Rockville Bank Hires Joel Nowakowski
William H. W. Crawford, IV, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockville Bank and Rockville Financial, Inc. (RCKB), today announced that the Company recently hired Joel Nowakowski of Farmington, Conn. to be part of their Commercial Banking Team. Nowakowski’s title at Rockville Bank is Vice President, Commercial Banking.
Nowakowski comes to Rockville Bank from Sovereign Bank, N.A./Santander where he was Vice President and Relationship Manager for their Business Banking Division. In addition, his banking experience includes his work with JN Capital Advisors in Hartford and Ernst & Young, LLP in New York, New York.
At Rockville Bank, Nowakowski’s focus will be on commercial and industrial (C&I) lending for small- to medium-sized businesses as well as middle market companies. Nowakowski will be reporting to Josh Gorman, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking.
“Rockville Bank has created over 100 new jobs over the past two years and we have been very successful in filling these positions with talented, knowledgeable bankers like Joel. In order for us to deliver the services and products to help our commercial customers succeed, it is critical that we continue to recruit and retain the best-of-the-best in the banking industry. It’s what differentiates us from the competition and ensures our customers benefit from a first-class banking experience at Rockville Bank,” said Crawford.
“One of the reasons why I joined the Rockville Bank Team was its reputation for providing superior customer service,” said Nowakowski. “And for just the short period of time that I’ve been with Rockville, I’ve witnessed first-hand the Bank’s commitment to its commercial customers and its best-in-class approach to banking. In fact, we can provide quick, local decision-making that is so important when it comes to commercial banking.”
Nowakowski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in May 2000 and received his MBA from the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management in 2007. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy and Navy Reserve.
Nowakowski is based at Rockville Bank’s West Hartford Banking Center on LaSalle Road in West Hartford Center. He can be reached directly by calling 860-512-3453 and by email at email@example.com