Peapack-Gladstone Nabs Santander EF Legal Counsel Smith



Peapack-Gladstone Financial and Peapack-Gladstone Bank appointed Heidi H. Smith, as senior managing director, assistant general counsel.

Working out of the bank’s headquarters in Bedminster, NJ, Smith is responsible in assisting the general counsel in overseeing all legal affairs of the company. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in providing internal legal guidance in support of the financial goals of Peapack-Gladstone Bank and will be providing the principal legal and transactional support for Peapack Capital, a subsidiary of the bank that focuses on equipment leasing.

An accomplished corporate attorney, Smith previously served as legal counsel III at Santander Bank, where she provided legal guidance to Santander Corporate Equipment Finance and the middle-market and asset-based lending business units on various commercial lending products and programs.

Prior to that, Smith held equally impressive positions as senior counsel at ADP where she provided legal support for ADP’s Corporate Marketing and Time and Labor Management divisions, and as chief counsel, Vendor Finance Americas at CIT Group, where she developed and drafted global financing vendor program agreements and negotiated and structured complex domestic and international equipment finance, syndication and financing agreements.

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