SVP, Consumer Lending

Community & Regional Banks

Middletown, CT


S&W has been retained by Liberty Bank ( to manage the search for the bank’s Senior Vice President, Consumer Lending.  With over $6B in total assets and 60 locations throughout Connecticut, Liberty Bank is one of the premier community banks in the country.  The bank is the oldest community bank in Connecticut and is in sound financial condition, with good earnings, asset quality, and efficiencies; notably, for the period ending June 30, 2020, the bank had almost $800MM in capital.  Additionally, as one of the largest mutual banks in the country, Liberty Bank remains steadfast in its commitment to remain an independent, mutually-owned bank.  In 2019 the bank welcomed a new President & Chief Executive Officer, David Glidden, added exceptional talent across a number of key business lines, and completed the acquisition of Simsbury Bank & Trust.  Reporting to the bank’s Chief Lending Officer, the Senior Vice President, Consumer Lending will lead a team of almost 70 professionals supporting all areas of this important division, including loan originations, underwriting, processing, secondary market sales, new product development, vendor management, and regulatory compliance.  We are seeking exceptional residential lending and mortgage banking talent for this unique community bank leadership roles.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated sales leadership experience, as well as excellent back office, product, and regulatory expertise.  Above all, the ideal candidate will embody the cultural hallmarks of superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.  For additional information, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact: Chris Kelley, Senior Partner ( or Cameron Boyd, Practice Director (

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