Peapack-Gladstone Bank hires Brian Scherman as director of residential and consumer lending

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp. and Peapack-Gladstone Bank appointed Brian Scherman as senior vice president, director of residential and consumer lending, according to a Monday announcement.

Scherman is responsible for both residential and consumer lending, management of the loan origination team and new business development and underwriting.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Scherman most recently served as senior director, First Republic, where he contributed toward the growth of personal and business lending through the launch of game-changing initiatives, strategies and technical plan execution to enhance revenue through new products and service expansion. His strategies proved instrumental in securing significant sales growth, building a top-tier pipeline and penetrating the market against competitors.

Prior to First Republic, Scherman served as vice president, Citigold relationship manager, at Citibank, and vice president, private banker, at JPMorgan Chase Bank in New York. Additional roles in New York City included premier relationship manager, HSBC Bank USA N.A.; financial planner, MetLife Securities; and vice president, mortgage-backed securities trader, Commerzbank AG.