Bank Veteran Richard Muskus, Jr. Rises to President of Patriot Bank
Richard Muskus, Jr. has been appointed President of Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) as well as its wholly-owned subsidiary, Patriot Bank, N.A. (“Patriot”).
In his new role, Mr. Muskus will report to Mr. Michael Carrazza, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank. Patriot is headquartered in Stamford, CT and has 10 branch locations across Fairfield and New Haven Counties of Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.
Mr. Muskus, 48, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Patriot since February 2014. He was Assistant Vice President & Senior Credit Analyst at Patriot from 1995 to 1998 and then Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer until 2000. He then spent 13 years at Connecticut Community Bank, serving as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and then as President of its Greenwich Bank & Trust division before returning to Patriot.
“Our interest is to continue to groom and promote from within our organization; Rick’s experience, capabilities and long-term commitment to Patriot make him ideally suited and the perfect fit to lead Patriot forward,” said Mr. Carrazza.
“I am very excited by the tremendous opportunity to lead Patriot Bank as we continue to grow, prosper and innovate. I look forward to expanding and enhancing our presence in the region, strengthening our strong bonds with the people in the communities we serve, and building upon our impressive record of success,” said Mr. Muskus.
Mr. Muskus is a lifelong resident of Greenwich, CT, where he lives with his wife, Lindsay, and three children. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Bentley University in Waltham, MA with a concentration in corporate taxation.
He is Director Emeritus and former 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 also serves as fiduciary and administrator of the Jane C. Bausman Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Peter Cureau, Patriot’s former Interim President, who was brought in to help identify Patriot’s permanent President and assist on a number of value-enhancing initiatives, will continue to work with Mr. Carrazza in the office of the Chairman.
Judith Corprew Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance and Credit Risk Officer of the Bank, has been appointed to the Audit Committee of the Bank. Ms. Corprew has been employed by the Bank since 2015. Prior to that, Ms. Corprew was Vice President, Compliance Officer at Fairfield County Bank from 2012 to 2015 and was Vice President, Credit Risk at Webster Bank from 2009 to 2012.
The bank also recently announced 21 new hires and promotions from within.