Local residents named to Greenwich banking office

Jonathan DeMarco

Jonathan DeMarco

Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, has announced the appointment of two private client banking teams, one to be based from the Bank’s office at 485 Madison Avenue in New York City; the other in Greenwich, Conn.

Jason Birnbaum was named group director and senior vice president, Meredith Epstein was appointed to the role of Associate Group Director and Vice President and Vincent Pensato will serve as Senior Client Associate. This team, which will call the Bank’s Madison Avenue office home, joins from First Republic Bank, where all three members worked together for several years.

Armand Frusciante

Armand Frusciante

Birnbaum brings nearly 20 years of financial services experience to his new role; 10 of which were spent at First Republic Bank. Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director – Private Banking and Lending, specializing in catering to clients engaged in the private equity and hedge fund arenas as well as those in real estate. Previously, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase in New York City.

Epstein spent six years at First Republic as a Senior Preferred Banker, where she primarily handled business development and client research and analyses.

Pensato was most recently an Associate – Relationship Management, where he handled account management, overseeing client relationships as well as mortgage underwriting and sales.

Additionally, a five-member team joins Signature Bank’s Greenwich private client banking office from Citibank, N.A.’s commercial banking group. The team is led by newly appointed Group Director and Senior Vice President Jonathan DeMarco.

Andrea Lawson

Andrea Lawson

Armand Frusciante, Andrea Lawson and Eduardo Missura were each named Group Director and Senior Vice President, and the team will be supported by Louisa Morrone, who will serve as Senior Client Associate.

DeMarco spent nearly 13 years at Citibank, most recently serving as Middle Market Director and Senior Vice President, during which time he managed a team of several relationship managers. Earlier, he spent approximately five years as the Northeast Region Director of Business and Middle Market Banking, overseeing Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

Frusciante, with 16 years of banking expertise, spent the past five years as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in commercial banking, during which time he was responsible for business development throughout Connecticut.

Eduardo Missura

Eduardo Missura

Lawson’s extensive banking career spans more than 16 years, all of which were spent in the commercial banking group. Before joining Signature Bank, Lawson was Senior Vice President – Middle Market Relationship Manager, Northeast Region, handling growth and retention of the client portfolio as well as new business development. The territories Lawson covered included Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Westchester Counties and Connecticut.

Missura spent his eight-year banking career in the commercial banking area, covering the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. Previously, he was a Credit Relationship Manager for the Hudson Valley and Connecticut markets, targeting middle market businesses.

Morrone spent 23 years at Citibank, most recently supporting the business banking group within commercial banking, where she provided support and service to the entire team and client base.

Louisa Morrone

Louisa Morrone

“We continue to identify and attract strong teams of talented bankers in the marketplace who share the same values in terms of the type and level of service and dedication Signature Bank affords its clients. As the Bank grows in size and stature, we are leveraging the solid reputation and proven model we have built as we become more attractive to highly regarded banking professionals who prefer our streamlined processes and client-first philosophy. We look forward to the significant contributions both of these seasoned teams will make to our franchise,” explained Signature Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph J. DePaolo.

DeMarco lives in White Plains, N.Y. (in Westchester County) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and a Master’s degree in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Frusciante lives in Westport, Conn., and is a member of the St. Luke Church Finance Committee there. Lawson resides in Pompton Lakes, N.J. and attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Missura, of Long Island City in Queens. N.Y., holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Columbia University in N.Y.

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