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Management

Management

Joseph J. DePaolo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joseph J. DePaolo has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Signature Bank since its inception. He has also served as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception and served as its Chairman of the Board until December 2006. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. DePaolo was a Managing Director and member of the Senior Management Committee of the Consumer Financial Services Division at Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1988. At Republic National Bank, Mr. DePaolo held numerous positions including First Vice President and Deputy Auditor, First Vice President and Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking, Managing Director, Chairman of Republic Financial Services Corporation (Republic National Bank's retail broker dealer group) and Chairman of Republic Insurance Agency (Republic National Bank's retail insurance agency). Prior to joining Republic National Bank, Mr. DePaolo was a senior audit manager with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. DePaolo is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs.
John Tamberlane
Vice Chairman and Director
John Tamberlane has been Vice Chairman and Director of Signature Bank since its inception, as well as a Director of Signature Securities Group since its inception. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Mr. Tamberlane was the President of the Consumer Financial Services Division and a Director of Republic National Bank, which he joined in 1980. As President of the Consumer Financial Services Division, Mr. Tamberlane managed the national mortgage banking division, retail broker dealer division and retail branch network, which grew to the third largest branch network in the New York metropolitan area prior to its acquisition. In this capacity, he was also President of two independent bank subsidiaries of Republic New York Corporation: The Manhattan Savings Bank and its predecessor, The Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Mr. Tamberlane was also a member of the Asset/Liability Management Committee of Republic National Bank. Prior to joining Republic National Bank, he was employed with Bankers Trust.
Mark T. Sigona
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mark T. Sigona serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. Prior, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a role he held since the Bank's inception before being promoted to his current position in November 2004. Before joining Signature Bank, Sigona was a Senior Vice President and head of the Accounting Services Division of the Finance Group at Republic National Bank, which he joined in March 1989. At Republic National Bank, Sigona held numerous positions, including First Vice President of the Finance Division and Internal Audit Manager. Previously, Sigona was a Supervising Senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Eric R. Howell
Executive Vice President - Corporate & Business Development
Eric R. Howell, who joined the Bank in 2000, holds the position of Executive Vice President-Corporate & Business Development, a role to which he was named in April 2013. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2004. Earlier, Howell was Vice President of Finance and Controller. Before joining Signature Bank, he was an Associate Managing Director at Republic National Bank of New York, which he joined in 1992. During his tenure there, he held other numerous positions including CFO of both Republic’s retail broker-dealer and retail insurance agency.
Peter S. Quinlan
Treasurer and Executive Vice President
Peter S. Quinlan serves as Treasurer and Executive Vice President of Signature Bank, a role to which he was appointed in November 2006. In this capacity he manages the investment portfolio, interest rate risk and liquidity management functions of the institution. Prior to this appointment, he had been serving as Treasurer of Signature Bank. He also serves as the Chairman of the Company's Asset Liability Management Committee. Prior to joining Signature Bank, he was a divisional Chief Financial Officer of Bank Hapoalim, which he joined in September 2000. He also previously served as the Treasurer of Clarity Holdings and Clarity Bank as well as the Controller of First Trade Union Bank. Mr. Quinlan began his banking career with the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as an Associate National Bank Examiner.
Vito Susca
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Vito Susca joined Signature Bank in March 2004 and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Prior, he was Senior Vice President and Controller. Before joining the Bank, he held various positions at Republic National Bank of New York, which he joined in 1991, and then, at HSBC Bank USA/HSBC Securities Inc., following the acquisition of Republic by HSBC. Roles Susca held include Vice President and Deputy Controller in the Derivative Products Group and Vice President in the Global Trading Operations Financial Control group. He was also First Vice President and Deputy Manager in Treasury Finance for HSBC Bank USA/HSBC Securities Inc.
Brian Twomey
Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Brian Twomey serves as Chief Credit Officer at Signature Bank. In this capacity, he oversees the Bank’s credit-related policies, loan quality and approval functions. Twomey joined the Bank in 2007 and previously held several roles including Director of Risk Management and Director of Credit Risk before being promoted to Chief Credit Officer in November 2017. Twomey brings 35 years of banking experience to his position at the Bank. Over the years, Twomey held many credit related roles at various institutions. He was formally credit-trained at NatWest, where he began his career as a credit trainee, held the positions of Relationship/Portfolio Manager and Credit Approval Officer and ultimately, ran an Underwriting/Portfolio Management Unit. At Dime/Wamu, he was the Deputy Chief Credit Officer for C&I Lending in the Northeast and Chicago as well as a Workout Officer. Prior to joining Signature Bank, Twomey was a Credit Team Leader at Morgan Stanley in its nationwide business lending area.
Thomas Kasulka
Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Thomas Kasulka serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Signature Bank, where he is responsible for coordinating the institution’s lending activities. Kasulka is a seasoned finance veteran with more than 30 years of middle market and corporate banking experience. He joined Signature Bank in 2004 as Group Director and Senior Vice President, building one of its most successful private client banking groups. In November 2017, he was promoted to his current position. Prior to Signature Bank, Kasulka was Executive Vice President and Division Head at Fleet Bank, directing the New York Corporate and Middle Market Banking Group and the Apparel & Textile Groups. His career in banking began with Manufacturers Hanover, where he was awarded a series of promotions throughout the consolidations with Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan.