Sterling Bancorp has promoted Luis Massiani to president of Sterling National Bank.

In addition to maintaining his role as chief financial officer of Sterling Bancorp and Sterling National Bank, Massiani will lead all finance, bank operations and consumer banking functions.

“Luis has been an integral member of the executive team that has grown the company from a $3 billion asset-size community bank to a regional and national bank with $31 billion in assets over the past eight years,” said Jack Kopnisky, CEO of Sterling National Bank. “With his proven leadership we are confident that Luis and his team will continue to position the company for success and will deliver on both our values and performance commitments.”

Massiani joined Sterling Bancorp in 2012 as senior executive vice president, chief financial officer. During his time at Sterling, he has been responsible for all financial matters of the Company including accounting, treasury, corporate development, and investor relations. He has led the company through several major mergers and acquisitions, including most recently the Astoria Bank merger, which was completed in 2017.

Prior to 2012, Massiani was a director in the Investment Banking department of Credit Suisse Securities. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he served as a director in the Investment Banking department of Citadel Securities.