After a long career in marketing for companies that included Apple, Hewlett Packard and Xerox, Joe Scozzafava turned his talents to real estate.
Jim Fagan says he can’t think of a career choice that would be more enjoyable than commercial real estate, comparing the competition and day-to-day variety of the job to an athletic contest.
Joe Amoroso left the mortgage business after 28 years to co-found Indeed Abstract, a title insurance, settlement services and default management company.
With three decades of experience in wealth management, Bank of America Merrill Lynch financial advisor Michele McCallion has built a successful business.
As one of the New Haven area’s most prolific commercial real estate brokers, Bill Clark is living proof that getting the jump on the competition gets results. Clark’s reputation for early-morning meetings with clients has paid off during three-plus decades at Branford-based The Geenty Group.
Bill Hart is a consistent top-producing loan originator who likes a challenge.
After working for large multifamily developers in Trammell Crow and Fairfield Residential, Andy Montelli set up shop in Fairfield with his own firm, Post Road Residential Inc. Since its founding in 2011, the company has developed four residential complexes in Connecticut and two in Massachusetts totaling nearly 1,900 units.
If your customers hate taking valuable time to pay their bills, a new fintech firm based in Glastonbury may have the perfect solution to help make their lives easier.
After working for several years in the grocery business with an eye toward eventually owning his own store, Dan Keune decided to give his parents’ business a try three decades ago and never left.
Gerry Amodio is a self-described “New Britain lifer,” but it wasn’t until 2010 that his passion for supporting the community became a fulltime job. He sold his family moving and storage business to take on the leadership of the New Britain Downtown District, which collects a property tax surcharge from 85 owners of 112 properties for police patrols, community events and placemaking. The city has seen a rebound in private investment in recent years, as developers focus on building multifamily housing in the downtown core with such projects as the $58 million Columbus Commons complex.
The state of Connecticut has seen its fair share of troubles over the past year, and the banking industry has not been immune, dealing with slow economic growth that has made companies and residents flee the state for opportunities elsewhere.
Tom Hylinski began what he thought would be a career as a securities analyst at Peoples Savings Bank in Bridgeport in 1977. But as he prepares to retire 40 years later, Hylinski, now executive vice president and head of the retail lending department at Liberty Bank, is proud to call himself a dedicated community banker.
Edite Calabrese was coaxed out of interior design school by a career in real estate, first at a conventional, international company before becoming a broker and franchise owner and eventually broker-owner of her own, independent shop.
Brokers at Newmark Knight Frank’s Stamford office have their finger on the pulse of commercial real estate in Fairfield and Westchester counties.
After three decades at the helm and more than four decades with the company, banking legend James Smith is preparing to pass the torch of a family business that has become a centerpiece of Connecticut banking.
Monika Avery has spent 18 years tailoring commercial real estate interiors to the needs of clients in the life science, higher education, manufacturing and professional services sectors.
After graduating into a very difficult job market in 1974, John Trentacosta said he would have taken a job in any sector. He considered himself lucky to land a job at Banker’s Trust Co. in New York, and from that moment forward, he fell in love with banking.
Decisions by General Electric, Aetna and Alexion Pharmaceuticals to uproot their corporate headquarters from Connecticut have spotlighted job-creating industries’ growing preference for urban centers with young, educated talent pools. Restoring jobs, housing and vibrancy to the state’s downtowns and struggling cities has been the longtime goal of the Hartford-based Connecticut Main Street Center. Patrick McMahon joined the group as CEO on Aug. 21 following a stint as economic development director in Suffield.
Supporting the collections, disbursements, concentration, investment and funding activities of client companies are all under the purview of a bank’s treasury management department, a sector that may help banks diversify their revenue streams and bring in long-term, recurring revenue.
Kevin Moran was a professional bluesman before making the leap into the mortgage business in the mid-1980s. After stints as a loan originator and manager at regional and national bankers, he returned home to Webster Bank in the Waterbury office.