David H. Cassidy, Jr., a Bedford, New Hampshire resident, has substantial knowledge of both finance and the local marketplace. Mr. Cassidy is responsible for the overall direction and quality of the loan portfolios. Most recently, he has held the positions of Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader at the Bank of New Hampshire located in Bedford. Prior to his employment with Bank of New Hampshire, Cassidy was Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for CFX Bank (previously Centerpoint Bank) in Bedford, and Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, and Commercial Credit Analyst at North Conway Bank in North Conway. Cassidy is involved in a number of organizations including the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Greater Manchester, The American Red Cross, and the Bethany Covenant Church of Bedford.
John J. Clarke, Jr., age 71, is a resident of Epping, New Hampshire. Mr. Clarke is Co-Founder and President of Baldwin & Clarke Corporate Finance, Inc., an investment banking and financial advisory firm; 1st BCCW Capital Corp, a registered broker/dealer; and, a Principal and Founder of The Baldwin & Clarke Companies, a diversified financial services organization made up of three independent companies. Mr. Clarke is a former Director and Incorporator of Centerpoint Bank, Bedford, New Hampshire, is a principal in several substantial commercial real estate ventures, and has served as a trustee and member of a number of civic and nonprofit organizations. He is Chairman of Homeland Renewable Energy, an independent power producer in the renewable energy sector. Mr. Clarke also co-founded Triumph Investment Fund, LLP, a private equity firm created for the sole purpose of investing in high performance, small-cap community-based commercial banks.
Lucy T. Gobin, age 53, resides in Dunbarton, New Hampshire. Ms. Gobin is the Co-Founder and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centrix. Ms. Gobin has over twenty-nine years of finance and operations experience, in both public and privately-held banks, including Centerpoint Bank and its successor Community Bankshares, Inc., as well as New Dartmouth Bank and Citizens Bank New Hampshire. Prior to assuming her position at Centrix Bank, Ms. Gobin was the State Director of Finance for Citizens Bank where she was responsible for the financial management of over $4.1 billion in assets. Currently, Ms. Gobin serves as a Director and Treasurer for the New England Automated Clearing House (“NEACH”) Association. She also served as a past Director for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, serving as Chairman of the Board for two years. Additionally, Ms. Gobin regularly volunteers for various other charitable organizations. Ms. Gobin holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Johnson State College and an Associates degree in Business Administration from Lyndon State College.
Jane E. Hager, age 68, is a Lyndeborough, New Hampshire resident. In 1977, she founded IGI Laboratories, Inc. (American Stock Exchange) of Buena, New Jersey. Ms. Hager is also a Founder of Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ). She was Director and member of the Executive Committee of Fleet Bank-New Hampshire. She currently is President of Prescott Investment Corp., Pinnacle Mountain Partners, LLC, and Managing Member of Gulf Coast Investment Partners, LLC, all of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, as well as co-owner of 193 South River Road, LLC, Bedford, New Hampshire. She is also a Member of 43 Constitution Drive, LLC and 35 Constitution Drive, LLC, Bedford, New Hampshire; Managing Member of Angelfish Investments, LLC, Key Largo, Florida; Director of ZS Genetics, Inc., Stoddard, New Hampshire; and Director of EDT, Inc., Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Gordon H. Lewis, age 69, is a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire. Mr. Lewis is proprietor of Moonglow Farm, LLC, a consulting service to small retailers. Mr. Lewis is retired from the position of CEO and President of NETS Electronics, Inc., a computer solutions provider for the retail and medical industries. Mr. Lewis began his career with NETS in 1983 as Executive Vice President and became a controlling Principal with this company in 1987. Mr. Lewis is a past member in good standing with the New Hampshire High Tech Council, a past member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, a past Trustee and Board member of the New Hampshire 4-H Foundation, a current member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, a current member of the Board of Directors of MRVC – TU, serves as a consultant to several corporations, and is a published outdoors columnist for several New Hampshire newspapers. Mr. Lewis is a veteran of the U.S. Army (1963-1966) and attended Wentworth Institute where he earned an A/S in Electronics.
