Coleman Movers & Shakers – Jeffrey Rathkamp, Tony Pascuccio, and Craig Smidt

August 25, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Jeffrey Rathkamp, Tony Pascuccio, and Craig Smidt

Rockland Trust Welcomes Jeffrey Rathkamp and Tony Pascuccio as VP, Commercial Loan Officers

“It’s an absolute pleasure to have Jeff and Tony join our North Shore team. Their extensive and diverse experience and expertise make them an incredible fit for our team,” says James Rizzo, Senior Vice President, Commercial Regional Executive. “The North Shore is a newer territory for the Bank and we are delighted that they are here to help us build our lending customer base.”

Rathkamp, with nearly three decades of experience working in the financial services industry, is an expert in commercial lending including specialty finance related to the energy sector. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, he was a Vice President at People’s United Bank covering general industries. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Huntington Bank as well as at Bank of America (formerly Fleet Bank). With Rockland Trust, he will cover general industries with a focus on financing non-profits. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University.

Pascuccio brings over three decades of experience in the financial services industry, he is not only an expert in lending, management, and development, but he also designed training and continuing education for fellow sales teams to achieve business goals. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, Pascuccio was at Peoples United Bank as a Senior Vice President, where he developed a variety of Commercial Real Estate Mortgages, Commercial Lines of Credit, Equipment Loans and Small Business Administration (SBA) loans including 504, 7A, and Express Lines Of Credit. Pascuccio earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Salem State University. He also has a variety of certificates from Babson College and Merrimack College.

Craig A. Smidt Joins First Bank of the Lake’s SBA Lending team as Senior SBA & USDA Business Development Associate

“Craig’s extensive knowledge and proven track record is an asset to his clients and to First Bank of the Lake,” states Annemarie Murphy, EVP, President of SBA Lending. “We’re excited he is part of our team. His years in both SBA & USDA lending will help us increase our lending presence nationwide.”

In this role, Smidt will be responsible for creating SBA and USDA Loan opportunities in under-served markets. Smidt joined First Bank of the Lake’s SBA & USDA team in August 2022. He has over 30 years of experience in commercial, residential, SBA & USDA lending. Smidt graduated from the University of Arizona Global campus in 2009 with a BA in Psychology.

“In my role as a Senior Business Development Associate, I will utilize my years of experience to develop lending solutions that address the challenges and opportunities my client face,” states Smidt. “With the backing of First Bank of the Lake and my commitment to responding to my client’s objectives, I can help businesses succeed.”