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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 protected]   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 protected]   781-783-1761

Cristian Melej

VP and Chief Financial Officer
Cristian joined HIFS in 2016.

As the Chief Financial Officer, Cristian plans, implements, and manages all the finance activities of the Bank including asset-liability management, accounting, budgeting, and regulatory reporting. Prior to joining Hingham, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of C1 Financial (and its subsidiary C1 Bank) and held finance roles in private and public companies in Brazil and Chile. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Cristian is a CFA charterholder – which is considered the pinnacle of professional development in investment management and is highly respected in the finance industry. 

[email protected]   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 protected]   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 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 protected]   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 protected]   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 protected]   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 has 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 protected]   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 protected]   781-783-1762

Ed Skou

VP - Specialized Deposit Group
Ed joined HIFS in 2022.

Ed leads the Bank’s Specialized Deposit Group, focusing on business development and strengthening relationships with institutional, government, non-profit, professional service, commercial real estate developer, and property management clients.

Ed brings a wealth of experience from his prior roles as SVP/Commercial Strategy at People’s United Bank and SVP/Director of Business and Municipal Banking at Belmont Savings Bank. In these positions, he successfully led teams to grow their business segments through strategic development initiatives, building strong teams, and implementing process improvements. Ed holds a BSBA from Western New England University.

Book a meeting with Ed

[email protected]   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.  Kristen has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Hingham, 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.  She holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School and a BA from Boston College.

[email protected]   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 for 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 protected]   781-783-1708

Kayla Gaspar

VP - Marketing
Kayla joined HIFS in 2022.

Kayla serves as the VP of Marketing responsible for driving growth through campaigns and programs supporting our primary business lines. Kayla has 10 years of experience marketing for financial institutions. Kayla has a BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from Boston College.

[email protected]   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 protected]   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 protected]   202-792-6572

Sara Congdon

VP - Regional Manager Nantucket
Sara joined HIFS in 2013.

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, 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 protected]   508-228-1976

Paul Barry

VP - Commercial Lending
Paul joined HIFS in 2013.

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

Prior to joining Hingham, 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 protected]   781-783-1759

Alex Boyd

VP - Commercial Lending
Alex joined HIFS in 2009.

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 Hingham 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 protected]   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 protected]   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. Janice holds a Liberal Arts degree from West Valley College and a Credit Analysis Certification from New England College of Business.

[email protected]   781-783-1723

William Donovan

VP - Construction Loan Inspections
Bill joined HIFS in 1990.

Bill is currently responsible for construction loan inspections. He previously served as Vice President Administration until April 2014, when he semi-retired. 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 in the Accounting and Property Management functions. Mr. Donovan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

[email protected]   781-783-1780

Cynthia Iskenderian

Director of Residential Lending
Cynthia joined HIFS in 2023.

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

[email protected]   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 protected]   781-783-1719

Phillip Donnici

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

Phil Donnici is a Vice President and Relationship Manager in our Specialized Deposit Group. Phil is part of our San Francisco team 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 protected]   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 protected]   202-871-6494

Shawn George

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

Shawn is a relationship manager in our Specialized Deposit Group supporting our nonprofit, government, institutional, and property management clients. He brings a wealth of  Treasury Management experience in the commercial real estate, nonprofit and business banking segments.

Book a meeting with Shawn

[email protected]   781-783-1705

Joseph Morse

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

Joe is a relationship manager in the Specialized Deposit Group 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 protected]   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 protected]   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 protected]   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 located in our San Francisco office and delivers exceptional service to our growing San Francisco client base.

[email protected]   781-783-1810

Leslie Unrue

Digital Banking Supervisor
Leslie joined HIFS in 2022.

Leslie is a digital banking supervisor in the Digital Banking Group. She brings over 15 years banking experience, most recently from Jackson County Bank where she worked as the VP of Deposit Services and Electronic Banking. Leslie’s prior experience, customer focused approach to problem solving and knowledge of digital solutions ensures customers have the best online experience possible.

[email protected]   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 protected]   781-783-1767

Amanda Cappiello

Digital Banking Specialist
Amanda joined HIFS in 2024

Amanda is a Digital Banking Specialist in our 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 protected]   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 operations roles.

[email protected]   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 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, serving 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 protected]   781-783-1821

Osman Amin

AVP - Retail Banking
Osman joined HIFS in 2016

Osman is responsible for growing our South End branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. 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 protected]   781-783-1852

Julia Boutchie

AVP - Retail Banking
Julia joined HIFS in 2023.

Julia is responsible for growing our Cohasset branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. She has 8 years of banking experience. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020.

[email protected]   781-783-1825

Wendy Bradley

VP - Retail Banking
Wendy joined HIFS in 2024

Wendy is responsible for growing our Hingham Square branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. Wendy is an experienced leader with more than 10 years overseeing retail banking operations.

 

[email protected]   781-783-1754

Larry Corthell

AVP - Retail Banking
Larry joined HIFS in 2015.

Larry is responsible for growing our Hull branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. Larry also serves as a Mortgage Loan Officer, assisting clients with their residential mortgage needs. Larry has over 35 years of retail management experience and is currently the President of the Cohasset Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Hull Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

NMLS #1769455

[email protected]   781-783-1881

Amel Ghenim

AVP - Retail Banking
Amel joined HIFS in 2021.

Amel is responsible for growing our South End branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. Amel has over 8 years of customer service and business development experience. She has a bachelors degree from Es-Senia University

[email protected]   781-783-1835

Carol Hood

AVP - Retail Banking
Carol joined HIFS in 2006.

Carol is responsible for growing our Linden Ponds branch by enhancing existing personal relationships as well as developing new ones. Carol has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Northeastern University.

[email protected]   781-927-7875

Dave Jean

AVP - Retail Banking
Dave joined HIFS in 2024.

Dave is responsible for growing our Hingham Square branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. Dave brings great customer service and management experience that will be beneficial in supporting our clients. Dave has his Bachelor of Science in Biology from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA.

[email protected]   781-783-1788

George Ikonomou

AVP - Retail Banking
George joined HIFS in 2024.

George is responsible for growing our Cohasset branch by enhancing existing personal and business client relationships as well as developing new ones. George brings great banking experience to the team.

[email protected]   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 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 protected]   (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 protected]   (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 protected]   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 protected]   (781) 783-1714
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