Berkshire Bank Expands Asset-Based Lending in Mid-Atlantic Region

Jim Crumlish Hired as VP, Asset-Based Lending Relationship Manager

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Bank, has announced the appointment of Jim Crumlish as VP, Asset-Based Lending and Relationship Manager. Crumlish will be tasked with continuing our growth initiatives by maintaining strong client relationships in the Mid-Atlantic region while implementing new strategies to build the ABL portfolio.

Crumlish comes to Berkshire Bank after seven years with PNC Business Credit progressing through the organization beginning with their credit training program, then subsequently moving on to field exam underwriting and most recently portfolio management. There, he was responsible for structuring, underwriting and managing a $400 million-dollar portfolio of middle market ABL credit lines.

"This addition of an experienced lender to Berkshire Bank is complementary to our existing commercial banking structure and market," said, Mark Foster, EVP, Asset Based Lending Manager. "It will allow us to provide products and services to a segment of the market which is attractive to us. Jim is an experienced and accomplished ABL banker who will bring us credibility in this competitive marketplace."

Crumlish attended college in Baltimore, Maryland where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. While attending Johns Hopkins, Jim was a member of the JHU Business Plan Competition as well as a Team Captain for the school's Wrestling Team. He later went on to coach youth wresting for Chestnut Hill Academy.

Jim is located at 1787 Sentry Pkwy W #200 Blue Bell, PA. He can be reached at 215-985-4400, Ext. 2781 or [email protected].



About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 114 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN's Boston Bruins coverage and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza.

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