Peapack Private hires Ling Li as senior managing director, commercial private banker

Peapack Private, a division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, on Monday announced that Ling Li has joined its commercial banking team as a senior managing director and commercial private banker.

In her new role, Ling will be responsible for providing customized bank solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises to achieve their long-term financial goals. She will look to reinforce and expand the Bedminster-based company’s footprint in the commercial arena, with a focus on real estate, private funds, professional services, tech startups and more.

Ling is part of a team of commercial bankers who will focus on expanding Peapack Private’s presence, as the company and its private banking division grow its business into New York.

With over 20 years of financial services experience, Ling most recently served as senior vice president, group director, at Signature Bank in New York. While with Signature, Ling built a highly successful portfolio and generated significant revenue growth through the acquisition of new client relationships. She increased product penetration, profitability and business growth through top-tier commercial relations in a wide range of industry sectors including real estate, legal, medical, nonprofit, e-commerce and retail. Prior to this role, Ling worked as a senior business relationship banker at Capital One, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase, where she consistently increased product penetration and profitability while providing outstanding client service.

Ling holds a Bachelor of Science in international business from The College of New Jersey. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the Chinatown Manpower Project and New York Women Leaders Organization and is fluent in several Chinese dialects, including Mandarin, Cantonese and Fujianese.