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As a Senior Vice President in the Regional & Community Banking Practice, Steve Peary provides professional level, director level, and executive level search services to community banks throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. His engagements have included C-Suite positions, line of business executives, and skilled individual contributor roles for community banks from $200MM to $50B in assets, including positions in commercial and residential lending, credit, risk, audit, compliance, operations, retail, and finance and accounting. Steve is an active member of the New York Bankers Association and the New Jersey Bankers Association, and he brings his significant industry knowledge and vast network to bear on behalf of his clients across the region.
Prior to joining Smith & Wilkinson Steve spent over 10 years in the Telecommunications industry with regional and national companies in senior sales and leadership roles, as well as founding his own independent IT brokerage company. Steve received his BA from University of Maine at Orono. Outside of work Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.