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An Active Design Practice from Classrooms to Clinics

An Active Design Practice from Classrooms to Clinics

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | October 22, 2020 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Hartford-based Tecton Architects has a steady focus on health care and education designs, including a recent project that won statewide recognition from the CREW-CT organization at last month’s annual awards ceremony. Jeff Wyszynski joined Tecton in 2004 and was named chief operating officer in 2012.

From Accidental Banker to CEO

From Accidental Banker to CEO

By Diane McLaughlin | October 15, 2020 | Reprints | Unlock Link

After taking time off from a career in manufacturing, Lesa Vanotti responded to a help wanted ad for what she called a “nice bank job” at Torrington Savings Bank, where she planned to work for a few years before returning to manufacturing once her children were older. Instead, her job in the accounting department led to her becoming the bank’s controller and then chief financial officer.

Keeping Up with the Regs

Keeping Up with the Regs

By Diane McLaughlin | April 30, 2020 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Continuity offers cloud-based platforms that provide regulatory and risk-management support to financial services companies, and its chief regulatory officer Pam Perdue has been kept busy during the coronavirus crisis figuring out the dozens of regulatory directives issued so far.

Banking the Cannabis Industry

Banking the Cannabis Industry

By Diane McLaughlin | March 12, 2020 | Reprints | Unlock Link

While working at a software firm that helped community banks and credit unions manage Dodd-Frank requirements, Mike Kennedy heard from executives who were looking for niche market opportunities to grow deposits and remain competitive against larger banks and fintech providers.

The Go-To Place for Making Contacts

The Go-To Place for Making Contacts

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | December 26, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Kathleen Mylod is president-elect of CREW CT, the 100-member Connecticut chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women. In her day job, Mylod is a partner at Hartford-based Shipman & Goodwin LLP, where she advises clients including private equity and sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and banks on debt and equity investments in commercial real estate.

A Catalyst for Change on Campus

A Catalyst for Change on Campus

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | November 21, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

As Glastonbury-based architect SLAM Collaborative has built a national platform with offices from Boston to Los Angeles, Managing Principal for Design Mark Rhoades has been in the thick of the action, designing facilities including Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business, Sacred Heart University’s West campus and new residential quad and University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business.

Taking a Risk on a Long-Term Commitment

Taking a Risk on a Long-Term Commitment

By Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | October 24, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

A 33-year broker for CBRE based in its Stamford office, Jeff Dunne has closed over $30 billion in investment sales during his career. Dunne has represented owners of high-profile buildings this year in selling off such properties as the former GE Capital offices and current Vineyard Vines headquarters in Stamford.

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