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ISELIN, NEW JERSEY (January 4, 2022): Provident Bank, a leading New Jersey-based financial institution announced today that Brian Rafanello has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury Management.
Mr. Rafanello is based in the Bank’s Iselin, N.J. administrative headquarters and is responsible for leading the sales, service and operations for the Treasury Management department. In addition, he is responsible for creating the strategy for the sales and servicing of treasury management products to middle market, commercial real estate, public sector, and small business clients and prospects.
“I am pleased to welcome Brian to our team,” said Walter Sierotko, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. “His expertise in treasury management sales and extensive knowledge of transaction banking products will greatly enhance our treasury management capabilities as we look to grow our portfolio and deepen existing relationships,” added Mr. Sierotko.
Prior to joining Provident, Mr. Rafanello was Senior Vice President, Director of Treasury Management Sales at Santander Bank and was head of commercial card and B2B payments sales and account management across all markets (business banking, middle market and mid corporate) in North America. With more than 25 years of financial services and consulting experience and 20 years of treasury management experience, he has worked with clients in the middle market, corporate, asset-based lending, business banking, and across many verticals such as government, healthcare, transportation, and business services.
Mr. Rafanello has also held treasury management sales leadership and management roles with Citibank and Mellon Bank in New Jersey and New York, and held a retirement plan consulting position at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was also a member of Santander’s transaction banking senior leadership team.
Mr. Rafanello earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. He and his family are active in the community, organizing annual food, clothing and book donations, and are responsible for establishing the children’s library at the Neighborhood House in Morristown.
Brian Rafanello, Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury Management
About Provident Bank
Provident Bank, a community-oriented financial institution offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $13.39 billion as of September 30, 2021. With $10.84 billion in deposits, Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey, as well as Bucks, Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania and Queens County in New York. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company and insurance services through its wholly owned subsidiary, SB One Insurance Agency, Inc. For more information about Provident Bank, visit www.provident.bank or join the conversations on Facebook (ProvidentBank) and Twitter (@ProvidentBank).