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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

Mark Constable

VP and Chief Compliance Officer
Mark joined HIFS in 2013.

He is responsible for developing, administering, and monitoring Bank programs to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and Bank policies. He has been practicing law since 2003, beginning his career at Constable & Associates of Hingham. He has substantial experience in all phases of residential lending transactions and federal regulatory analysis and most recently he has served as Compliance Analyst with BNY Mellon in Boston. Mr. Constable holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School, and a BA from State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Email Mark   781-783-1758

Joseph Bears

VP and Chief Information Officer
Joe joined HIFS in 2001.

He is responsible for the Information Technology infrastructure of the Bank, including managing the core infrastructure and the data warehouse. He also supports the development and implementation of customer-facing technology products. He began his Information Technology career in 1998 with Customer Computer Solutions Inc, dealing with all aspects of Information Technology. Mr. Bears is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and, in addition to his other duties, serves as the Bank’s Information Security Officer.

Email Joe   781-783-1762

Holly Cirignano

VP - Specialized Deposit Group
Holly joined HIFS in 2002.

She leads the Bank’s Specialized Deposit Group, focusing on Government, Institutional, and Property Management clients. She has more than 15 years of banking experience specializing in business and institutional banking. Holly holds a Liberal Arts degree from Bridgewater State University and a certification from the New England College of Financial Studies.

Email Holly   781-783-1770

Brenda McGillicuddy

Director of Human Resources
Brenda joined HIFS in 2017.

She leads the Bank’s Human Resources Department. Brenda comes to HIFS from Goodwin Procter, LLC and previously had spent 18 years at MFS Investment Management. She brings a wealth of experience in coaching and providing support in all HR-related areas including strategic planning, talent management, leadership development, performance management and employee relations. Brenda holds a BS in Finance from Bentley University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (Babson College).

Email Brenda   781-783-1782

William Donovan

VP - Facilities
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

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

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 #609859

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

Stephanie Traeger

VP - Commercial Lending
Stephanie joined HIFS in 2016.

She is responsible for originating commercial real estate loans in Eastern Massachusetts. She brings 15 years of banking and lending experience to her position. Most recently Ms. Traeger was with Needham Bank as a commercial real estate lender focusing on construction and investment property financing in Boston. Prior to Needham, she held lending and deposit roles at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Long Beach, CA. Ms. Traeger holds a BA in Economics from San Diego State University and is actively involved in several Boston real estate organizations.

Email Stephanie   781-783-1769

Maggie McInnis

Director of Marketing
Maggie joined HIFS in 2017.

She is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s marketing initiatives. Most recently, she worked as the Director of Marketing for Windham Capital Management where she was responsible for driving the Firm’s marketing strategy for institutional, retail and high net worth clients and prospects. Prior to Windham, Maggie held marketing positions at Cambridge Associates and Meketa Investment Group. She brings over 11 years of marketing experience to the Bank. Maggie holds a BA in Political Science from Providence College.

Email Maggie   781-783-1785

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

Mike Sinclair

VP - Retail Lending
Michael joined HIFS in 1995.

He coordinates and manages the residential mortgage and consumer lending activities of the bank. Mr. Sinclair brings more than 20 years of mortgage banking experience to HIFS. He began his career in 1981 with Quincy Savings Bank serving as Assistant Vice President/Secondary Market. In 1994, he joined Abington Savings Bank as Vice President in the mortgage lending area. Mr. Sinclair holds a graduate degree from the National School of Banking, and an MBA in Banking from Fairfield University.

NMLS #509021

Email Michael   781-740-8501

Robin Johnson

AVP - South End Branch
Robin joined HIFS in 2013.

She is responsible for developing new business relationships and residential real estate loans in Boston. Most recently she was with Citibank as a business and personal banker with a focus on business development. Prior to Citi, she began her banking career at Leader Bank in Arlington, MA. Robin brings 7 years of banking and lending experience to her position and is actively involved in several Boston business organizations and neighborhood associations.

NMLS #886831

Email Robin   781-783-1835

Denise Quirk

AVP - Norwell Branch
Denise joined HIFS in 2008.

She manages our Norwell/Hanover Branch and is responsible for developing new business relationships and residential loans across the South Shore. Denise brings over 20 years experience in the banking industry. She is actively involved with the local Affordable Housing Trust and enjoys working with our customers on many different levels in the bank and in the community.

NMLS #509019

Email Denise   781-783-1840

Moulay Ridaoui

AVP - Main Office
Moulay joined HIFS in 2015.

He manages our Main Office and also originates residential loans. Prior to joining the Bank, Moulay worked at TD Bank and East Boston Savings Bank serving as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager. Moulay holds a BS in Economics from Hassan II University in Morocco.

NMLS #908767

Email Moulay   781-783-1711

Pat Talbot

AVP - Retail Lending
Pat joined HIFS in 2008.

Pat is responsible for originating residential mortgages as well as home equity lines of credit for primary residences and second homes in Eastern Massachusetts. She has proudly assisted borrowers with their lending needs for over 29 Years. She started her career as a Loan Officer at Shawmut Bank in 1987. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Worcester State.

NMLS #509025

Email Pat   781-783-1764

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.

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

Teresa Tseng

AVP - Retail Lending
Teresa joined HIFS in 1993, and later served as Manager of the Main Office until August 2014.

She is now responsible for originating residential real estate loans. She also assists other originators, processors, and servicers in their interactions with borrowers and others with particular focus on the assistance to the Chinese-American borrower community. Teresa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan.

NMLS #1279756

Email Teresa   781-783-1768
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