I started my career at Boston Five Cents Savings Bank and this local community bank was entrenched in the neighborhoods of Boston. This brought out my passion for helping people and the communities and I saw first hand how local banks and nonprofits could work together and help many people in need.
John brings a wealth of banking experience to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. He started his career at The Boston Five Bank and then founded the Cambridge Mortgage Group Inc., where he was Co-owner and President. John is a former Chair of the MA Mortgage Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association Mortgage Markets Committee. He is a member of several local bankers and mortgage committees including, the Advisory Council of the American Bankers Association Mortgage Markets Committee, and the MA Bankers Residential Committee. John also serves on the board of the nonprofit ESAC which helps Massachusetts residents focus on children and the elderly. John earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from BC’s Carroll School of Management.
I love working for a Community Bank because of the commitment to our customers and community. We genuinely care about our customers, their businesses and the health of the community.
Kimberly joined the TCB team in early 2020 with over thirty years of experience in the finance sector. She has worked for various organizations including North Brookfield Savings Bank, South Shore Bank, and CVS Caremark Corporation. Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College as well as an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
I have spent my entire career in community banking and throughout that time, I have seen how community banks highly value their customers and employees. Community banks are a very important source in keeping the local neighborhoods vibrant.
Elaine oversees TCB’s Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, and Audit areas. She brings over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of lending, compliance, quality assurance, and policy implementation. Elaine served as the President of the Brighton Oak Square YMCA and has been active in various community activities in the West Roxbury/Roslindale area. She also serves as the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Officer. Elaine earned her bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University.
The challenges we face are as diverse as the communities we serve. At TCB we draw strength from diversity, and we meet these challenges with unique and innovative solutions.
Peter manages TCB’s Information Technology division. He provides direction for the ongoing development of effective, and secure systems that support the bank. Peter brings over 20 years of technical and operational expertise within the financial services industry and has a passion for innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts Boston and has numerous leadership positions within Boston’s Chinatown community associations.
I enjoy working in community banking because of the impact we have in our local neighborhoods. At TCB we are committed to our communities, and we do so by hiring the best employees to give our customers our best.
Gaelle manages Human Resources for TCB, providing leadership and oversight to all of the functions of human resources as they relate to TCB’s employees. She currently chairs the Employee Engagement Team, to advance the bank’s initiative in “making banking fun.” Gaelle has more than 15 years of human resources experience within various job sectors, including both large for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Gaelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration, both awarded by Curry College.
Personal relationships are at the core of community banking—the ability to have a meaningful discussion with a decision maker, to get advice for a small matter, or just connect with someone who knows what you’re going through.
Miguel oversees TCB’s commercial lending division. He is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of expertise in commercial real estate lending and construction and business loans. Miguel has worked for such banks as USTrust, Citizens Bank, and Century Bank, always focusing within the Boston/Cambridge markets. His knowledge of these areas helps his customers make prudent decisions regarding their businesses and investments. Additionally, Miguel has served on many nonprofit organizations boards including Ellis Memorial (South End) and Sociedad Latina (Mission Hill). He has been a mentor for young professionals at Conexion and was a member of LeadBoston. He also has been very involved in youth sports and coaching travel basketball, little league baseball, and travel soccer for the town of Milton. Miguel is a graduate of Eastern Conn State University.
To me, community banking is knowing that my bank is committed to investing and uplifting the neighborhoods where we live and work. It is more than being a financial services provider. It is about supporting local causes, helping businesses grow, and establishing partnerships by working through difficulties together.
Julinda brings over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. As the head of retail banking, she oversees all functions of the retail banking division. This includes strategy development, execution of sales, customer service, branch operations, and compliance. Julinda ensures branches are properly aligned to achieve short and long-term business goals. She encourages a culture of ongoing feedback, performance, and development—focused on relationship banking and exceptional customer service. She believes in establishing lifetime relationships and enjoys working closely with branch managers by participating in community events to help promote the image and growth of TCB. Julinda is a graduate of Boston University.
Here at TCB, we are a close-knit group. We treat our customers as though they are family and build relationships that last a lifetime.
Peter joins the TCB family with over 30 years of experience building relationships. Most of his career was spent working in finance and account management in the greater Boston marketplace. He started his career in sales, but then grew to hold various roles negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with the largest banks and insurance companies in the United States, as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ executive agencies. Peter has been married to his wife Judy for 28 years. They have raised three children In Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, who are one of his greatest sources of pride. Peter is a great sports enthusiast. In his spare time, he has coached softball at UMass Lowell and Phillips Academy Andover, as well as coaching his own children in baseball.
