Business Online

Log In

Personal Online

Log In

We invite you to contact any of us to explore how we might serve you, your family, or your business.

sort by

Robert H. Gaughen, Jr.

Chairman and CEO
Robert has been involved in community banking and real estate law for over forty years.

He has served as Chairman and CEO of the Bank since 1993. He previously served as President and CEO of the East Weymouth Savings Bank from 1981 to 1988.  Mr. Gaughen has substantial experience in both commercial and residential real estate lending. He has served as a Director of the Savings Bank Association of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Bankers Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association. He holds a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

Email Robert   781-740-8503

Patrick R . Gaughen

President and COO
Patrick joined HIFS in 2012.

He is responsible for identifying and implementing long-term growth and profitability initiatives for the Bank. Patrick also serves on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee. Prior to joining HIFS, Patrick was a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) with the Department of State, where he specialized in Near Eastern Affairs and served overseas. He holds a BA in History and Political Science from Yale University, an MA in Security Studies from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, and an MA in Political Science from Duke University.

NMLS #941853

Email Patrick   781-783-1761

Cristian Melej

VP and Chief Financial Officer
Cristian joined HIFS in 2016.

As the Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for the financial management of the Bank, including asset-liability management, accounting, budgeting, and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of C1 Financial (and its subsidiary C1 Bank) between 2013 and 2016. Before that, he held different finance roles in private and publicly listed companies in Brazil and Chile in different sectors. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Email Cristian   781-783-1744

Eileen Trainor

VP and Treasurer
Eileen joined HIFS in 2008.

She is responsible for the financial management of the Bank, including asset-liability management, accounting, budgeting, and regulatory reporting. She previously served as Assistant Vice President and Controller at the Bank. Prior to joining Hingham, she was the Finance/Accounting Manager for Arbella Insurance Group. Eileen is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a BA in Management from Gettysburg College, as well as an MA in Accounting and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Email Eileen   781-783-1745

Holly Cirignano

VP - Chief of Staff
Holly joined HIFS in 2002.

She serves as Chief of Staff for the Bank and is responsible for partnering with senior leadership to drive effective decision-making, project management, and execution of strategic initiatives across the Bank.

Prior to stepping into this role, Holly was responsible for leading the Bank’s Specialized Deposit Group, focusing on Government, Institutional, Non Profit and Property Management clients. She has nearly 20 years of banking experience specializing in business and institutional banking. Holly holds a Liberal Arts degree from Bridgewater State University and a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Email Holly   781-783-1770

Andrew Vebber

VP - Retail Banking
Andrew joined HIFS in 2017.

As Vice President of Retail Banking, Andrew is responsible for the Bank’s retail branch network. Andrew has over 15 years of retail banking experience covering a variety of markets and financial institutions. He was most recently Vice President – Area Manager for the Boston-Seaport district of Blue Hills Bank. He holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

NMLS # 725694

Email Andrew   781-783-1781

Leigh Hemmings

VP - Digital Banking Group
Leigh joined HIFS in 1998.

She is responsible for coordinating and managing the Bank’s electronic banking services and the operational functions of the Bank’s Digital Banking Group. She has more than 18 years of banking experience in retail and electronic banking. Leigh has a Liberal Arts degree from Trinity College and a certification from the New England College of Financial Studies.

Email Leigh   781-783-1712

Jeremy Martin

VP and Chief Compliance Officer
Jeremy joined HIFS in 2022

Jeremy is responsible for overseeing all compliance and CRA functions for the Bank. Prior to Hingham, Jeremy held compliance roles at Exchange Bank in Sonoma, California and Alta Bank in Utah. Jeremy’s experience includes subject matter expertise in BSA/AML and risk management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

 

Email Jeremy   781-783-1758

Daniel Bagley

VP and Chief Information Officer
Dan joined HIFS in 2021

As Chief Information Officer and CISO, Dan is responsible for the oversight and management of the Bank’s technology team, infrastructure, vendors and data security. He is also responsible for the development, enhancement, and implementation of technology products for all areas of the bank.  Prior to joining Hingham, Dan was employed at Northeast Bank where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Director of Information Technology. During his time at Northeast, Dan was responsible for all areas of technology and technology vendors including process improvements through automation. Prior to Northeast, Dan held roles at Santander Bank. ISBAN and Grant Thornton. He holds a BS in Finance, Accounting and Marketing from Boston College.

 

Email Dan   781-783-1762

Ed Skou

VP - Specialized Deposit Group
Ed joined HIFS in 2022.

Ed is responsible for leading the Bank’s Specialized Deposit Group through growth and development of customer relationships across institutional, government, nonprofit, professional services, commercial real estate developers and property management customers.

Prior to joining Hingham, Ed held roles as SVP/Commercial strategy at People’s United Bank and SVP/Director of Business and Municipal Banking at Belmont Savings Bank where he managed teams to drive growth through business development, people management and process improvement. Ed holds a BSBA from Western New England University.

