BOSTON, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), the parent company of Berkshire Bank, announced that the Bank has hired Ellen Steinfeld as EVP, Head of Consumer Lending and Payments.
"Ellen is a dynamic and visionary leader with an outstanding record for change management, which is a great match for Berkshire's Exciting Strategic Transformation (BEST) plan," said Nitin Mhatre, CEO of Berkshire Bank. "Her extensive experience will assist in deepening the Bank's commitment to our Consumer Lending and Payments business and, specifically, to growing our home financing operation throughout our New England and Eastern New York footprint."
Ellen Steinfeld has a long and accomplished history in the mortgage industry and as an executive with strong leadership and management experience in the mortgage banking and consumer financial services industries. Ellen will be responsible for all of the Mortgage Banking sales and operations, Home Equity, Consumer Lending and Payments areas at Berkshire Bank. Ms. Steinfeld will report directly to CEO Nitin Mhatre.
"This is an exciting time to be joining Berkshire Bank as we are building our mortgage and consumer lending suite of products to deliver the best financial solutions to our customers. We are committed to serving our customers and communities throughout the bank footprint," Steinfeld said.
Before joining Berkshire Bank, Steinfeld was President of Innovative Lending Strategic Solutions LLC. Before her consulting role, she was Managing Director and US Consumer Lending Executive for TIAA-CREF. She was responsible for managing Mortgage Lending, Small Business Lending, and all Consumer Lending products, including the strategic design, development, execution, and ongoing management and optimization of lending. She has also held management positions at Hudson City Savings, Citizens Bank, RBC Wealth Management, and E*TRADE Financial. Ellen is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and a member of the Mortgage Action Alliance.
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