David N. Paikin joined Brookline Bank in the Commercial Banking Group as a senior vice president reporting to division executive William MacKenzie. Paikin will be responsible for the management of a new lending office located in Wakefield, MA, which will focus on commercial and industrial banking clients.

The region north of Boston is home to a range of small and large businesses with diverse banking needs. Paikin believes that Brookline Bank’s personal attention and client flexibility will appeal to these businesses as they continue to grow.

“We see great commercial banking opportunities for Brookline Bank in markets north of Boston and we are so pleased to have David take on the important role of expanding our presence there,” said Darryl Fess, president and CEO of Brookline Bank. “He is an established banker in the region and deeply connected in the community. David is a proven leader and relationship builder who will meet the needs of new and existing customers.”

Paikin has more than 35 years of experience in asset based lending. Prior to joining Brookline Bank, Paikin served as a senior team member and business development executive at other Boston-area financial institutions.

Brookline Bank is a full-service financial institution headquartered in Brookline, MA which operates 25 offices in the greater Boston area.