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Reach out to one of our financial experts from our Business Banking Department. Please use the contact information below, email us at businessbanking@firstcountybank.com, or call 203-462-4855, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Commercial Lending

Expertise in Relationship Management, Business Banking Solutions, Commercial Real Estate, Lending (Construction, Nonprofit, Small Business/SBA, Commercial), Equipment & Vehicle Financing

Sara Tucker

Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer

Sara L. Tucker is Executive Vice President/ Chief Lending Officer, Director of Business Banking. She oversees the commercial lending and business banking relationship management functions of First County Bank. As a member of the Senior Management Team, she participates in the overall strategic planning of the bank.

  • Over 25 years of experience in banking and financial services
  • Provides leadership and direction in the overall growth and risk management of the bank including lending, business development and portfolio management
  • Brings a breadth of experience in commercial banking, having formerly held senior positions managing commercial banking teams and also originating business banking relationships.
  • Coordinates collaborative efforts with Retail, Cash Management, Trust Advisors to serve the client

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • World Affairs Forum of Stamford – Board of Directors/Treasurer
  • Women’s Mentoring Network – volunteer involvement
  • Women’s Business Development Council – volunteer involvement
  • Soundwaters – volunteer involvement/youth programs

EDUCATION

  • New York University, Stern School – M.B.A. Finance and International Business
  • Binghamton University (SUNY) – B.A. Economics

PERSONAL

Sara lives in Piermont, NY with her husband. She has two sons who are young adults. Sara enjoys skiing, traveling, cycling and gardening.

EXPERTISE

  • Commercial Team Leadership
  • Commercial and Business Banking
  • Business Development
  • Relationship Management
  • Credit Administration

Richard Zaremski is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Manager. He oversees commercial lending functions, including structuring commercial credits and developing solutions for new and existing commercial customers.

  • Over 25 years of experience in banking and financial services
  • Provides leadership and direction in the overall growth, development and risk management of the bank including sales, business development and portfolio management
  • Brings a breadth of experience in commercial lending, having formerly held senior positions originating, negotiating and closing commercial loans valued from $100,000 to $25 million
  • Originates and underwrites commercial loans including mortgage, time and term; portfolio management including ongoing reviews; modifications, workouts and liquidations
  • Provides complex commercial lending solutions through financing options such as temporary financing, permanent mortgages, lines and letters of credit

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Family and Children’s Agency, Stamford – Board of Directors
  • Mayor’s Small Business Council, City of Stamford – Member

EDUCATION

  • Fairfield University, B.A., English

PERSONAL

Rick lives in Norwalk and has three grown children. He enjoys golf, fishing and travel.

EXPERTISE

  • Commercial Lending
  • Construction to Permanent Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business Development
  • Relationship Management

Bill Catanzaro is Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer and joined First County Bank in 2018. He is committed to helping businesses select the best solutions for their banking and financial goals. Catanzaro assists existing and prospective clients achieve greater success through flexible and creative financing solutions. Bill is a resident of Stamford and has developed an extensive business network in the community.

  • Over 20 years commercial real estate banking and lending experience; specific to Fairfield County, since 2001.
  • Helps customers build strong and profitable businesses through his commercial banking expertise
  • Provides commercial lending solutions through customized financing options such as temporary financing, construction financing, permanent mortgage and lines and letters of credit
  • Extensive lending and portfolio management experience with Commercial and Industrial (C&I) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans which include the financing of over $1 billion across all asset classes and managing a $200 million portfolio

EDUCATION

  • Richmond, American International University, London, England — Master of Business Administration
  • New York University, New York, NY – Professional education courses
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Real Estate Finance Associate (REFA) – member
  • CT Real Estate Broker License

PERSONAL

Bill resides in Stamford with his two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as competing in sports and traveling internationally.

EXPERTISE

  • Business Banking Solutions
  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Relationship Management

Jack Dowling is a Vice President, Commercial Banker. Dowling joined First County Bank in 2011 and implements business development initiatives to attract new customer relationships and to build current client relationships. In conjunction with the business banking retail divisions, he generates new commercial and retail lending and deposit accounts, and expands existing account relationships.

