Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: PGC) announces the appointment of Daniel J. Leary, III, a resident of Branchburg, New Jersey, to the position of vice president and senior trust officer at PGB Trust & Investments, the wealth management division of the holding company’s wholly owned community bank, Peapack-Gladstone Bank.
Daniel J. Leary, III, Vice President & Senior Trust Officer (Photo: Business Wire)Mr. Leary joined PGB Trust & Investments in November of 2010 after a long and distinguished career that began in the trust and investment business at J. Henry Schroder Bank & Trust Company in New York where he worked for 10 years. In 1988 he transitioned to a position at Beacon Trust Company in Morristown, NJ, where he worked for 23 years before joining PGB Trust & Investments. During his 23 years at Beacon, a company that recently announced its intentions to be acquired by Jersey City-based Provident Bank, Leary managed all aspects of the business from trust operations, estate and trust administration and individual and fiduciary income tax preparation, ultimately assuming the role of executive vice president and chief operating officer managing Beacon’s wealth advisory group. With over 33 years of trust industry experience, he is now part of the team responsible for managing Peapack-Gladstone Bank’s trust and investment function, helping to guide its overall wealth advisory services and solutions. Mr. Leary attended Pace University in NY as well as the New York State Bankers Association Trust and Estate School. He is an avid NY sports fan, plays golf and has been an active member of the Branchburg and North Plainfield communities where he has coached and served on various organization committees. He resides in Branchburg with his wife Debra and his sons Danny, Conor and Colin.