Annual Employee Awards Night

It is one of our favorite events of the year – the night when we recognize and thank our employees for all of their hard work and dedication at our annual Employee Awards.

Executive Vice President, Steven M. Sousa, presented the awards during the April 29 ceremony, where we acknowledged our new employees and along our service award honorees, each of who celebrated an anniversary of a five-year increment with the Bank.

MutualOne Bank's Employee Award Night

Celebratory Smile: (left to right): Julia Arroyo; Donna Sahely; Neveen Bakhet; Christina Garbarino; Marie Harrington; Diane Evans, President & CEO, Mark Haranas; Rachel Stewart; Yasmine Ouweijan; Steven M. Sousa.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.

Service Awards:
Peter J. Hall- 5 years
Christina M. Garbarino- 10 years
Steven M. Sousa- 10 years
Rachel A. Stewart- 15 years
Yasmine S. Ouweijan- 15 years
Neveen S. Bakhet- 15 years
Carmen M. Martin- 15 years
Julia Arroyo- 15 years
Donna M. Sahely- 20 years
Marie Harrington- 25 years
Dianne B. Evans- 45 years

New Employees:
David Burr – Credit Analyst
Joanne Pizzigno – Assistant Vice President, Loan Servicing
Dominique Tock – Personal Banker
Amy Stapinski – Personal Banker
Gilana Telles -Personal Banker
Jordan Concannon – Service Representative
Timothy Ellerbe – IT Specialist
Andrew Zelman – Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer
Raymond Bradford – Personal Banker
Andrew Wilson – Credit Analyst
Yves Munyankindi – Personal Banker
Sarah Binney – Personal Banker
Mathew Cepero – Business Banking Specialist

MutualOne Foundation grant supports initiatives to enhance Natick Center

NCCDSteven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee, announced that the Foundation has awarded $9,971 to Natick Center Associates to promote the Natick Center Cultural District.

The Foundation award will support a comprehensive marketing program by Natick Center Associates to launch the new Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) logo and brand identity designed to enhance the cultural, economic, and social vibrancy of the downtown area.

“Blending the allure of a traditional New England town center and the vitality of today’s art, culture and business environment is a definite investment in the Town’s future,” said Sousa. “We’re pleased to have a role in the revitalization process.”

Now hiring: Commercial Lending Assistant

MutualOne BankExperience & Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent commercial lending experience

• Background in financial institution’s commercial lending procedures

• Background in understanding legal documentation and loan operations for commercial lending purposes

• Good understanding of lending procedures, laws and regulations

• Proven organizational & customer service skills

Job Requirements:

• Excellent interpersonal, communication & strong computer skills including word and excel

• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, math skills and sound knowledge of loan policy, compliance, loan operations and quality customer service

• Knowledge of loan structuring and ability to read and analyze a loan approval and file to ensure that all documentation and loan packages adhere to loan approvals

• Regular and reliable attendance

Specific Job Functions:

• Provides administrative assistance to the Loan Officers including updating loan data and assembling of documentation for loans

• Coordinates loan closings with attorneys, document preparation with the assistance of commercial lenders

• Completion of modification agreements, ordering of appraisals and environment reports and review of appraisals

• Assist loan officers with tracking all closing conditions of the loan and follow up with post-closing items in a timely manner

• Preparation of all non-recordable loan closing documents, commitment letters, attorney fee sheets, funding sheets etc.

• Ensures that the loan files contain documents with proper signature, legal descriptions, closing dates and other relevant data

• Prepares loan file with proper documentation for Servicing to enter into the loan system

• Maintains existing Commercial loan files and sets up files for new loans and ensures that the information is complete and accurate before processing for approval

• Answers telephone and assists customers concerning routine loan inquiries and counsels customers with special needs or requests including the line of credit advances and pay downs

• Handles change of address notifications, payoff letters and processes construction advances, and partial releases

• Research, file and terminate uniform commercial code filings

• Reviews insurance policies for new loans and provides back up for commercial real estate loan administration functions

• Maintains knowledge of department policies and procedures through internal and external training activities

• Bank Secrecy Act responsibilities include identifying suspicious activity, reporting suspicious activity to the BSA Officer, monitoring high-risk loans, helping to identify high-risk customers, adhering to the Customer Identification Program (CIP) Policy, performing Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) checks, and completes annual BSA training

The above is a description of the ordinary duties of the position. It is expected that from time to time other duties, both related and unrelated to the above, may be assigned and, therefore, required.

