Rockland Trust, a full-service community bank headquartered in Massachusetts, announced the hiring of an experienced team of asset-based lending professionals that bring more than 90 years of experience and have most recently worked as a team at Webster Bank. Chris O’Connor joined Rockland Trust on August 8 as senior vice president and will lead a team of four professionals.
“Rockland Trust has always been committed to meeting the credit needs of businesses in the communities we serve,” said CEO Christopher Oddleifson. “This expansion to our commercial lending team enhances our commercial lending capabilities.”
“We are extremely excited to join the Rockland Trust team, as they have a demonstrated commitment to growing their commercial lending book of business,” said Chris O’Connor, senior vice president, Asset-Based Lending at Rockland Trust. “Rockland Trust has a ‘can-do’ attitude when it comes to partnering with businesses, and they share our passion for helping businesses and communities prosper.”
Rockland Trust’s commercial lending activity has expanded rapidly over the past five years, with total commercial loans growing 150% in that time
“The addition of Chris and his team to our organization will give Rockland Trust the most robust portfolio of commercial lending services in our footprint,” said Gerry Nadeau, the bank’s executive vice president in charge of Commercial Lending. “We are excited to welcome the new members of our team, and to increase our financing solutions for our business customers.”
Rockland Trust Company is a full-service community bank with approximately $4.8 billion in assets.
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