Just like in its name, a community bank like TCB puts the “community” first. That’s why I love community banking, especially working as a Commercial Banker at TCB!
Bob joined TCB in 2019 as Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking. He brings over ten years of business banking experience to the role. In the past, Bob held roles in marketing communications at the MBTA, running a call center for a home improvement company, and lastly, inside sales at Aramark on the uniform and work apparel side. Bob obtained his bachelor’s at St. Anselm’s and an MBA at Suffolk University. He was recently elected as a town meeting member in Milton where he lives with his wife and two children.
Renee is the VP of Community Lending at The Cooperative Bank and focuses on the Greater Boston area and all surrounding communities. Renee has 38 years of experience in lending, having worked for large national banks and smaller community-based banks. She has a focus on affordable housing, first home buyer mortgage products, and first-time home-buying educational programs. She partners and serves on the lending committee for Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance also known as MAHA, and she also partners with multiple nonprofit entities. She is a past board member of the Mass Mortgage Bankers Association where she served for six years. She is a current member of the selection committee of the Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association.
Community banking makes a direct impact in the neighborhoods we serve. Seeing that impact is amazing.
Kate heads the Marketing department for TCB. She manages and directs all functions of marketing both externally and internally. She is responsible for all marketing outreach to promote The Cooperative Bank to the neighborhoods they serve. Kate has spent over 15 years in marketing roles, with nearly ten in community banking. She volunteers for many organizations in the Parkway area, as well as sits on the Board of the Parkway Community YMCA. Kate obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Westfield State College and a Master of Marketing Communications from Suffolk University.
The reason why I love working at a community bank is because we can be more accommodating with small business loans. Community banks succeed when local economies thrive, so their success is interwoven with the small businesses they support.
Kervin works to expand TCB’s small and middle-market lending expertise. He brings over ten years of experience in the banking industry, having previously worked as a VP of Business Development at a local Boston-based bank. Kervin has worked with business customers as a Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager and worked as a Business Banker, analyzing client’s financial needs, and developing appropriate solutions. He holds his BS in accounting and finance management from Northeastern University and has received numerous top banking recognition awards, including the ‘Top Performance Business Relationship Manager’ at his previous financial institution. Kervin also embodies the community banking philosophy by reinvesting his time into communities, providing active services to numerous nonprofit organizations in the Boston and Greater Boston areas. He is actively involved in numerous fundraising events and continually receives awards for his volunteer work.
Lauren oversees all of TCB’s residential lending functions, maintaining a top-quality program that serves our communities. She fosters service excellence and ensures loan underwriting and processing are efficient and financially sound. A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Lauren has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry and deep knowledge of underwriting requirements and residential lending compliance.
Ali’s knowledge of the local area and his ten-plus years of commercial banking experience enable him to understand and build long-term relationships with current and potential commercial borrowers. Ali’s expertise spans commercial real estate, construction, as well as commercial and industrial facilities. He looks forward to meeting with you and discussing your credit needs.
Nancy brings over 30 years of banking and financial services experience within Greater Boston primarily in the commercial banking arena. Her career has focused on community small business lending. Nancy entered the commercial banking industry with State Street Bank and Trust in Boston, where she was formally credit trained and gained familiarity with all aspects of commercial lending including construction, asset-based lending, CRE, and C&I loans.
Prior to joining TCB, she worked for a community bank in Metro West Boston where she advanced her skills in SBA Lending. Nancy’s ability to make her clients feel at ease, her ability to think outside the box and her commitment to service have earned her a stellar reputation with her customers. Nancy is an alumnus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she earned a BS in Finance with a minor in Economics. She also earned an MBA from Northeastern University.
Peter has more than 28 years of experience counseling New England homebuyers on their loan options and guiding them through the process from application to closing. This depth of experience makes him particularly adept at assisting first-time buyers. Peter grew up in West Roxbury, graduated from Boston College, and settled in Dedham, where he has coached and served as a board member for Pop Warner Football.
Jared has over ten years of experience as a mortgage banker. A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Jared grew up on Cape Cod, graduated from Boston College where he excelled in baseball and has been working in banking ever since. He offers a special hands-on approach and truly enjoys and values his time spent with borrowers and helping them to achieve their mortgage needs. In his free time, he enjoys his family, traveling, and watching Boston sports.
We treat customers like we want to be treated—with respect, professionalism, and kindness. We create a relationship and forge a bond that cannot be broken.