We want our Bank to be diverse, where employees and customers feel comfortable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here to apply for this position, or to explore other career opportunities at MutualOne Bank.

Walking Away Homelessness

The sun was shining on the Natick Common as we laced up our sneakers in support of Family Promise Metrowest’s ‘Walk Away Homelessness’ on Sunday, April 11. Before the start of the 3.1-mile walk, our employees greeted many of the participants and had fun handing out giveaways to visitors of our booth.

The over $95,000 raised during the event will help fund the organization’s housing transitional program. Thank you to all of our employees, friends and neighbors who made the event such a success.

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MutualOne Bank supports Natick Center Associates with $1,000 donation

MutualOne Bank recently awarded $1,000 to Natick Center Associates, a nonprofit organization comprised of community members and local businesses committed to making Natick Center a vital exciting place.

The Bank’s contribution will help fund the group’s annual “Heart of the Community” dinner. This year’s fundraising event will be held at the Dolphin Seafood Restaurant on Sunday, March 22 and will honor the Morse Institute and Bacon Free Library’s for their contributions to the betterment of Natick Center.

MutualOne Bank supports Natick Center Associates

Center of the Community – (L to R): Arthur B. Fair III, president, Natick Center Associates; India Young, executive director, Natick Center Cultural District; Marie Harrington, Natick branch manager, MutualOne Bank and Rachel Stewart, AVP, MutualOne Bank and board member, Natick Center Associates taking part in the presentation of MutualOne Bank’s $1,000 award to Natick Center Associates.

Zelman joins MutualOne Bank as SVP, Niche Lending Markets

Andrew ZelmanAndrew E. Zelman of Southborough has joined MutualOne Bank as senior vice president, niche lending markets.

A banking professional with 23 years of industry experience, Zelman was most recently senior vice president/commercial relationship officer with Avidia Bank. In his position at MutualOne Bank, he will be responsible for developing relationships with commercial businesses that have unique lending requirements.

Zelman holds a bachelor’s degree from Framingham University.

 

 

 

David Yee elected Vice President at MutualOne Bank

David_YeeThe Board of Directors of MutualOne Bank has elected David Yee of Needham to the position of vice president, according to Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank.

Yee will serve as the Bank’s BSA officer and security officer. He has over 30 years experience in financial institution auditing, operations and compliance. He joined MutualOne in 2013 from Merchantile Bank & Trust Company (now Commerce Bank) where he was compliance officer and deposit operations manager.

Yee attended Northeastern University in Boston.

 

 

 

MutualOne’s First Annual Lamprey Grant awarded to Natick Service Council

Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today that the Natick Service Council has been awarded the Foundation’s first annual $20,000 Robert Lamprey Community Grant.

The Grant was established in April 2014 to honor Robert “Bob” Lamprey, the present chairman of the board of MutualOne Bank and chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, for his longstanding commitment, concern and caring for those in need, said Haranas.

The annual grant is restricted to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused primarily on the towns of Framingham and/or Natick, and must benefit a low-income or less-advantaged and/or under-served population.

“We are honored and grateful to be chosen for this very generous grant,” said Greg Tutuny, Natick Service Council executive director. “The funds will go directly to an important program in our organization that is relied upon by many Natick residents and families. MutualOne truly understands the meaning of being a great corporate citizen and we are fortunate to have them here in our community.”

Natick Service Council was founded in 1962 by Natick residents, clergy, and community leaders determined to help their less-fortunate neighbors. The organization will use its Lamprey Grant to support its Case Management program, which is the gateway to all other Natick Service Council programs and services. These include its “Heart Healthy” Food Pantry; financial assistance for rent, utilities, and home heating fuel; and employment, career counseling, and training programs. The Case Management team of three currently supports 680 families, serving 1,464 residents, or four percent of Natick’s population.

