Sterling National Bank expanded its Commercial Banking and Commercial Finance business units with four new hires in New York and New Jersey.

In the New York Metro Market, Paul Keshian joined as senior managing director/senior vice president and Jeffrey Ackerman as managing director/vice president. Keshian will be responsible for commercial real estate and multifamily relationships, while Ackerman will focus on middle market commercial loans and deposit relationships. Both join Sterling from Santander Bank.

In the Westchester County, NY market, Steven Silverberg joined as managing director and vice president, responsible for managing commercial loan and deposit relationships. Silverberg most recently worked with Customers Bank.

In the New Jersey market, James Meicke also joined as managing director and vice president, focusing on commercial real estate financing opportunities. Meicke comes to Sterling from Amboy Bank.

“We are very pleased to welcome such talented new colleagues that bring deep expertise in commercial and asset-based lending,” said Tom Geisel, senior executive vice president and president of Corporate Banking. “These are bankers who have strong business acumen and offer rich backgrounds in client service. The addition of these colleagues will augment the growth aspirations of Sterling, and continue our focus on driving our clients’ businesses forward.”