  • Over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Helps customers build strong and profitable businesses through his extensive business banking expertise
  • Provides complex commercial lending solutions through financing options such as temporary financing, permanent mortgages, lines and letters of credit
  • Brings a breadth of experience in community banking, having formerly held senior positions managing portfolios of $80 million and deposits exceeding $100 million
  • His national banking experience includes managing a $150 million book of business spread across all asset classes
  • Committed to helping businesses select the best solutions for their banking and financial services needs

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Darien Fire Department – Line Firefighter and Treasurer

EDUCATION

  • Northeastern University, B.A. in Finance and Marketing
  • Series 7, 64 and 65 and Life and Health Licenses

PERSONAL

Jack lives in Stamford with his wife, and their two children. He enjoys competing in sports and traveling to new places with his family.

EXPERTISE

  • New Business Development
  • Business Banking
  • Commercial Lending
  • Relationship Managemen

Brad Lupinacci

Vice President

Brad Lupinacci is Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer and joined First County Bank in 2017. He is committed to helping businesses select the best solutions for their banking and financial goals. Lupinacci assists existing and prospective clients achieve greater success through flexible and creative financing solutions. Brad is a lifetime resident of Stamford and has developed an extensive business network in the community.

  • Commercial banking and lending experience in Fairfield County since 2004
  • Helps customers build strong and profitable businesses through his commercial banking expertise
  • Provides commercial lending solutions through various financing options Extensive lending and portfolio management experience with Commercial and Industrial (C&I), Small Business Administration (SBA) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans

EDUCATION

  • Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT – B.A., Business Administration

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Stamford Chamber of Commerce – Board Member (2020 Member of the Year recipient)
  • Stamford Exchange Club – Member
  • Stamford Historical Society – Board Member
  • Stamford Knights of Columbus – Member (3rd Degree)
  • The Umbrella Club – Member
  • Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County – Member
  • Gravinese Mutual Aid Society – Board Member (Vice President)

PERSONAL

Brad resides in Stamford with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as competing in sports and traveling.

EXPERTISE

  • Business Banking Solutions
  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Relationship Management
  • SBA Lending
  • Nonprofit Lending
  • Equipment & Vehicle Financing

Greg Pastor

Vice President

Greg Pastor, Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, joined First County Bank in 2020. Pastor is primarily responsible for seeking new business development opportunities for the bank, while establishing and cultivating existing customer relationships. Additionally, Pastor analyzes commercial borrowing needs of current and prospective clients, providing solutions and referrals to business banking retail divisions.

  • Over 20 years of commercial banking and real estate financing experience, specific to Fairfield County since 2004.
  • Extensive lending and portfolio management experience with Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans across all asset classes and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) loans.
  • Provides commercial lending solutions through customized financing options such as temporary financing, construction financing, permanent mortgages, lines of credit and term loans.
  • Brings a breadth of experience in community banking and is committed to helping businesses select the best solutions for their banking and financial service needs.

EDUCATION

  • Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, New York, NY – MBA, in Finance and Management
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield CT – B.S. in International Business

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Real Estate Finance Association – Member

PERSONAL

Greg lives in Norwalk with his wife and has three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth travel baseball and is an avid N.Y. sports fan.

EXPERTISE

  • New Business Development
  • New Loan Origination
  • Commercial Real Estate Lending
  • Commercial & Industrial Lending
  • Portfolio Management
  • Credit Analysis
  • SBA Lending

Michael Yao

Vice President

Michael Yao is Vice President, Senior Commercial Banking Officer and joined First County Bank in 2017. He is committed to helping businesses select the best solutions for their banking and financial goals. He implements business development initiatives to attract new customer relationships and assists existing clients achieve greater success through his flexibility and creative financing solutions.

  • Over 30 years of experience in commercial banking and lending
  • Helps customers build strong and profitable businesses through his extensive commercial banking expertise
  • Provides commercial lending answers through financing options such as temporary financing, lines and letters of credit
  • Extensive lending and portfolio management experience with Commercial and Industrial (C&I), Small Business Administration (SBA) and Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans

EDUCATION

  • University of New Haven, CT – M.B.A., Corporate Finance
  • Central Connecticut State University – B.S., Accounting

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Housatonic Industrial Development Corporation – Member of the Board of Directors since 2006; Vice President since 2012
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of CT – Volunteer, major event fundraiser since 2002

PERSONAL

Michael resides in Trumbull with his family. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as running, skiing and traveling.

