Daily News: January 7, 2015

Santander Commercial Banking Team Joins United Bank

United Financial added three bankers from Santander to join the Worcester Commercial Banking Team and leverage their strong commercial presence to expand the bank’s market share in that area.

Coming from Santander to United are Tom McGregor, senior vice president and regional commercial banking executive, Mark E. McGwin III, senior vice president and commercial banking officer and Todd Mandella, senior vice president and commercial banking officer.

McGregor will report directly to David C. Paulson, executive vice president and head of Wholesale Banking.

McGregor brings 20 years of commercial banking experience, focusing on commercial and asset-based lending. Most recently, McGregor was senior vice president and regional executive for Santander Bank. Prior to Santander, McGregor spent over a decade in key leadership roles with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for their Global Commercial Banking division, including senior vice president and senior client manager covering the Worcester market.

McGwin comes to United with more than three decades of diverse experience in the banking industry. He is an experienced senior-level commercial lender with diversified lending, middle market and asset based experience. McGwin was most recently senior vice president and relationship manager of Franchise Lending for Santander Bank, primarily responsible for managing its portfolio of credit exposure to Dunkin’ Donuts franchises. Also at Santander (Sovereign at the time), he was senior vice president and relationship manager for Middle Market Asset Based Lending from 2003 to 2011 and held another senior-level position in commercial banking for Century Bank in Massachusetts.

Mandella most recently was vice president, Corporate Banking for Santander Bank for the Greater Worcester and Boston area. Prior to Santander, Mandella was vice president of Global Commercial Banking for Bank of America for over 11 years.