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Leadership

 

Michael Carrazza

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Carrazza has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2010 and Chief Executive Officer since August 2016.

Mr. Carrazza has more than 25 years of operating and investing experience and is CEO of Solaia Capital Advisors, an investment management company. Mr. Carrazza is credited with architecting the rescue and turnaround of Patriot National Bancorp, Inc.; through PNBK Sponsor, Mr. Carrazza manages PNBK Holdings, the Company’s largest shareholder.

In 2012, Mr. Carrazza led the spin‐out of the Bank of Ireland’s U.S. Asset‐Based Lending Group, now known as Siena Lending Group, where he serves as its Chairman. In 2004, he co‐founded Bard Capital Group where he sponsored several LBOs in the industrial sector.

From 2001 until 2003, he was principal at The Glen Rock Group, a middle market investment firm, where he structured and financed the buyout of International Surface Preparation Group, Inc. from U.S. Filter/Vivendi. He subsequently worked in an operating capacity in the office of the Chairman, managing the company’s financings, restructure and subsequent sale. Mr. Carrazza led the financing and restructuring of Mitchell Madison Group and served on the firm’s Executive Team, where he assisted in the firm’s global expansion and managed its subsequent sale to US Web/CKS.

Mr. Carrazza began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Carrazza earned his MBA in Finance from The Stern School of Business at New York University and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.


 

Peter Cureau

President and Chief Operating Officer

Peter Cureau has been President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2016.

Mr. Cureau has over 25 years of banking experience, culminating most recently in his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Bank and Trust Company in Albany, New York. He has experience in all aspects of commercial banking, including commercial real estate and commercial lending, retail banking, operations and management.

Mr. Cureau is the Managing Principal and Owner of PD Cureau Advisors, which provides consulting and advisory services to real estate investors, financial institutions and not‐for‐profit organizations.  He was also involved with the formation of Fort Orange Financial Corporation, a bank holding company, which acquired Capital Bank and Trust Company in 2006, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Capital Bank and Trust Company, Mr. Cureau served as Vice President and Director of Commercial Mortgage Lending at Troy Savings Bank (1988‐2003), resulting in his high level of expertise in all aspects of real estate investment, financing and negotiation.

Mr. Cureau attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University.

 


 

Neil McDonnell

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Neil McDonnell is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. and Patriot Bank, N.A.

Mr. McDonnell is a recognized finance industry leader with over 26 years of experience in the banking industry, having served as CFO and Chairman of the Asset and Liability Committee for U.S. Trust Company N.A., the nation’s first and oldest trust company. During his tenure, he oversaw the successful consolidation of five U.S. Trust entities into one $4.5 billion financial entity, with 27 locations, $50 billion in client assets and over $3 billion in loans and deposits. He also successfully integrated U.S. Trust’s largest acquisition, State Street’s Private Asset Management Division with $11 billion in client assets.

On a community banking level, he has served as EVP & CFO at Darien Rowayton Bank, overseeing finance, treasury, accounting and the mortgage portfolio. He was also the Chief Financial and Compliance Officer at Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust in Greenwich, CT. Throughout his career Mr. McDonnell has focused significant attention on the acquisition and integration of new banking assets.

Mr. McDonnell earned his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University. A New Canaan resident, he is the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committees for The Workplace in Bridgeport, which is the regional workforce development board serving Fairfield County.


 

Fred Staudmyer

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Frederick Staudmyer is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Patriot Bank, N.A., overseeing human capital development, corporate compliance, property development and facilities management. He is also Corporate Secretary of the board and has served as Patriot’s Chief Human Resources Officer since November 2014.

Mr. Staudmyer previously served as Assistant Dean at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management where he directed the Career Management Center for all five of the college’s MBA programs, in addition to directing career management for the new Cornell Tech Campus in New York City.

Bringing more than 30 years of human resources, general management and corporate leadership experience, he has served at leading financial institutions where Mr. Staudmyer directed training programs and integrated staff from acquired companies.

Mr. Staudmyer earned his MBA in Organizational Development and Management from the Johnson Graduate School of Management and his Bachelor of Science at Cornell’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. He has served on the board of directors at the MBA Career Services Council and as an Advisory Council Member of Cornell University’s Entrepreneurial and Personal Enterprise Program.


 

Samuel Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Samuel Davis became Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Patriot Bank, N.A. in April 2013, overseeing the Bank’s loan portfolio, lending activities and compliance as well as ensuring operating policies, procedures, objectives and goals.

He joined the Patriot team in 2009, serving as the Bank’s Senior Lending Officer from September 2011 to April 2013. In that role, he was responsible for new business development and managing the Bank’s portfolio.

His 30-year commercial banking career includes senior-level positions at both community and regional banks in both Connecticut and New York, where he had a proven track record of improving asset quality while originating business transactions from $250,000 to $10 million.

Mr. Davis earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his MBA from University of Connecticut. A resident of Greenwich, he is a board member on Junior Achievement of Southwestern Connecticut (JAWCT), assisting in educating and inspiring Connecticut students about entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands-on programs.


 

Richard Muskus

Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Richard Muskus is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Patriot Bank, N.A., overseeing all lending activities, maintaining the quality of the Bank’s loan portfolio and providing knowledgeable insight on lending marketing opportunities.

With commercial banking experience spanning 25 years, he originally joined Patriot in 1995 as Assistant Vice President-Senior Credit Analyst, before becoming Vice President of Commercial Lending in 1998.

Mr. Muskus earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Bentley College in Waltham, MA with a concentration in corporate taxation.

He is President of the Board of Directors of the Transportation Association of Greenwich, CT, a nonprofit assisting in the transportation of the city’s elderly and disabled residents. He is also the fiduciary and administrator of the Jane C. Bausman Memorial Scholarship Fund.


 

Judith Corprew

Executive Vice President – Chief Compliance & Risk Officer

Judith Corprew is Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance & Risk Officer of Patriot Bank, N.A., ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations, and risk management.

She joined the Patriot team in 2015, and today serves as Chair of the Bank’s Compliance & Enterprise Risk Committee, as well as a member of its Audit, Steering and CRA Committees. She holds a Certified Regulator Compliance Manager certification, a highly regarded recognition by the American Bankers Association.

With three decades of credit and risk management experience, she has held leadership positions at community-focused financial institutions and mortgage companies throughout the Tri-State area. Early in her banking career, Ms. Corprew was awarded honors for establishing a profitable mortgage center.

A staunch advocate for teaching financial literacy skills, Ms. Corprew has led educational seminars and events at local schools, clubs and community organizations. She has also held workshops on first-time home buying, credit and budgeting. She is a member of the United Way and Stamford Financial Stability Collaborative, and has served as a financial coach for United Way.

Ms. Corprew earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in finance from Post University in Waterbury, CT. A Norwalk resident, she is a member of the Bank Compliance Association of Connecticut, Institute of Certified Bankers and Regulatory Compliance Group of Fairfield County. She is also a board member of The Helpers Club Scholarship Foundation of Stamford.


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