Spencer Savings Bank adds commercial and industrial lending relationship manager

Elmwood Park-based Spencer Savings Bank on Thursday announced that Fernando Garip joined the team as the new vice president, commercial and industrial lending relationship manager.

Garip is an experienced banking and real estate professional with almost a decade of experience that includes working at a commercial real estate firm as well as in the banking industry as a business banker. His specialty and focus has always been commercial lending. He has managed the portfolios of middle-market, business banking and commercial clients and has a proven track record of success in providing financial services to a wide variety of commercial clients.

“Spencer Savings Bank continues to invest in talented team members that truly enhance our commercial banking and lending capabilities,” John Duncan, executive vice president and chief lending officer, said. “Fernando has a successful track record of commercial lending experience. He brings a strong passion and commitment to his clients and is known for providing white-glove customer service. These are the same values we share here at the bank, and we look forward to partnering with him to provide our lending customers the best that commercial banking has to offer.”

Garip is a member, and current board member, of the Adler Aphasia Center. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of people with aphasia, a language disorder that usually results from a brain injury. He is also a member of the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce, where he is part of the Small Business Council and Emerging Leaders Group.