West Reading-based Customers Bank launched a new commercial banking team that will work with privately owned businesses with revenue between $5 million and $100 million throughout the Midstate.
Working primarily from home and through in-person visits, Customers Bank’s new team will cover Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties.
The initiative is part of a greater expansion by the bank, which has seen it open new commercial banking offices in Orlando, Florida and Dallas, Texas and expanding its presence in the Midwest through its base in Chicago.
The South-Central Pennsylvania commercial banking team offers expertise in the real estate, financial services and technology industries, according to a press release from Customers Bank. It will work with clients on capital financing, owner-occupied mortgage financing, treasury management solutions and cash management needs.
“Our model serves businesses and their principals of all sizes and provides them with remarkable banking experiences,” said Robert Fischer, executive vice president and chief lending officer, PA/NJ market for Customers Bank. “We focus on the relationship between the banking team and the client to determine how we can provide them the best service, rather than letting the size and complexity of the business determine the level of support they receive.”
Fischer will be responsible for directing the team. He is joined by Zachary Flynn, the bank’s new senior vice president, market executive and Stephen Goodrich, senior vice president, commercial lending.
Goodrich joins the bank after 19 years of commercial banking experience in Lancaster, York and Harrisburg.
The team plans to open an office in the region early next year. Customers Bank also owns a small space in downtown Lancaster, where some of the dealings through the team may occur, according to a Customers Bank spokesperson.