“The Natick Service Council’s Case Management Team helps guide clients through a temporary crisis and back toward economic self-sufficiency and good health,” said Haranas. “Its goals match Bob Lamprey’s ideals perfectly.”

First Lamprey Community Grant Benefits Natick Service Council. Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $20,000 Lamprey Community Grant to the Natick Service Council are: (l-r) Greg Tutuny, Natick Service Council executive director; Robert Lamprey, Foundation chairman and MutualOne Bank chairman and treasurer; and Mark Haranas, Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank president and chief executive officer.

First Lamprey Community Grant Benefits Natick Service Council.
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $20,000 Lamprey Community Grant to the Natick Service Council are: (l-r) Greg Tutuny, Natick Service Council executive director; Robert Lamprey, Foundation chairman and MutualOne Bank chairman and treasurer; and Mark Haranas, Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank president and chief executive officer.

 

Cash machine now available in the Natick Community-Senior Center

MutualOne Bank has installed a cash machine in the lobby of the Natick Community-Senior Center at 117 East Central Street. The machine was installed at no expense to the Center, and is available during normal business hours to anyone visiting the Center.

“The Community-Senior Center is an integral part of the community. We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide this convenience service to our customers and other neighbors,” said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank.

Pictured at the new MutualOne Bank cash machine in the Natick Community-Senior Center are (l-r) Doug MacLennan, senior personal banker, MutualOne Bank; Marie Harrington, branch manager, MutualOne Bank Natick; Susan Ramsey, Natick Council on Aging director; and Judy D'Antonio, vice president, Friends of the Natick Senior Center Inc.

Pictured at the new MutualOne Bank cash machine in the Natick Community-Senior Center are (l-r) Doug MacLennan, senior personal banker, MutualOne Bank; Marie Harrington, branch manager, MutualOne Bank Natick; Susan Ramsey, Natick Council on Aging director; and Judy D’Antonio, vice president, Friends of the Natick Senior Center Inc.

 

Habib, Sambuchi, Gilroy elected to new officer positions at MutualOne Bank

MutualOnePeopleThe Board of Directors of MutualOne Bank has elected three employees to new officer positions, according to an announcement today by Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO.

Rahnuma Habib of Ashland and Kimberly Sambuchi of Framingham were elected vice presidents. George Gilroy of Natick was elected assistant vice president and also promoted to technology officer.

Habib
Habib, who will oversee human resources and training, joined the Bank in 1998 as a teller. She became first human resources coordinator, and then HR manager, the following year. She was elected assistant vice president in 2012.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in Bangladesh in 1991 and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Phoenix University in 2009. She received a master’s degree in management and human resources management in 2013 from Phoenix University. She has also attended Human Resources Law seminars through Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center.

Habib was the 2013 recipient of the Campaign Coordinator Award from the United Way of Tri-County. She is a member of the Massachusetts Banker’s Association HR Committee, the MetroWest HRMA, and the MetroWest HRMA executive board. She is a volunteer at Distressed Children International, an international nonprofit organization working to protect child rights.

Sambuchi
Kimberly Sambuchi, a Framingham resident, will oversee operations, electronic banking and client services. She has been with MutualOne Bank since joining as a teller in 2002, and served in positions of increased responsibility including customer service representative, retail banking analyst, and eBanking Manager. She was elected an assistant vice president in 2012.

Sambuchi is a graduate of Framingham High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University and a master’s in business administration from Framingham State University. She also completed studies at the Mass Bankers Association New England School for Financial Studies.

Gilroy
Natick resident George Gilroy, previously IT support specialist, is now technology officer and assistant vice president.

He joined MutualOne Bank in 2012 with previous technology experience as a systems engineer with John Hancock Financial Services; and as Windows administrator with both MODIS IT and IBM. He began his career as network administrator with John Hancock Financial Services following graduation from Joseph P. Keefe Technical High School in Framingham.