Provident adds compliance chief to evaluate compliance risk

Provident Bank, an Iselin-based financial institution, recently welcomed Tom Mathew as first vice president, deputy compliance officer. In addition, Mathew serves as deputy compliance officer for Provident’s insurance subsidiary, Provident Protection Plus, and as chief compliance officer for Beacon Trust, Provident’s wealth management subsidiary.

Mathew will be responsible for managing compliance and regulatory requirements for these respective business lines within the organization. In addition, he will be responsible for evaluating compliance risk. He will also partner with senior management in developing and communicating training initiatives to inform staff and stakeholders about compliance requirements.

“I am delighted to welcome Tom to this important role,” Mary Brown, senior vice president, chief compliance officer, said. “As we continue to maintain the highest standards in risk management, regulatory compliance and community service, Tom’s extensive knowledge in fiduciary risk management, regulatory practices and due diligence will be instrumental as Provident grows.”

Mathew has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate compliance, fiduciary risk management, and support function project management. Most recently, he was vice president, director of compliance, with HSBC Bank in New York. Prior to that, he served as senior compliance officer with Euro Pacific Capital/Euro Pacific Asset Management in Westport, Connecticut. In addition, he held the position of senior compliance officer with Digital Offering in Newport Beach, California.