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Officers & Team

Executive Officers

Team

 

Executive Officers

Anthony Giordano

Anthony Giordano III
President / CEO

A dynamic and visionary professional known for his professional and friendly demeanor, Anthony is the consummate leader. As our President and CEO, he oversees every aspect of Colonial American Bank, including the retail/branch system; the loan, audit, marketing, finance, and accounting departments; shareholder and client relations; and strategic planning. He manages all this with a singular goal in mind: outstanding customer service.

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Lisa Borghese

Lisa Borghese
EVP, Chief Lending Officer

If there's one word to describe Lisa, it's energetic. And that's important because, as our Chief Lending Officer, she's got a very full plate—which she manages with enthusiasm, grace, and integrity. In her day-to-day role, Lisa ensures the safety and soundness of the bank's loan portfolio, oversees all lending, and tends to her number one mission: meeting the customer's financing requirements in a timely manner.

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Nancy Mazza

Nancy Mazza
EVP, Retail Banking

One of the most caring and compassionate people you'll ever meet, Nancy is the ideal "front woman" for our retail operation. As Executive Vice President, she works closely with the branches to foster a positive, motivating, and rewarding environment, where team members love to work and clients love to do business. She also runs a tight ship, ensuring that each branch is regulation compliant, on budget, and meeting—or more likely exceeding—its financial goals.

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Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell
Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer

With her experience in accounting and management, Lauren brings both people skills and financial expertise to her role as Chief Financial Officer, where she plans, implements, and manages all financial-related activities. She is directly responsible for accounting, finance, strategic planning, and financial-report preparation, as well as summaries and forecasts for future business growth. She oversees the accounting team and manages the day-to-day functions of the accounting and finance departments. Lauren received her B.S. degree in accounting from Monmouth University in 2002.

 

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Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin
SVP, Senior Commercial Lender

With his communication prowess, commercial-loan knowledge, strong referral network, and impeccable loan-management skills—even in a tough economic environment—Scott has consistently been a top loan producer throughout his career. He landed his first banking job in New York City in 1982 after graduating cum laude from Vanderbilt University. In 1985, he earned an MBA in finance from Pace University. Since then, he has devoted himself to small- and mid-size community banks in New York and New Jersey, where he has honed his expertise in commercial products, including: commercial and construction loans, commercial real estate and development loans, consumer loans, commercial and industrial loans, SBA loans, residential mortgage loans, and loan workouts. As our Senior Commercial Lender, he's responsible for the growth and management of our bank's commercial loan portfolio, which entails: strengthening existing relationships, nurturing new relationships, and following sound credit principles to ensure the safety and soundness of the bank. When not in the office, Scott is active in assisting in the growth and ministry of his church, Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown
SVP, Residential Mortgage

With more than 30 years of banking and lending experience, Jim brings a wealth of local knowledge of the real estate community to Colonial American Bank.  As SVP of Residential Mortgage, his goal is to simplify the often confusing and frustrating mortgage process by providing transparency, flexibility, and sound advice to his customers. He has a reputation for being approachable and communicating well with his clients. He and his staff help people achieve their dream of home ownership - even in a tough economic environment. While customers find him easily accessible, likeable, and fair, he is also a sharp businessman who, prior to joining CAB, opened loan production offices for several banks, was head of sales for a large Savings institution managing retail and wholesale operations, and later partnered to form Select Mortgage Company where he managed and helped build a very productive mortgage banking company.  Jim is married with two children. He spends his free time with his granddaughter and is a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house.

Andrew M. Glatz

Andrew M. Glatz
SVP, SBA Department Manager

A keen listener, creative thinker, and astute problem solver, Andrew comes to Colonial American Bank with 20 years of Small Business Association (SBA) lending and banking-industry experience under his belt. Believing that small businesses are the engines that drive the U.S. economy, he aims to help start-up and existing small-business owners in the community secure the funding they need to build their companies and pursue new opportunities—whether through loans associated with the SBA or other federal and state loan-guarantee programs. As ambitious as he is personable, Andrew has been recognized by the SBA as a “Breakthrough Lender of the Year.” He also serves on the advisory council for Monmouth University Center for Entrepreneurship, which promotes entrepreneurial thinking and assists area small businesses and students. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family, watching and coaching sports, and savoring a good cup of coffee.

Sharon Franklin

Sharon Franklin
VP, Branch Manager (Shrewsbury, NJ)

Passionate about banking since her first job as a part-time teller in 1981, Sharon moved quickly through the ranks into management, garnering recognition along the way for her dedication and expertise. She won seven Top Performer awards and was credited with helping to double her bank's deposit base over a 10-year period. A self-described "people person," she thrives on customer interaction and has nurtured many meaningful relationships over the years. In fact, many of Sharon's clients followed her to Colonial American Bank when she came on board. As manager of the Shrewsbury branch she facilitates all branch sales, service, and business-development strategies, keeping the branch on target with its goals and expectations. In addition, she ensures that all compliance and audit procedures are followed. An active volunteer and fundraiser, Sharon was Vice President of the Epiphany House, honorary board member of New Hope of Marlboro, and volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House, Tinton Falls Cure, March of Dimes, and other charitable organizations.

Patricia Zilly

Patricia Zilly
VP, Branch Manager (Middletown, NJ)

A seasoned veteran of the banking industry, Pat began her career in 1980 and has since distinguished herself as a stellar branch manager. Efficient, knowledgeable, and personable, she makes customer service her focal point. Over the years, Pat and her team have built many long-term friendships with clients, knowing that relationships are a key component in meeting customers’ banking and financial needs. Throughout her career, she has been frequently recognized as a top performer and honored with numerous distinctions, including the Greatest Team Spirit award and the prestigious Chairman’s award. Pat’s passion for giving back is evident in her many community-service activities. She served as a board member for Tinton Falls C.U.R.E. and is a past member of the Red Bank Rotary Club and Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. For the past 15 years, she has assisted with events and fundraisers for the Ronald McDonald House, March of Dimes, United Way, American Cancer Society, and Jason's Dreams for Kids.