Daily News: January 12, 2018

Middlefield Hires Two Lenders Within Northeast Ohio Market


Middlefield Banking Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Middlefield Banc, added two commercial lenders within its Northeast Ohio market.

Jack Gregorin joined the company as a vice president/commercial lender and will be serving corporate customers out of Middlefield’s Beachwood, OH location. Gregorin previously served as vice president, corporate banking at Dollar Bank, and has more than 35 years of banking experience.

Robert Naegele also joined as a vice president/commercial lender and will be serving corporate customers out of the Mentor, OH loan production office. Prior to joining Middlefield, Naegele was vice president, Ohio West region at Charter One, and has nearly 15 years of banking experience.

“I am happy to announce the additions of Jack and Bob to our commercial banking team. Jack and Bob are both experienced commercial bankers that are well positioned to support customers in the Beachwood and Mentor markets,” said Thomas G. Caldwell, president and CEO. “Middlefield has a strong balance sheet, excellent credit quality and excellent growth prospects, and I look forward to Jack and Bob’s future contributions to growing our loan portfolio.”

Middlefield Banc, headquartered in Middlefield, OH, operates 14 full-service banking centers and has total assets of $1.08 billion as of September 30, 2017.