BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the promotion of Karen A. Rockoff to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, head of Bank Enterprise Risk Management. Joining the Bank in April 2013 as Senior Vice President, Karen has played an integral role in building out compliance and risk management as part of the Bank's overall strategic plan.
Karen has enjoyed a 30-year career in the financial services industry. Previously, she worked for Morgan Stanley in Credit Risk Management for more than 16 years, covering the full spectrum of Morgan Stanley's capital markets and loan products. Karen has deep expertise and product experience including fixed income and equity derivatives, loans, foreign exchange, repos and securities lending. Prior to her long tenure with Morgan Stanley, she was employed by Nomura Securities International as Vice President and Senior Credit Analyst. Mrs. Rockoff also worked in credit review for Republic National Bank, including a special assignment covering non-performing loans, and in Los Angeles for several years in asset-based lending for Security Pacific Bank and Bankers Trust.
Karen earned a B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in French from Penn State in 1981 and an MBA from Columbia University in 1986. She resides in Basking Ridge, NJ, with her husband, Scott, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Union County Economic Development Corporation, active member at our Lady of the Mount Church in Warren, supporter of The Center for Great Expectations in Somerset and dedicated volunteer at Tabby's Place in Ringoes.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a New Jersey bank holding company with total assets of $2.25 billion as of March 31, 2014. 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 locations in Bedminster, Morristown, Princeton and Teaneck, its wealth management division, and its branch network and online platforms, Peapack-Gladstone Bank offers an unparalleled commitment to client service.