Sterling Hires Winchester as VP, Managing Director

Sean Winchester joined Sterling Bank as vice president and managing director of Commercial Banking. Winchester joins from Capital One where he was most recently VP, relationship manager and director.

Sterling Provides $25MM Facility to National Entertainment Network

Sterling National Bank provided a $25 million senior secured credit facility to National Entertainment Network. The deal was sponsored by Monitor Clipper Partners.

OCC Approves Sterling, Astoria Merger

Sterling Bancorp and Astoria Financial received permission to merge from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Grgurovic Joins Sterling Commercial Banking Team

Elvis Grgurovic joined Sterling National Bank as vice president and managing director of Commercial Banking. Grgurovic, who will be based in the White Plains, NY office and report to Senior Managing Director Joe Giamartino, will lead the team’s sales and services efforts.

Sterling Provides $4.6MM Facility to McCollister’s Transportation

Sterling National Bank provided a $4.6 million credit facility to McCollister’s Transportation, a full service moving and storage company.

Sterling Adds Levi to Commercial Banking Team as SVP

Sterling National Bank added Steven Levi as senior vice president and senior managing director of Commercial Banking.

Sterling Hires King to Lead Public Sector Finance Team

Kevin King has joined the Sterling National Bank’s Public Sector Finance team. King will lead the team as senior managing director, reporting to Tom Geisel, Sterling’s EVP and president for Specialty Finance and National Markets.

IFA Adds Four to Advisory Board

The International Factoring Association added four new members to its eight-member board of advisors for two-year terms. Each member is an executive from a commercial finance company.

Blaskey Joins Sterling as EVP Long Island Market President

Ed Blaskey joined Sterling National Bank as executive vice president and market president for Long Island. Blaskey, who will be based in Sterling’s Melville office, will report to Jack Kopnisky, Sterling’s president and CEO.

Diamant Joins Sterling’s Municipal & Non-Profit Banking Team

Judy Diamant has joined Sterling National Bank’s Municipal & Non-Profit Banking team as vice president and managing director. Diamant was previously with JPMorgan Chase.