BEDMINSTER, NJ, Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market:PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank are proud to announce the appointment of Heidi H. Smith, Esq. as Senior Managing Director, Assistant General Counsel. Working out of the Bank's Headquarters in Bedminster, New Jersey, Ms. Smith is responsible in assisting the General Counsel in overseeing all legal affairs of the Company. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in providing internal legal guidance in support of the financial goals of Peapack-Gladstone Bank and will be providing the principal legal and transactional support for Peapack Capital, a subsidiary of the Bank that focuses on equipment leasing.
An accomplished corporate attorney, Ms. Smith previously served as Legal Counsel III at Santander Bank, N.A. where she provided legal guidance to Santander Corporate Equipment Finance and the middle market and asset-based lending business units on various commercial lending products and programs. Prior to that Ms. Smith held equally impressive positions as Senior Counsel at ADP where she provided legal support for ADP's Corporate Marketing and Time and Labor Management divisions, and as Chief Counsel, Vendor Finance Americas at CIT Group Inc. where she developed and drafted global financing vendor program agreements and negotiated and structured complex domestic and international equipment finance, syndication and financing agreements.
A resident of Florham Park, New Jersey, Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in in Political Science, Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She received a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, in addition to having an In-House Limited License in New Jersey.
About the Company
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $4.27 billion and assets under management and/or administration of $5.7 billion as of June 30, 2018. Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Bank is a commercial bank that provides innovative private banking services to businesses, non-profits and consumers, which help them to establish, maintain and expand their legacy. Through its private banking and wealth management locations in Bedminster, Gladstone, Fairfield, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, and a trust office in Greenville, DE, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service through its private wealth management, commercial private banking, retail private banking and residential lending divisions, along with its online platforms.
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