Rockland Trust, a Council member, has appointed Mark McGwin as their first vice president and senior market manager. Rockland Trust was founded in 1907 and has branches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Based in Rockland Trust’s Providence office, Mr. McGwin will not only lead a multi-brand finance unit to support Northeastern franchises, but will also take the leading role in developing the vice president position. Mr. McGwin has expressed his goal to establish a variety of initiatives. Some of his plans include leveraging the bank’s strong reputation to generate cross-sell opportunities with other business partners, creating underwriting guidelines and commercial loan policies specific to franchise finance in the ‘quick service’ restaurant sector, and working to establish direct lending commercial relationships throughout the Northeast. Mr. McGwin brings over 25 years of banking and financial services experience to this new position.
“It was very appealing to join a company that is so collaborative, and customer focused,” said Mr. McGwin. “This is a bank that values long-term relationships rather than simply executing transactions. This approach has brought the bank great success and has enabled them to continuously grow their footprint.”
The Council congratulates Mr. McGwin and Rockland Trust on and looks forward to the bank’s continued contributions to the regions’ economy.