Book a meeting with Ed

Email Ed   781-783-1703

Kristin Casey

AVP - BSA/AML Officer
Kristin joined HIFS in 2019.

She is responsible for developing and overseeing the Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance programs.  Ms. Casey has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining HIFS, Ms. Casey served as Associate Counsel and BSA/AML Officer at Investors Bank and Trust Company and most recently was Vice President and Director of Compliance at State Street.  Ms. Casey holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School and a BA from Boston College.

Email Kristin   781-783-1779

Sebi Ovesian

VP - Loan Operations
Sebi joined HIFS in 2022.

Sebi is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s Loan Servicing Group and Residential Processing Group which handles onboarding, escrow (tax and insurance), life of loan servicing and collections. Sebi brings over 25 years of experience in loan servicing and commercial and residential real estate lending. She was most recently employed at Main Street Bank as a Senior Vice President of Loan Operations. Sebi holds a certificate from the New England School of Financial Studies – Babson College.

NMLS 1057595

Email Sebi   781-783-1708

Kayla Gaspar

VP - Marketing
Kayla joined HIFS in 2022.

Kayla serves as the VP of Marketing responsible for campaigns and programs supporting our primary business lines. Kayla has more 8 years of experience marketing for financial institutions. Kayla has a BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from Boston College.

Email Kayla   781-783-1785

Shawn Sullivan

VP - Commercial Lending
Shawn joined HIFS in 1996.

He is responsible for developing new commercial and investment property loans and managing the Commercial Lending Group. Mr. Sullivan began his banking career with US Trust in 1985. He has also served as a Vice President within Fleet Bank’s Commercial Real Estate division and as a Mortgage Officer with Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency. Mr. Sullivan holds a BS in Business Management from Providence College.

Email Shawn   781-783-1727

Jeffrey Geifman

VP - Commercial Lending
Jeff joined HIFS in 2021.

Jeff is responsible for developing and managing relationships with commercial real estate investors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Prior to joining Hingham in 2021, Jeff spent twelve years at US Bank as a Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager focusing on originating and managing a large and diverse portfolio of construction and commercial real estate loans. Prior to US Bank, Jeff held lending roles at Capmark Finance, LaSalle Bank and Riggs Bank. Jeff holds a BA in Business from Bradley University and an MBA in Real Estate and Finance from American University.

Email Jeffrey   202-792-6572

Sara Congdon

VP - Regional Manager Nantucket
Sara is the Bank’s principal representative on Nantucket and is responsible for the management of the branch, as well as the origination of residential and commercial loans on the Island.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2013, Sara had worked at Bank of America serving as a Vice President in both the residential and commercial lending areas. Sara holds a BA in Economics from Duke University.

NMLS #609857

Email Sara   508-228-1976

Paul Barry

VP - Commercial Lending
Paul is responsible for managing relationships with commercial real estate investors in Massachusetts and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Prior to joining HIFS in 2013, he was a Senior Vice President at Goedecke and Company, a leading Boston-based commercial real estate finance firm. Prior to Goedecke, Paul was responsible for acquisitions and asset management for a number of real estate private equity funds. Paul has a BS in Physics from Fairfield University.

Email Paul   781-783-1759

Alex Boyd

VP - Commercial Lending
Alex is responsible for the production of commercial real estate loans in Eastern Massachusetts.

After five years with AEW Capital Management in Boston from 1995-2000, he began his banking career in Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Merchant Banking group. Prior to joining HIFS in October 2009, he served as a loan officer for five years in HSBC Bank’s Commercial Real Estate group. Mr. Boyd holds a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in English Literature from UMASS-Boston and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (Babson College).

Email Alex   781-783-1722

Patrick Garvey

VP - Commercial Lending
Pat joined HIFS in 2017.

He is responsible for developing new commercial and investment property loans within Boston and the surrounding communities. Pat began his banking career with South Shore Savings Bank in 2003, overseeing two of the bank’s branches. Prior to joining HIFS, Pat served as a Portfolio Manager with Rockland Trust where he managed a sizable commercial loan portfolio consisting largely of commercial real estate and construction loans. Pat holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Bridgewater State University and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Email Pat   781-783-1724

Janice Spiess

VP - Commercial Credit Administration
Janice joined HIFS in 1999.

She is responsible for the administration of the Bank’s construction lending portfolio and the operational functions of the Bank’s Commercial Lending Group. Prior to joining HIFS, Janice was a commercial loan officer and portfolio manager with Mass Business Development Corporation in Boston. She began her finance career with Unisys Finance in Brisbane, CA. Ms. Spiess holds a Liberal Arts degree from West Valley College and a Credit Analysis Certification from New England College of Business.

