Commercial Lending Team
We know the region, it’s special qualities and needs, and want to help you be a part of it. Our commercial banking team can help with a variety of financing options – all with the personal attention of a local bank.
Joe has headed up USB’s Commercial Services Division since May 2011. During that time, the Bank substantially increased its commercial loans and commercial real estate loans. He has worked with many outstanding companies and individuals over his banking career which included other major banking institutions before joining USB in February 2000. He holds degrees in economics and finance from Fordham University and UCONN. Joe has served on numerous community boards and currently serves as a Trustee of the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut.
Chris has worked for 30 years in banking with 15 years dedicated to commercial lending at Union Savings Bank. Chris specializes in working with business owners seeking short and long term financing and real estate investors looking to make acquisitions, improvements or refinance.
Jo-Anne has been a guiding force in the local business market for over 25 years. She is an expert at managing the most complex commercial accounts and takes great pride in being able to impart her knowledge on all area businesses to help them achieve their goals.
Brian is a Commercial Lending Region Manager and leader of the Canton Solutions Team. At USB, Brian focuses on commercial & industrial lending and real estate finance, although his experience includes corporate finance and asset based lending. He received his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his BA from Middlebury College.
Rhonda’s career spans over 25 years in the commercial real estate lending sector. Rhonda is USB’s Commercial Construction Lending Manager, overseeing construction projects throughout the Bank’s lending area. She also manages relationship and commercial real estate lending in Connecticut with emphasis on Fairfield County.
Mark has more than 33 years of experience as a local community banker servicing the business and financial needs of a wide range of customers. His knowledge of the market area and building strong customer relationships are his greatest assets. Mark has a life long history of civic and community involvement.
John is the leader of the Southbury Solutions Team. He has over 30 years of extensive commercial lending experience and specializes in providing clients with an array of products including working capital lines of credit, capital expenditure financing, owner occupied real estate financing and investment financing.
Richard is a Senior Commercial Loan Officer serving the Danbury market at USB for the past six years. He earned a B.B.A. in Finance at Iona College and has over 30 years of commercial lending experience. Richard specializes in commercial & industrial lending, owner occupied and investment real estate finance and complex commercial transactions including leveraged buyouts.
Mark Petrino is an experienced commercial lender with 17 years of experience in structuring large, complex commercial real estate transactions. Mark is member of the Monroe Solutions Team and enjoys working with business owners addressing their specific business needs.
Scott, is a seasoned real estate, construction and commercial lender. He has an M.B.A. from University of New Haven and a finance degree from the University of Connecticut. Senete is active with Renewal House, Winterset Ski Club and Knights of Columbus.
Amy is an experienced commercial loan officer specializing in commercial real estate transactions. She has her M.B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Western New England University. Samson is a member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut.
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