People: Signature Bank (SBNY.O)

SBNY.O on Nasdaq

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Shay

54 Chairman of the Board

Joseph DePaolo

52 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric Howell

41 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Sigona

50 2004 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Peter Quinlan

45 2011 Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Merlo

64 2004 Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Michael Sharkey

54 2004 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Alfred DelBello

71 2011 Lead Independent Director

John Tamberlane

70 Vice Chairman of the Board

Judith Huntington

49 2013 Director

Michael Pappagallo

55 2013 Director

Kathryn Byrne

46 2005 Independent Director

Alfonse D'Amato

74 2005 Independent Director

Jeffrey Meshel

54 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Shay

Mr. Scott A. Shay is Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank. He has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception and as Chairman of the Board since December 2006. Since 1980, Mr. Shay has been involved in the investment banking and venture capital industries. Mr. Shay has been Managing Director/Partner of Ranieri Partners LLC and its predecessors (“Ranieri”) and a partner of Hyperion Partners since 1988. Prior to joining Ranieri/Hyperion Partners, he served as a director and a senior member of the mergers and acquisitions department of Salomon Brothers, Inc. Mr. Shay serves as an officer or director of other direct and indirect subsidiaries of Ranieri and related entities. From October 1997 until August 2005, Mr. Shay served as a director of Bank Hapoalim BM, the former parent company. From December 1988 until February 2001, Mr. Shay served as a director of Bank United Corp., Texas and was a member of its audit committee for six years.

Joseph DePaolo

Mr. Joseph J. DePaolo is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Signature Bank. He has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception and served as its Chairman of the Board until December 2006. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. DePaolo was a Managing Director and member of the Senior Management Committee of the Consumer Financial Services Division at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1988. At Republic National Bank, Mr. DePaolo held numerous positions including First Vice President and Deputy Auditor, First Vice President and Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking, Managing Director, Chairman of Republic Financial Services Corporation (Republic National Bank’s retail broker-dealer group) and Chairman of Republic Insurance Agency (Republic National Bank’s retail insurance agency). Prior to joining Republic National Bank, Mr. DePaolo was a senior audit manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. DePaolo is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs.

Eric Howell

Mr. Eric R. Howell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Signature Bank. Prior to this post, Mr. Howell served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2004. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Vice President of Finance and Controller for Signature Bank. He joined Signature Bank in 2000 as Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Howell was Controller at BlueStone Capital Partners, L.P. and its Trade.com division. Mr. Howell also was an Associate Managing Director at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1992. Mr. Howell also held numerous other positions while at Republic National Bank, including Chief Financial Officer of Republic Financial Services Corporation (Republic National Bank’s retail broker-dealer group) and Republic Insurance Agency (Republic National Bank’s retail insurance agency).

Mark Sigona

Mr. Mark T. Sigona is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Signature Bank. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a role he held since Signature Bank’s inception. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Sigona was a Senior Vice President and head of the Accounting Services Division of the Finance Group at Republic National Bank, which he joined in March 1989. At Republic National Bank, Mr. Sigona held numerous positions, including First Vice President of the Finance Division and Internal Audit Manager. Prior to joining Republic National Bank, Mr. Sigona was a supervising senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Peter Quinlan

Mr. Peter S. Quinlan serves as Executive Vice President, Treasurer of Signature Bank. Prior to this post, he served as Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Signature Bank from November 2006. In this capacity he manages the investment portfolio, interest rate risk and liquidity management functions of the institution. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Treasurer of Signature Bank. He also serves as the Chairman of the Company’s Asset Liability Management Committee. Prior to joining Signature Bank, he was a divisional Chief Financial Officer of Bank Hapoalim, which he joined in September 2000. He also previously served as the Treasurer of Clarity Holdings and Clarity Bank as well as the Controller of First Trade Union Bank. Mr. Quinlan began his banking career with the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as an Associate National Bank Examiner.

Michael Merlo

Mr. Michael J. Merlo is Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of Signature Bank. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, a role he held since Signature Bank’s inception. Prior to joining Signature Bank, he was a Senior Vice President with Fleet Bank. He joined Fleet through the acquisition of NatWest Bank by Fleet Bank in 1996 and held various credit positions within both the Corporate and the Middle Market Groups. His last position at Fleet was Head of the Middle Market Group in Long Island with a staff of 26 reporting to him. Mr. Merlo serves on the Board of Directors of New York Institute of Technology where he is a member of the Audit, Finance and Public Affairs committees.

