Sean Winchester joined Sterling Bank as vice president and managing director of Commercial Banking. Winchester will be based at Sterling’s Melville, NY office and report to Bob Bernard, senior vice president and senior managing director. Winchester will support the bank’s growth initiatives across the Long Island market.

Winchester was most recently vice president, relationship manager and director at Capital One, where he managed small business and middle market commercial client relationships in the Long Island area. Over his career, Winchester has worked with several New York-based banking organizations focusing mainly on commercial lending and real estate finance.

“Sean is a seasoned, insightful banker with a proven ability to build long-term client relationships in the Long Island area,” said Ed Blaskey, executive vice president and Long Island Market president. “His years of experience in delivering top-notch customer service, driving client acquisition and enhancing profitability will be valuable assets as we continue to grow our capabilities and expand our client base across the market.”