Feb. 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) plans to expand its commercial banking business in eastern
and has recruited an experienced commercial banking team to service middle-market commercial and industrial businesses. The team will be based at
commercial lending office.
The Bank has appointed
Brant A. McDougall
as Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader. Joining McDougall's team will be
Christopher P. DeFronzo
John M. Malvey
Joanne R. Tercho
as Vice Presidents and Commercial Relationship Managers. Also joining Berkshire Bank will be
as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. These individuals bring approximately 100 years of combined experience in providing commercial banking solutions to businesses in the eastern
region. In their new roles at
, Bank both McDougall and Hamilton will report to
Paul F. Flynn, Jr.
, Senior Vice President, Asset Based Lending Manager.
The team brings with it a great deal of expertise in a wide range of commercial lending and product specialties, complementing both the Bank's eastern
' residential lending network and its central
commercial team based in
McDougall has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of commercial banking and a proven track record. He previously served as a Commercial Team Leader at TD Bank with offices based in
where he led a successful commercial lending team. Prior to that, he had commercial lending roles with GMAC Commercial Credit, GE Capital Commercial Finance and BayBanks, Inc. McDougall holds an M.B.A. from
and a B.A. from
Joining McDougall's team will be DeFronzo, who had been with TD Bank for 12 years, most recently as Vice President, Commercial Account Manager; Malvey with over 13 years of commercial banking experience from TD Bank; and Tercho, who had served with TD Bank for over 15 years, most recently as Vice President, Commercial Lending Relationship Manager.