Michael Sharkey

Mr. Michael Sharkey is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Signature Bank. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, a role he held since Signature Bank’s inception. Before joining Signature Bank, Mr. Sharkey was an Associate Managing Director at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1998. At Republic National Bank, Mr. Sharkey’s responsibilities included retail banking systems, banking product management, ATM/debit processing cards, pension products, check processing and systems liaison, branch review and control as well as disaster recovery coordination.

Alfred DelBello

Mr. Alfred B. DelBello is Lead Independent Director of Signature Bank. Since July 1995, Mr. DelBello has been a partner in the White Plains, New York-based law firm of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP. Mr. DelBello served as Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York from 1983 to 1985, as Westchester County Executive from 1974 to 1983 and as Mayor of Yonkers from 1970 to 1974. Mr. DelBello currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Westchester County Association. In December 2011, Mr. DelBello was elected to be the Bank’s Lead Independent Director.

John Tamberlane

Mr. John Tamberlane is Vice Chairman of the Board of Signature Bank. He has been Vice-Chairman and Director of Signature Bank since its inception, as well as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Tamberlane was the President of the Consumer Financial Services Division and a Director of Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1980. As President of the Consumer Financial Services Division, Mr. Tamberlane managed the national mortgage banking division, retail broker-dealer division and retail branch network, which grew to the branch network in the New York metropolitan area prior to its acquisition. In this capacity, he was also President of two independent bank subsidiaries of Republic New York Corporation: The Manhattan Savings Bank and its predecessor, The Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Mr. Tamberlane was also a member of the Asset/Liability Management Committee of Republic National Bank. Prior to joining Republic National Bank, he was employed with Bankers Trust.

Judith Huntington

Ms. Judith Huntington has been appointed as Director of Signature Bank effective April 24, 2013. Huntington, with 25 years of financial-related experience, serves as President of The College of New Rochelle (CNR), a role she held since July 2011. Prior, she was President--elect for one year, having joined CNR as Vice President for financial affairs in 2001, responsible for all fiscal issues involving the College. Before joining CNR, Huntington spent 15 years at KPMG as audit senior manager for its metro-N.Y. higher education, research and other not-for-profit practice. She is a certified public accountant and member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Association and the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities. She also serves on the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic Consortium and is a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's evaluation team. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Pace University.

Michael Pappagallo

Mr. Michael V. Pappagallo has been appointed as Director of Signature Bank effective April 24, 2013. Pappagallo brings decades of commercial real estate experience to the Bank's board. Currently, he is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kimco Realty, the owner of neighborhood and community shopping centers, and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to this position, he held the role of Chief Financial Officer from 1997-2010. Before joining Kimco, Pappagallo was Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital's Commercial Real Estate Financing business. During his seven-year tenure with GE, he served in various other financial and business development positions. Pappagallo was a senior manager in the audit group at KPMG earlier in his career, and is a certified public accountant. He is also a member of the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants and the International Council on Shopping Centers. Pappagallo attended Iona College, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting.

Kathryn Byrne

Ms. Kathryn A. Byrne, CPA, is Independent Director of Signature Bank. Currently, she serves as the partner in charge of the international services group at the New York City-based accounting and consulting firm WeiserMazars LLP. Ms. Byrne has provided accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to domestic and foreign corporations across various industries for more than 20 years. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. She is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Alfonse D'Amato

Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato is Independent Director of Signature Bank. Senator D’Amato is the Managing Director of Park Strategies LLC, the Manhattan and Washington, D.C.-based business consulting firm he started in 1999. Senator D’Amato served as a United States Senator for New York for 18 years, from 1981 to 1999, during which time he served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee. He was elected town supervisor for Hempstead, N.Y., in 1977 and to the U.S. Senate in 1980. He is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Business Administration and Syracuse Law School.

Jeffrey Meshel

Mr. Jeffrey W. Meshel is Independent Director of Signature Bank. Mr. Meshel has over 25 years’ experience in acquisition, management, and lending on residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Meshel is also a co-founder of Paradigm Capital Group, Mercury Properties, and Mercury Equity Group. Paradigm Capital Group is a fully integrated real estate mortgage investment company. Mercury Properties is a fully integrated real estate holding company that owns, operates, and manages its own portfolio. Mercury Equity Group is a boutique NASD Broker/Dealer that specializes in private placements. Mercury Equity Group funds private investments in public entities (PIPEs) and has several joint ventures with a collection of hedge funds and wealth management firms. Mr. Meshel is also Founder and Chairman of The Strategic Forum.

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