Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, announced today the appointment of two new private client banking teams, who will operate from its second Staten Island private client banking office, currently being planned.
Larry Goldberg, a 30-year banking veteran, was named Group Director and Senior Vice President. He leads a four-person private client banking team who joined from a Citibank office in Staten Island, where most of them worked together for approximately nine years. Goldberg spent the past 18 years overseeing Citibank branches in Manhattan and Staten Island. Most recently, he was branch manager and senior vice president at the Victory Blvd. location, a position he held for the past nine years. Prior, he was a branch manager in Manhattan and Long Island for Fidelity Investments.
Joining Goldberg’s team are Associate Group Directors and Vice Presidents Flora Vavallo and Anthony D. Shafer along with Senior Client Associate Lauren Mattera. Vavallo, who spent 35 years at Citibank in various capacities, was most recently a business banker for clients spanning a range of industries. Shafer, who brings a decade of banking expertise to his new role, was a personal banker and assistant vice president, responsible for overseeing the entire book of business at the Bayonne, New Jersey branch. Mattera spent 10 years in a client services role at various Citibank locations.
Guy Gioeli also joined the Bank as Group Director and Senior Vice President, heading a four-person team who worked together for nearly five years at Citibank’s Hylan Blvd. branch, also on Staten Island. Gioeli, a 20-year banking professional, served as senior vice president and branch manager at that location for the past five years. Previously, he worked at Prudential as a sales manager.
Linda Mulroy and Annette Lucas-Thomas were each named Associate Group Director and Vice President as part of Gioeli’s team. Both spent 33 years as business bankers at the Hylan Blvd. location where they serviced an array of commercial clients. Shari Gutkin, appointed to the post of Senior Client Associate, worked with the team for the past five years in a client services role.