WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Westchester Bank announced the appointment of Orlando Gonzalez to the position of Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending at the Bank’s headquarters in White Plains.
In that capacity, Gonzalez is responsible for generating new commercial loan activity while managing and optimizing an existing portfolio from multiple business sectors.
Gonzalez has seven years of experience originating and structuring credit transactions and managing commercial bank relationships within the New York tristate area. He started his banking career as an Analyst at JP Morgan Chase’s Commercial Bank and then covered the Westchester, Connecticut and Bronx Middle Market for Chase’s Commercial Bank.
While at JP Morgan Chase Bank, he was promoted to the role of Underwriter and later transitioned into the Commercial Banker position. Gonzalez holds a Graduate Degree from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The City College of New York. He is also a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Costa Rica where he and his wife, also a Peace Corps Volunteer, were assigned to the Rural Community Development Program working in a small farm community. As part of The Fellowship Initiative, Gonzalez also served as a mentor for high school students from Harlem’s Thurgood Marshall Academy and Our Saviour Lutheran School in the Bronx.
“I’m fortunate to work at a community bank that is service-centric and committed to growth through customer successes,'' Gonzalez said. "Building relationships is paramount to the Bank’s thinking which I find very attractive,.
John M. Tolomer, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Westchester Bank stated, “Orlando brings a positive energy and relationship building skills to compliment his commercial lending credentials. Orlando understands the importance of getting to know each customer’s needs and that it differentiates us as a community bank. We’re very excited to have Orlando with us and look forward to his contributions as a member of our lending team as The Westchester Bank continues its aggressive growth trajectory into 2016."