Daily News: April 27, 2018

Customers Bank Names Karaman, Topple SVPs


Customers Bank named Oleg Karaman senior vice president and banking group head of a new banking group in its Private and Commercial Banking Division’s New York Metro Market. The bank also named Daniel Topple senior vice president. Prior to joining Customers, Topple worked alongside Karaman in Manhattan at Signature Bank of New York and Sterling National Bank, respectively.

Karaman and Topple sourced over $200 million in deposit business at their prior bank and in addition to managing their business book, they delivered escrow services, cash management and deposit products to their customers.

Karaman previously served as a select branch manager at Santander and assistant branch manager at Independence Community Bank. He began his banking career in 2002 as an assistant financial manager at Washington Mutual Bank.

Topple held posts at HSBC as a senior premiere relationship manager and at First Republic Bank as a branch manager. He began his banking career at Bank of America Private Bank in 2003 as a junior private client manager.

“We look forward to executing on the bank’s single point of contact, high-tech, high touch approach,” Karaman said. “Our last company wasn’t committed to the deposit-centric business that made us successful nor to the ‘customer first’ culture that aligns us with Customers Bank.”

Customers Bank is a community-based, full-service bank that provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, individuals and families through offices in Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey.