Gerald P. Plush
Mr. Plush is the Company’s Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since March 20, 2021, served as Executive Vice-Chairman from February 2021 until March 2021 and has served on the Board of Directors since July 2019. Mr. Plush has over 30 years of executive level experience in the banking industry.
From 2019 to February 2021, he was a partner at Patriot Financial Partners, a private equity firm where he sourced new investment opportunities and represented Patriot on the board of directors for multiple portfolio banks, specialty finance and fintech companies. In 2018, he served as CEO for Verdigris Holdings, Inc., leading this start up through the regulatory application, organization and initial funding processes.
Mr. Plush’s other prominent leadership roles include his tenure with Santander US from 2014 to 2017, initially as CFO and Executive Committee member, and subsequently as Chief Administrative Officer. He served on the board of Santander Consumer from 2014 to 2016, and as a director for the FHLB of Pittsburgh from 2016 to 2017.
Mr. Plush previously served as President, COO and Board Member for Webster Bank beginning in 2006 as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. He spent 11 years with MBNA America, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President & Managing Director for corporate development and prior to that as CFO - North America.
Mr. Plush holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He has been active in several well-known philanthropic organizations, most recently on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Pennsylvania since September 2020.