Jon Winkel founded Stamford Innovation Week in 2018 to raise the city’s profile as a destination for tech companies and startups, and took on a broader role in the city’s economic development strategy with his 2019 appointment as executive director of the Stamford Partnership.
As president and CEO of Windsor Federal Savings Bank, George Hermann advocates for mutual banks. And as COVID-19 abates and stock banks like People’s United get larger through mergers and acquisitions, he sees plenty of openings for mutual banks to thrive.
As head of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District, David Kooris leads an organization whose job he likens to filling in the gaps between the facades of downtown Stamford buildings. But when the pandemic hit, the group faced its biggest test yet.
Omarys Vasquez looked for a support network in Connecticut for women of color in architecture when she took a job at a Connecticut firm. Finding none, the Svigals + Partners associate decided to start one herself.
Analyst and author Karen Petrou questions the unintended consequences of the Federal Reserve’s monetary and regulatory policies on the American economy, financial system and workers.
As the son of Kevin Roche, the renowned modernist architect, Eamon Roche, has taken over leadership of his father’s firm and relaunched its brand this year from new offices in New Haven under the Roche Modern name.
KeyBank entered the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts market with the 2016 acquisition of First Niagara Bank, and for the past year, KeyBank’s market president, James Barger, has been preparing to expand into a new region: Greater Boston.
Five years after joining the family firm Northland Investments as chief investment officer, Matthew Gottesdiener is taking over the multifamily investor’s leadership role in the CEO’s office.
By combining into a single bank, three jointly-owned Litchfield County lenders hope to glean advantages. Stephen Reilly leads the combined Northwest Community Bank as the institution charts a path forward.
As Kathy Chartier led Greenwich-based Members Credit Union through a tumultuous 2020, she kept the institution focused on helping its community, and in particular the Latinx immigrants who form a core part of its membership and who have suffered hammer blows at the hands of COVID-19.
Randy Salvatore’s RMS Cos. is betting on Hartford benefiting from the urbanization trend that’s creating demand for rental housing in urban centers.
How do you bring a big, statewide community of bankers together during a pandemic? That’s the challenge facing James Morin, vice president of sales at Norcom Mortgage and the incoming president of the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association
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.
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.
Kiley Gosselin is passionate about promoting policies that support affordable housing, a central part of her role as executive director of the Partnership for Strong Communities.
Jarret Coleman can thank his childhood fascination with the weather for leading to his career as one of Connecticut’s top mortgage loan originators.
As he joins Colliers following a five-year stint at Cushman & Wakefield, Craig Ruoff is advising tenants and landlords on working through financial headwinds and rapidly changing corporate space requirements.
Sheryl O’Connor is three years into her latest move in her 30-year career as co-founder of WealthConductor, a retirement planning fintech that’s caught they eye of industry executives from Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase, and others.
As facilities and vendor manager for Guilford Savings Bank, Victoria Magin would typically spend her time paying bills, working on budgets and taking care of the bank’s buildings, not managing the flow of Paycheck Protection Program loans.
Letting businesses and developers operate with more flexibility is a common theme of the Hartford planning and zoning commission’s approach to land-use planning during the tenure of Sara Bronin, a member since 2013 and its current chair.