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A Caring Approach to Banking

A Caring Approach to Banking

By Diane McLaughlin | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Nov 10, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Just a few years ago, Sherri Pitcher had never considered working at a bank. Then, she got to know Fidelity Bank Chairman and CEO Edward Manzi Jr. and bank president Christopher McCarthy. This fall, the $1 billion-asset bank created her new role: Chief LifeDesign officer.

Diversifying to Ride Out Real Estate Cycles

Diversifying to Ride Out Real Estate Cycles

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Nov 3, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

One of the 10 largest construction firms in Massachusetts, the 94-year-old Columbia Construction Co. has an annual volume of over $260 million. Its president, Shaun Lover, got his introduction to the building industry as a Northeastern University coop at Turner Construction and worked on projects including the Seaport East office tower before joining Columbia as a superintendent in 2003.

On the Front Line of Climate Battles

On the Front Line of Climate Battles

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Oct 20, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Conservation Law Foundation is on the front lines of battles over real estate and transportation planning in New England, from the downtown Boston waterfront to a commuter rail project serving an emerging development cluster in Allston. And Bradley Campell is its general.

Investing in People Through Personal Finance

Investing in People Through Personal Finance

By Diane McLaughlin | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Oct 13, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Inspired by horror stories about high-interest lending practices during the Great Recession, Andy Posner switched careers and established The Capital Good Fund while studying environmental issues. Ten years later, the nonprofit lender is one of the fastest growing ones in the country.

At Gaston Electrical, Everything is Illuminated

At Gaston Electrical, Everything is Illuminated

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 15, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Before they occupy their new buildings, global corporations such as Amazon, Wayfair and Boeing rely on Gaston Electrical to provide them with reliable connections to the grid. Michael Weber and his brother William split the leadership duties for the company, which has 275 employees.

Invested in Growing Your Assets

Invested in Growing Your Assets

By Bram Berkowitz | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Sep 8, 2019 | Reprints

The investment management arm at Rockland Trust recently hit a huge milestone when it reached $4 billion in assets under management. That number will likely grow as Rockland continues to tap into new customers from its recent acquisitions. Leading the charge is Rockland Trust’s managing director and chief investment officer since 2005, David Smith.

A Front-Row Seat on a Changing Boston

A Front-Row Seat on a Changing Boston

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Sep 1, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

McCall & Almy’s Julie Gray works with big institutional clients, such as Partners Healthcare, Northeastern University and Berklee College of Music, on real estate projects that are changing the physical environment of Greater Boston for decades. Gray has brokered transactions topping 800,000 square feet in the past year alone.

Making the South Shore More Competitive

Making the South Shore More Competitive

By Bram Berkowitz | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Aug 25, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Prior to joining the South Shore Chamber of Commerce as president and CEO, Peter Forman spent over 20 years in government as a member of the House of Representatives, sheriff of Plymouth County, undersecretary of administration and finance under former Gov. Paul Cellucci and chief of staff to former Gov. Jane Swift.

A Marathon Growth Cycle Rolls On

A Marathon Growth Cycle Rolls On

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Aug 18, 2019 | Reprints

Ryan Enright has been active in Boston commercial real estate since 1997, and during that time he’s brokered more than 800 transactions in the core downtown neighborhoods. Enright joined JLL Boston’s downtown leasing team nearly five years ago, after 17 years representing Equity Office Properties’ Boston portfolio.

Opening Doors in Roxbury

Opening Doors in Roxbury

By Bram Berkowitz | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Aug 11, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Roxann Cooke is the New England regional director of JPMorgan Chase, which recently made a big splash in the state by pledging to open 50 retail branches in the Greater Boston area. Approximately 30 percent of branches will be in low- to moderate-income communities.

Banking on the Market’s Middle Ground

Banking on the Market’s Middle Ground

By Bram Berkowitz | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jul 28, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Sam Hanna figured the best way to leverage his finance degree would be to start a career in banking. Three decades later, Hanna is still in the industry and is now senior vice president and director of middle market banking for Webster Bank, where he has worked for the last eight years.  

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