Leader Bank named Matthew Pierce chief lending officer

“Matthew has been an important partner for our entire team since his first day at Leader Bank,” Sushil Tuli, chairman and CEO of Leader Bank, said. “Working with him over the last 14 years, I’ve developed tremendous respect and trust for his judgement, professionalism, and ability to build the bank’s lending capabilities. Matthew is a natural collaborator and truly embraces Leader Bank’s core values as a community bank. I am pleased that he will be overseeing new responsibilities and initiatives in his role as chief lending officer.”

Since joining Leader Bank in 2008, Pierce has held several leadership roles with the bank including vice president of commercial lending, senior vice president of commercial lending and now chief credit officer.

“When I started at Leader Bank I shared the vision of our CEO, Sushil Tuli, to build a commercial lending division at the bank. Side by side and loan by loan, we grew the portfolio, added team members and built out infrastructure and brand awareness,” Pierce said. “14 years later and with a $1 billion commercial loan portfolio, I look forward to continuing the legacy we’ve created and our mission of making a difference in the communities we serve through strategic growth and innovation of our lending programs.”