Natale named director of residential and consumer lending at Peapack-Gladstone

Birgitta Natale has been hired as a senior vice president, director of residential and consumer lending, by Peapack-Gladstone Bank, it was announced Wednesday.

In this role, Natale will be responsible for both residential and consumer lending, management of the residential loan originations team and new business development, as well as the buildout of the mortgage operations expansion into New York.

With more than 27 years of experience in the financial services arena, Natale previously served as vice president, East Coast Closing, and head of New York Processing, at First Republic Bank, where she built and managed operations of the East Coast region closing/funding teams and headed the New York and Florida loan specialist area.

Prior to her tenure at First Republic, she held similar leadership roles at First Capital Federal Credit Union, United National Federal Credit Union and American Home Bank/First National Bank of Coffee County, where she led high-performing teams, supporting sales and fostering a high-touch customer service level.

Natale attended Strombacka in Sweden before immigrating to the U.S. She earned her AllRegs certification in compliance and graduated from the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Management Leadership Program.