Robert Cerminaro joined Santander Bank as the regional executive of Commercial Banking for Connecticut. In this role, Cerminaro will be responsible for growing the bank’s corporate and commercial business throughout the state of Connecticut. He will report to David L’Heureux, Santander’s Commercial Banking New England Market manager.

Cerminaro brings with him extensive global banking experience and coverage expertise at the regional, national and international levels, including more than 25 years of commercial, corporate and investment banking experience.

He most recently served as senior vice president and Tri-State market executive at KeyBank, where he led the overall corporate and commercial banking business effort for Connecticut, New Jersey, New York City and Westchester County, New York. He began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held several positions of increasing responsibilities, delivering capital market advisory and global banking services to large and mid-size companies.

Robert Rubino, Santander Bank’s co-president and head of Commercial Banking, said, “Robert’s extensive commercial banking experience in both the large corporate and middle market sectors will help leverage our success and enhance our position in the marketplace as we continue to make significant investments to build our Commercial Banking division across the U.S. His appointment complements our growth strategy where we earn our clients’ business by taking them valuable ideas based on our institutional, industry, and corporate finance knowledge and deliver it as a life-cycle financial partner.”

L’Heureux added, “Robert is a known leader in Connecticut who will serve our customers well and generate new opportunities with companies seeking a financial partner and trusted advisor committed to providing valuable ideas and solutions to help grow their businesses.”