBC Citizens.

 

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Allison P. O'Rourke
Executive Vice President, Investor Relations and Financial Institutions Banking - Berkshire Bank

Allison O’Rourke is Executive Vice President of Investor Relations and Financial Institutions Banking. Ms. O’Rourke joined Berkshire as SVP, Investor Relations Officer in 2013 from the NYSE Euronext. As EVP of Investor Relations and Financial Institutions, Ms. O’Rourke is responsible for all aspects of investor strategy and communications as well as developing Berkshire’s financial institutions and wholesale channels.

 

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Deborah A. Stephenson
Executive Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory - Berkshire Bank

Deborah Stephenson is Executive Vice President, Compliance and Regulatory for Berkshire Bank. Ms. Stephenson joined Berkshire in 2014 as SVP Chief Compliance Officer from Country Bank where she served as the Executive Division Leader for Retail Banking, Human Resources, and Training. As EVP, Compliance and Regulatory Ms. Stephenson is responsible for all aspects of the bank’s regulatory compliance programs.

 

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Gary F. Urkevich
Executive Vice President, IT and Project Management - Berkshire Bank

Gary Urkevich is Executive Vice President, IT and Project Management for Berkshire Bank. Mr. Urkevich joined the Bank in 2011 as VP, Corporate Initiatives from SABIC Innovative Plastics and was promoted to SVP, Information Systems and Technology in 2013. He is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the IT infrastructure of the Bank along with Six Sigma and strategic initiatives run through project management.




James M. Moses
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Moses is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Moses previously served at Webster Bank as Senior Vice President and Asset/Liability Manager. Mr. Moses joined Webster Bank in 2011 from M&T Bank where he spent four years in various roles including head mortgage trader, deposit products pricing manager and consumer credit card product manager. Prior to his work at M&T Bank Mr. Moses worked with United Benelux Investments and Credit Suisse providing services in the bond and mortgage trading and securitization field. Mr. Moses earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Saint Bonaventure University and his MBA from Cornell.

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