Email Janice   781-783-1723

William Donovan

VP - Construction Loan Inspections
William served as Vice President Administration until April 2014, when he semi-retired.

He is now responsible for the Bank’s construction loan inspections. He previously served as the Bank’s Accounting Officer when he joined HIFS in 1990. He began his banking career with The Boston Five Cent Savings Bank in 1974, serving as Accounting Officer. He subsequently joined East Weymouth Savings Bank in 1985 with responsibilities for the Accounting and Property Management functions. Mr. Donovan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

Email Bill   781-783-1780

Cynthia Iskenderian

Director of Residential Lending
Cynthia joined us in 2023.

Cynthia Iskenderian is our Director of Residential Lending assisting client with their mortgage needs.

Email Cynthia   781-783-1787

Edson Bueno

VP - Relationship Manager - Specialized Deposit Group
Edson joined HIFS in 2023.

Edson is a Relationship Manager in the Specialized Deposit Group. Edson has over 10 years of banking experience and an extensive background in private banking and working with companies specializing in alternative investments, life science, technology and professional services.

Book a meeting with Edson

Email Edson   781-783-1719

Phillip Donnici

VP - Relationship Manager - Specialized Deposit Group
Phillip joined HIFS in 2024.

Phil Donnici is a Vice President – Relationship Manager in our Specialized Deposit Group. Phil is part our team in San Francisco where he supports consumer and business deposit relationships. Phil is a Bay Area native but has also spent time in our Massachusetts market working and earning his MBA at Boston College. With over 15 years of experience working in banking, he brings great value to our team.

Book a Meeting with Phil

 

Email Phillip   415-231-2758

Selam Eyassu

VP - Relationship Manager - Specialized Deposit Group
Selam joined HIFS in 2020.

Selam is a Relationship Manager in the Specialized Deposit Group serving the Washington, DC area. Selam has over 11 years of experience in banking and was most recently a Community Manager at Congressional Bank where she was a member of the Political Banking team. Selam holds a bachelor of arts degree from Radford University.

NMLS ID: #2548511

Book a meeting with Selam

Email Selam   202-871-6494

Shawn George

VP - Relationship Manager, Specialized Deposit Group
Shawn joined HIFS in 2023.

Shawn supports our nonprofit, government, institutional, and property management clients. He is an experienced relationship manager in the Business Banking segment with Treasury Management experience in the commercial real estate, nonprofit and business banking segments.

Book a meeting with Shawn

EMAIL GEORGE   781-783-1705

Joseph Morse

VP - Relationship Manager, Specialized Deposit Group
Joseph joined HIFS in 2023.

Joe joined the bank in 2023 and is responsible for supporting deposit relationships in the bank’s commercial real estate portfolio as well as working with non-profit and corporate customers. Joe has been in the banking industry for ten years and brings a wealth of knowledge about relationship management and cash management services. Joe received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine and his MBA from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.

Book a meeting with Joe

EMAIL Joseph   781-783-1735

Ian Murphy

Senior Cash Management Specialist
Ian joined HIFS in 2024.

Ian is our Senior Cash Management Specialist on our Digital Banking team. He has over 10 years of banking experience and joins us from Cambridge Trust, where he worked most recently as an AVP-Senior Treasury Analyst. Ian’s experience onboarding and assisting commercial clients will be valuable to our customers.

Email Ian   781-783-1746

Brian Reardon

Cash Management Specialist
Brian joined HIFS in 2020.

Brian is a Cash Management Specialist in the Digital Banking Group serving business clients with their banking needs. Brian holds a BA in Communication and Philosophy from Boston College.

Email Brian   781-783-1731

Jacqueline Tsang

Cash Management Specialist
Jackie joined HIFS in 2024.

Jackie is a Cash Management Specialist in the Digital Banking Group serving business clients with their banking needs. Jackie is based out of our San Francisco office and brings great experience to assist our growing San Francisco client base.

Email Jackie   781-783-1810

Leslie Unrue

Digital Banking Supervisor
Leslie joined HIFS in 2022

Email Leslie   781-783-1709

Karli Kouris

Digital Payments Specialist
Karli joined HIFS in 2021

Karli is a Digital Payments Specialist and a member of the Bank’s Digital Banking Group. She is responsible for managing, enhancing and developing our digital payments systems that support our deposit operations. Prior to joining Hingham, Karli was employed at South State Bank.  She brings over 18 years of banking experience to her role including customer service, retail operations and digital banking.

Email Karli   781-783-1767

Amanda Cappiello

Digital Banking Specialist
Amanda joined HIFS in 2024

Amanda is a Digital Banking Specialist and a member of the Bank’s Digital Banking Group. She is responsible for managing, enhancing and developing our digital banking systems that support our deposit operations.  She brings over 10 years of banking experience to her role including both retail and back office roles.

