The ROI Influencers Power List 2020: Bankers

Linda Bowden appeared in our Top 30 rankings.


Margaret Anadu/Sherry Wang
Partner/Managing director
Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group
Goldman Sachs has been investing heavily in Newark for years. Anadu and Wang, who have long recognized the city’s great potential, are behind the push.


Tom Comiskey
Regional president
M&T Bank
Has led the charge as M&T makes itself a key player in business banking throughout the state.


Kevin Cummings
Investors Bank
His leadership has made Investors the model for banks looking to immerse themselves in a statewide market.


Pete Dontas
New Jersey market executive
Wells Fargo
Dontas is responsible for leading five regional commercial banking offices that focus on expanding business throughout the state, especially to commercial banking customers with annual revenue greater than $5 million.


Alberto Garofalo
New Jersey market president
Bank of America
He’s new to the role — taking over in December — but he’s already showing the energy and excitement that will be needed for BofA to maintain its role as the state’s biggest lender.


Thomas Kemly
Columbia Bank
Kemly, the longtime leader of one of the top business banks in the state, also serves as chairman of the New Jersey Bankers Association.


Doug Kennedy
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
Some say Kennedy has personally turned Peapack-Gladstone in the go-to spot for high net worth folks in New Jersey; Kennedy will point to the all-star team of colleagues he’s assembled.


Bob Koar
Senior managing director
Sterling Bank
His leadership has helped Sterling become a go-to bank for small and family businesses in New Jersey.

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