|By PR Newswire||
|August 11, 2014 09:20 AM EDT||
GLASTONBURY, Conn., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- William H.W. Crawford, IV, Chief Executive Officer of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNK) and United Bank of Glastonbury, Conn., today announced the hiring of four highly-regarded commercial bankers with strong community ties to Fairfield County, Conn. who have been tapped to lead the Bank's expanding presence in that market.
The entire Fairfield County commercial banking team comes to United Bank from TD Bank and will be led by Maureen Hanley-Bellitto, Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader, a seasoned Commercial & Industrial (C&I) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) lender who has dedicated the majority of her professional career to Fairfield County.
Joining Hanley-Bellitto are: Kim Karl, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer; Gregory (Greg) Pastor, Jr., Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer; and Kathryn (Kate) A. Eren, Vice President, Cash Management Officer. In addition to these four experienced bankers, the team will be supported by Lisa Stuard of Bethel, Connecticut, Assistant Vice President & Commercial Loan Administrator.
"To be successful in expanding our presence into new parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, we need to find the best talent with the proven banking experience, strong personal brand and a loyal customer following in key markets that are part of our organic growth strategy. We certainly did just that by recruiting Maureen and her team who all have deep personal and professional roots in Fairfield County as well as a strong passion for customer service," said Crawford.
"Our newest geographic lending team reinforces what our United's value proposition is: recruiting the right bankers who can win new business and secure market share while taking care of our customers. That's the differentiator with our new mortgage banking team in Fairfield County and I am confident our new Fairfield County commercial team will also succeed in distinguishing themselves from the competition."
The following bankers make up United Bank's Fairfield County Commercial Banking Team:
- Maureen Hanley-Bellitto, Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Leader: Hanley-Bellitto, who resides in Fairfield, comes to United from TD Bank Group of Wilton, Conn., where she was Senior Vice President. Prior to TD Bank, Hanley-Bellitto was a Regional Real Estate Team Leader for Commerce Bank in Westport where she established the Connecticut market infrastructure and ran the Real Estate Lending Group. She also spent 13 years with Fairfield County Bank with their commercial lending team.
Currently, Hanley-Bellitto is President of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County; member of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce's Women's Leadership Council; and Director of the Cardinal Shehan Center, a nonprofit in Bridgeport that addresses the education, cultural and social needs of area families. Hanley-Bellitto graduated from the University of Connecticut with a pre-law degree and in 2014 earned the New Leader in Banking Award from the Connecticut Bankers Association.
- Kim Karl, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer: Karl, who resides in Bethel, Connecticut, comes to United Bank from TD Bank Group, where she held the title of Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. From 1986 to 2010, Karl worked for People's United Bank, serving the company in different roles including Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in Stamford and Vice President, Financial Services Manager in Norwalk. In addition to her expansive professional experience in Fairfield County, Karl has a strong understanding and familiarity with this part of the state, graduating from Stamford High School and earning her undergraduate degree and M.B.A. from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. She also completed the American Bankers Association's Connecticut School of Finance and Management Program.
In the community, she is a member of the Community Capital Fund, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a volunteer with the United Way of Western Connecticut and serves as a mentor for Norwalk and Bethel Public Schools.
- Gregory Pastor, Jr., Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer: Pastor, who resides in Fairfield, Connecticut, most recently held the position of Vice President and Commercial Lender for TD Bank Group. Before joining TD Bank, Pastor was a commercial lender with The Bank of New Canaan in New Canaan; a Senior Commercial Lender with Fairfield County Bank in Ridgefield; and Assistant Vice President, Small Business Specialist with The Bank of New York, Southern Westchester, New York. He started his career in the financial industry with JP Morgan Chase.
Pastor earned a degree in International Business with a minor in Finance from Fairfield University in Fairfield and an M.B.A. from the Fordham Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County, Real Estate Finance Association and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. He is also a member of the Westport Rotary.
- Kathryn A. Eren, Vice President, Cash Management Officer: Eren, who resides in Bethlehem, Connecticut was most recently with TD Bank, N.A. in New Britain where she was Vice President, Treasury Management. She also worked in TD Bank's Waterbury office in her role as Assistant Vice President, Merchant Services. Eren earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration from Merrimack College in Massachusetts and a M.B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. She is active in the community as a member of the United Way.
Hanley-Bellitto, Karl and Pastor started at United Bank on Monday, August 11. Eren will officially join the Bank later this month.
Earlier this year, United Bank recruited a team of four mortgage bankers responsible for covering the Fairfield County market. They are based in Fairfield.
About United Bank:
On April 30, 2014, United Bank (established in 1882) and Rockville Bank (established 1858) completed a transformational merger of equals by bringing together two financially strong, independent-minded institutions to create the premier community bank in New England with more than 50 branches in two states and over $5.0 billion in assets. The new United Bank is a state chartered bank headquartered in Glastonbury Conn. with regional offices in Worcester and West Springfield, Massachusetts and South Windsor and Enfield, Connecticut.
For more information about legacy United Bank's services and products, call (866) 959-BANK and for information about legacy Rockville Bank's services and products, call (860) 291-3600 United Bank and Rockville Bank will maintain their existing websites at www.bankatunited.com and www.rockvillebank.com under the banks go through their data systems conversion later this year. More information on the merger can also be found on their interim merger-related website at www.thenewunitedbank.com.
To download United Financial Bancorp, Inc.'s investor relations app on your iPhone or on your iPad, which offers access to SEC documents, press releases, videos, audiocasts and more, please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=725271098&mt=8 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theirapp.ubnk for your Android mobile device.
Western Mass Regional President, CMO
Phone: 413.787.1292 [email protected]
SOURCE United Financial Bancorp, Inc.
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, San...
Dec. 1, 2015 05:00 AM EST Reads: 618
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNu...
Dec. 1, 2015 05:00 AM EST Reads: 357
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
Dec. 1, 2015 04:45 AM EST Reads: 455
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a global leader in monitoring, and testing the performance of online applications, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City. Catchpoint radically transforms the way businesses manage, monitor, and test the performance of online applications. Truly understand and improve user experience with clear visibility into complex, distributed online systems.Founde...
Dec. 1, 2015 04:15 AM EST
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
Dec. 1, 2015 03:30 AM EST Reads: 530
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 468
The revocation of Safe Harbor has radically affected data sovereignty strategy in the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Jeff Miller, Product Management at Cavirin Systems, discussed how to assess these changes across your own cloud strategy, and how you can mitigate risks previously covered under the agreement.
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 109
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Dec. 1, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 469
Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment proces...
Dec. 1, 2015 01:15 AM EST Reads: 124
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
Dec. 1, 2015 01:00 AM EST Reads: 436
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
Nov. 30, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 287
Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry – resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his general session at 17th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, broke down what we have to work with, discussed the benefits and pitfalls and how we can best use them ...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EST Reads: 111
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
Nov. 30, 2015 03:15 PM EST Reads: 250
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Nov. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EST Reads: 495
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Nov. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 373