Tom has 30 years of banking experience in the Boston area that he brings to his role of Branch Manager in the Charlestown Office. Having held every position from teller to manager, Tom has a hands-on approach when working with staff and customers alike. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Office Administration with a minor in Accounting from Salem State College, as well as a Certificate in Banking from the New England School of Banking at Williams College. He holds a seat on many local boards and committees, including the Charlestown Historical Society, the Bunker Hill Monument Association, Friends of Ryan “Duce” Morrissey Scholarship Foundation, and the Friends of Memorial Hall Veterans.
I love working at a community bank because we take the time to learn about our customers and build strong relationships.
Janet has been in banking for nearly 20 years. Since arriving at TCB in 2006, she had been in several roles. Starting as a head teller, she is now the Branch Operations Manager in Jamaica Plain. Janet has also worked in the West Roxbury and Roslindale branches. As the Branch Operations Manager at Jamaica Plain, she can help assist you across a variety of services—from opening and closing accounts, online banking, applying for home loans, and more.
I love working with a community bank—from the moment they step through our doors, every customer is given the same level of personal and attentive service.
Brunna is the branch operations manager at the West Roxbury branch. She joined TCB in 2019, and has over 12 years of customer service experience. She was born in Brazil and is fluent in two languages. A frequent traveler, Brunna has learned the value of patience and good communication. Stop by the West Roxbury branch to meet her, and learn more about our personal banking services.
Community banking is about establishing strong partnerships with customers and the community, and that’s what we do at TCB. I am proud to work for a financial institution that supports local organizations and helps customers with all their financial needs.
Mimoza Gojashi is the AVP and Branch Manager of the Roslindale branch of The Cooperative Bank. She has been with The Cooperative Bank for 13 years holding various positions within the retail department. Mimoza has a strong track record of collaboration and teamwork, creating connections, and coaching her team to success. She is very involved in the community as a proud member of the Greater Roslindale Health Center and Sophia Snow Place. She takes pride in providing outstanding customer service to our customers by assisting them with great financial advice and helping them meet their financial goals. Mimoza believes in establishing lifetime relationships with customers and enjoys every moment of her job. Making sure her customers are being helped in a professional manner is Mimoza’s top priority.
I’m proud to be a part of TCB because we are focused on serving the neighborhoods where our customers live and work. We support local business, charities, and Main Street organization in our communities.
Khepra has over 24 years of banking experience—and has worked across all of TCB’s locations throughout her 16 years with the bank. In her current role as AVP, she held a prominent role in the opening and development of our TCB’s new Jamaica Plain branch. She enjoys being part of the communities that TCB serves and building long-lasting personal relationships with customers. Khepra currently serves as a board member for the Parkway YMCA and the Roslindale Village Main Streets. She is also a member of Kiwanis International, the Parkway Rotary, and West Roxbury Business Professionals.
Ronnie is a loan officer in TCB’s Community Lending Department and works with Renee Owens to help first-time homebuyers navigate the process of purchasing their first home. A Roslindale native, Ronnie takes great pride in knowing he can truly help those in the community he grew up in and loves to show people that their dreams of homeownership are often closer than they realize. Ronnie is a proud graduate of Boston Latin School and has received his Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University, with a Graduate Certificate in Urban Policy & Planning.
Jeff oversees TCB’s credit department. He is an industry veteran with over 30 years of commercial credit, lending, real estate, and risk management experience. Jeff has held credit and lending positions at large and small banking institutions, as well as management positions at commercial brokerage and risk management consulting firms. He is a graduate of Colby College with a BA in Economics.
I enjoy working for a community bank because of our commitment to our customers and the communities we serve—we are here to help both thrive.
Jane joins the TCB team with 30 years of experience with Cash Management products and services. Jane has worked with large and small businesses to help them maximize their cash flow by providing financial services to maximize the use of cash, reduce costs, and create efficiencies resulting in improved overall profitability for the company. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College, and the designation of Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) from the Association for Financial Professionals.
With 26 years of experience, Financial Advisor Frederick Gillis believes in offering a holistic approach to helping you plan for your financial future. In the same way, he works with clients and their families across multiple generations to offer strategies to help build and sustain wealth and establish a legacy. He focuses on everything from working with children of clients to help them learn financial basics like budgeting, paying off student loan debt, and beginning to save, to assisting parents of clients with estate planning strategies entering and thriving in retirement and helping ensure they are prepared for the expected and unexpected. He offers you and your loved ones personal financial advice and a broad range of solutions to help you live your best life, now and in the future.
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