Remiker to Retire from Huntington Commercial Bank, Kleinman to Lead



After more than 38 years in financial services, Huntington Commercial Banking Director Rick Remiker announced his decision to retire in May 2020.

Remiker joined Huntington in 2010 to lead the bank’s equipment finance business. He subsequently led specialty banking and in 2014 assumed leadership of the commercial bank. As Commercial Banking Director, Remiker expanded Huntington’s asset finance business, led the strategic evolution and growth of Huntington Capital Markets and specialty banking teams, as well as led the acquisitions and integrations of Huntington Technology Finance (formerly Macquarie Equipment Finance) and Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. He also led the successful commercial banking integration following Huntington’s 2016 acquisition of FirstMerit, Huntington’s largest acquisition. Remiker doubled Huntington’s commercial loan volume in his six years leading the commercial bank.

“Rick is a purpose-driven leader who has made many important contributions to Huntington, and he has been an outstanding colleague and integral member of our executive leadership team. The impressive growth in Commercial Banking is a result of his vision and ability to build strong teams,” said Steve Steinour, Huntington’s chairman, president and CEO.

Before joining Huntington, Remiker served as chief administrative officer for RBS Citizens Asset Finance. He previously launched Merrill Lynch Capital’s commercial equipment finance business, and he served as president and chief operating officer of KeyBank’s middle-market and large-ticket leasing business. In the community, he serves as board chair for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and previously led Huntington’s participation in Pelotonia, the nation’s largest single-event cycling fundraiser.

Scott Kleinman, a 28-year Huntington veteran, will succeed Remiker as Commercial Banking Director and will serve on the bank’s executive leadership team. Kleinman currently is executive managing director of Huntington Capital Markets and has held a variety of senior leadership roles in Huntington’s capital markets and institutional banking business.

“Scott’s strategic vision, drive and discipline have enabled tremendous growth in Capital Markets, which supports many important businesses across Huntington, as well as Corporate Banking,” Steinour said. “He and his highly effective teams have delivered consistent growth and expanded capabilities. Additionally, Scott has seamlessly integrated new businesses such as public finance into the Commercial Bank.”

Since joining Huntington in 1991, Kleinman launched Huntington’s interest rate derivative platform and commodities hedging business, expanded institutional trading, foreign exchange and public finance capabilities, served as Chief Operating Officer of Capital Markets, chaired the Capital Markets Risk Committee and enhanced the Capital Markets control environment. He serves on the board of Huntington Securities. Huntington Capital Markets has delivered consistent year-over-year growth under Kleinman’s leadership.

Kleinman is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the Series 7 and 24 securities licenses.

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