Email Amanda   781-783-1747

Glenn Loury

Digital Banking Specialist
Glenn joined HIFS in 2024

Glenn is a Digital Banking Specialist and a member of the Bank’s Digital Banking Group. He is responsible for managing, enhancing and developing our digital banking systems that support our deposit operations.  Glenn has over 10 years of banking experience working in both retail and back office roles.

Email Glenn   781-783-1751

Jinnie Walsh

AVP - Branch Administrator
Jinnie joined HIFS in 2004.

Jinnie is responsible for providing support to the branch network including training and development, execution of product and service training, and providing staff coverage when needed. Prior to stepping into this role, Jinnie served as the Branch Manager for the Bank’s Hull location. She started her banking career at Lincoln Trust Company in Hingham. Jinnie is an involved member of the community. She also serves as Vice President of the Hull-Nantasket Chamber of Commerce and advisory board member for the Friends of Paragon Carousel. Jinnie has a Certification from New England College of Financial Studies.

Email Jinnie   781-783-1821

Osman Amin

AVP - Retail Banking
Osman joined HIFS in 2016

Osman is responsible for growing existing and cultivating new relationships for personal and business customers in the Greater Boston Area. Prior to becoming Branch Manager, Osman began his career at Hingham as a Client Service Representative and then an Assistant Branch Manager. Before joining the Bank in 2016, Osman was employed at Massachusetts Convention Center Authority as an accountant. Osman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bentley University.

 

Email Osman   781-783-1852

Julia Boutchie

AVP - Retail Banking
Julia joined HIFS in 2023.

Julia is responsible for growing existing and cultivating new relationships for personal and business customers throughout our branch network.  She has 8-years of banking experience. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020.

Email Julia   781-783-1825

Wendy Bradley

VP - Retail Banking
Wendy joined HIFS in 2024

Wendy is responsible for growing existing and cultivating new relationships for personal and business customers in our Hingham Square branch. Wendy is an experienced leader with more than 10+ years overseeing retail banking operations.

 

Email Wendy   781-783-1754

Larry Corthell

AVP - Retail Banking
Larry joined HIFS in 2015.

Larry is responsible for growing existing and cultivating new customer relationships for our personal deposit and loan customers. Larry has over 30 years of retail management experience and is currently the President of the Cohasset Chamber of Commerce. He is also a board member for the Cohasset Lightkeeper’s Corporation.

NMLS #1769455

Email Larry   781-783-1881

Amel Ghenim

AVP - Retail Banking
Amel joined HIFS in 2021.

Amel is responsible for growing existing and cultivating new relationships for personal and business customers throughout our branch network. Amel has over 8 years of customer service and business development experience. She has a bachelors degree from Es-Senia University

Email Amel   781-783-1835

Carol Hood

AVP - Retail Banking
Carol joined HIFS in 2006.

Carol is responsible for both expanding our existing client relationships and cultivating new relationships in our Linden Ponds office. Carol has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northeastern University.

Email Carol   781-927-7875

George Ikonomou

AVP - Retail Banking
George joined HIFS in 2024.

George is responsible for both expanding our existing client relationships and cultivating new personal and business relationships in our Cohasset office. George brings great banking experience to the team.

Email George   781-783-1763

Ivonne Hernandez

AVP - Customer Experience Manager
Ivonne joined HIFS in 2022.

Ivonne is the manager of our Customer Experience Team, responsible for managing and enhancing the experience of our customers through digital and phone channels.  She has over 20 years of experience in customer centric and customer facing roles at Chase, United Healthcare and United Nations Federal Credit Union. She holds a Bachelors from Berkeley College and works remotely from New York.

Email Ivonne   (781) 783-1741

Lori Mulligan

Senior Customer Experience Specialist
Lori joined HIFS in 2004.

Lori is responsible for managing and enhancing the experience of our customers through digital and phone channels. She has worked for the Bank for almost 20 years in various roles and she brings her depth of knowledge to support customers.

EMAIL LORI   (781) 783-1841

James Leeson

Customer Experience Specialist
Jason joined HIFS in 2023.

James is responsible for managing and enhancing the experience of our customers through digital and phone channels. He has over 10 years of experience in customer service and banking.

Email James   781-783-1831

Catherine Liu

Customer Experience Specialist
Catherine joined HIFS in 2023

Catherine is responsible for managing and enhancing the experience of our customers through digital and phone channels. She has over 20+ years of experience across banking, financial services, and customer journey management. Catherine lives in New York and loves spending time with family and shopping for Antiques.

EMAIL CATHERINE   (781) 783-1714
Please note that this link will take you away from Hingham Institution for Savings and does not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or guarantee of information on an external site.

Hingham Institution for Savings is not responsible or liable for the content, information, security or failure of any products or services advertised on promoted on any external site or any external site's privacy or data protection safeguards.

Continue Cancel