EXPERTISE

  • Business Banking Solutions
  • Commercial Lending
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Relationship Management
  • SBA Lending
  • Nonprofit Lending
  • New Business Development

Small Business Lending

Expertise in New Business Development, Business Banking, Commercial Lending, Relationship Management.

Jagjiwan Singh

Assistant Vice President

Jagjiwan “Singh” Singh is an Assistant Vice President and Business Development Officer. Singh joined First County Bank’s Business Banking Division in 2016. He is responsible for business development and the origination of small business and commercial loans.

  • Business and retail banking experience since 2009
  • Experienced in sales and service of small business and commercial loans
  • Additional experience includes positions at several major global banks and a national bank
  • Provides complex commercial lending solutions through financing options such as temporary financing, permanent mortgages, working capital lines and letters of credit
  • Understands the unique challenges facing today’s businesses and works with companies to provide the right banking solution for each situation

EXPERTISE

  • New Business Development
  • Business Banking
  • Commercial Lending
  • Relationship Management

EDUCATION

  • University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT – B.A. in Economics
  • Extensive professional financial course work
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Guru Tegh BahadurJi Foundation – Member

PERSONAL

Singh is a resident of East Norwalk, CT where he lives with his wife and their two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in the community.

Cash Management Services

Expertise in disbursement and collection of funds through ACH origination, wire transfers, remote deposit capture, mitigating fraud risk, maximizing cash flow through sweep and zero balance accounts.

For more information, or to speak with a Cash Management expert, please email us at cashmgmt@firstcountybank.com, or call 203-462-4379.

Mark Rosenbloom is a Vice President and Manager of Cash Management Services. Rosenbloom joined First County Bank in 2008. As a former business owner, Mark knows what businesses need from their bank to succeed. His expertise is First County Bank’s suite of cash management products, which includes Commercial Capture Express – our remote deposit capture product, merchant services, payroll services, lockbox services, account structuring, and First County bank’s Visa business credit card.

  • Over 21 years of experience in financial services and 4 years as a small business owner
  • Brings unique insights into the needs of small businesses
  • Helps customers build strong an profitable businesses through his extensive cash management expertise
  • Understands the challenges facing businesses today and works with them to provide the right banking solutions for each situation
  • Ensures smooth account management through knowledge and leadership
  • Committed to helping businesses meet their banking needs quickly and easily through our full suite of business services.

EXPERTISE

  • New Business Development
  • Cash Management
  • Business Banking
  • Relationship Management

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Darien Community Fund – Association Panel Leader
  • Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation – Board Chair
  • Children’s Learning Center of Fairfield County – Finance Committee

EDUCATION

  • Ithaca College, B.A. , Finance

PERSONAL

Mark Grew up in Fairfield County and lives in Norwalk. He has three children. He enjoys cooking using ingredients grown from his own garden. Mark also enjoys running with his rescue dog, Mr. Charlie.

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Mario Maiorana

Sales & Service Representative

Mario Maiorana is a Sales and Service Representative in the Cash Management Services Department with First County Bank. Maiorana joined First County Bank in 2006. His expertise is First County Bank’s suite of cash management products, which includes Commercial Capture Express – our remote deposit capture product, lockbox services, merchant services, payroll services and visa business credit cards. Mario has worked in the branches and the back office. He is knowledgeable in both the commercial market and the retail market. He is able to assist and advise about a wide range of products and services.

  • Understands the challenges facing businesses today and works with them to provide the right banking solutions for each situation
  • Ensures smooth account management through knowledge and leadership
  • Committed to helping businesses meet their banking needs quickly and easily through our full suite of cash management services and products
  • Helps customers build strong and profitable businesses through a wide range of account offerings, utilizing sweep, ZBA and ICS accounts

EXPERTISE

  • Cash Management
  • Merchant Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Visa Business Credit Cards
  • Account Structure
  • Relationship Management

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Volunteers with various local charitable organizations

EDUCATION

  • Attended Norwalk Community College

PERSONAL

Mario grew up in Fairfield County and lives in Stamford.

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