Marie C. McKay, CPA, age 51, is a resident of Chichester, New Hampshire. Ms. McKay is the President of Bigelow & Company, CPA, P.C., a certified public accounting firm with offices located in Manchester and Portsmouth that specializes in providing financial services to privately-owned companies. Ms. McKay is currently a member and past President of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of various boards of directors and committees, including: the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. She is also the Treasurer of the Stark Mill Condominium Owners Association and has served: on the Manchester Region Advisory Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, as the Treasurer of the New Hampshire Political Library, and as Chair and Treasurer for Kids Voting New Hampshire.
Joseph B. Reilly, age 57, resides in Bedford, New Hampshire. Mr. Reilly is the Co-Founder and President/CEO of Centrix and has over thirty-four years of experience in the New Hampshire banking industry. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Lending Officer for a former “start-up” community bank, known as Centerpoint Bank. Upon the acquisition of Centerpoint Bank, Mr. Reilly assumed a senior management position as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking with Bank of New Hampshire, an affiliate of the TD Banknorth Group, Portland, Maine. Prior to joining Centerpoint in 1990, Mr. Reilly was employed in various capacities for twelve years at Fleet Bank. Mr. Reilly holds an MBA from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire. Mr. Reilly has served as Chairman and Director for the New Hampshire Bankers Association (“NHBA”); Chairman of the NHBA Legislative Committee; State of New Hampshire Captain for Team 21, a national organization of the American Bankers Association (“ABA”); and member of the Government Relations Council of the ABA. Locally, Mr. Reilly served as past Chairman of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and is a past Chairman of the Board of Catholic Medical Center, a large regional hospital located in Manchester, New Hampshire. He has also completed six years of service on the Board of Granite United Way, including positions as Chairman and Annual Campaign Chairperson. He is a Trustee for the statewide New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Mr. Reilly also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, located in Manchester, New Hampshire. He serves on the 2013 Community Bankers Council of the ABA, representing New Hampshire. Additionally, Mr. Reilly remains active in other community events.
Michael E. Rubin, age 63, of Lexington, Massachusetts is currently a Partner at Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP and was formerly a Founding Partner at Rubin, Weisman, Colasanti, Kajko & Stein, LLP from 1978 to 2011. He has considerable experience in both business and real estate development and maintains Bar Affiliations with Massachusetts, Florida, New York and the Federal District Court of Massachusetts. He has held positions on the Board of Directors of Lexington Montessori School, Depositors Trust Company, First Mortgage Network, Foreign Motors West, Inc. and was previously the President of the Massachusetts Association of Bank Counsel. Mr. Rubin currently serves as a Director for Project Youth, Inc., a non-profit organization, and a Director of ReMax Destiny.
Michael J. Simchik, age 61, is a resident of Rye, New Hampshire. Mr. Simchik is an experienced developer/investor in commercial properties and is a Principal of both 100 Market Street, LLC and Capital Commons, LLC. In addition, Mr. Simchik was the Founder, President and Managing Director of Standard Supply International, Ltd., an international distributor of engineered mechanical products utilized in the power generation and/or oil and gas exploration industries. Furthermore, he has invested in several start-up ventures (currently he serves as the interim CEO of Ensconce Data Technology, of which he is, as well, an investor and Board member) and, over the years, has undertaken directorships and assumed principal roles in various not-for-profit entities, recently focusing on social enterprise ventures. In the latter regard, Mr. Simchik is a Founder and CEO of “Meals4Others,” an innovative for-profit business model that targets the hunger problem in America and will provide 3,000,000+ meals for the less-fortunate in 2014. Mr. Simchik holds an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, as well as a BA from Colgate University.
Paul D. Spiess, age 64, is a resident of Amherst, New Hampshire. Mr. Spiess spent twenty-five years in the banking and financial services industry, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CFX Bank in Keene, New Hampshire. From 1983 to 1993, he was Founder and President of Colonial Mortgage, Inc., of Amherst, New Hampshire. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Spiess served as a state legislator in Concord. From 2005 to 2010, he served as Co-Chair of the Citizens Health Initiative. Mr. Spiess is President of the Souhegan Valley Interfaith Housing Corporation. Mr. Spiess currently serves on the New Hampshire Healthcare Cost and Utilization Review Board and is a Director and Treasurer of SHARE Outreach, Inc. of Milford, New Hampshire. Mr. Spiess received his undergraduate degree from Colby College and an MBA in Finance from Boston University.
William C. Tucker, Esq., age 69, is a resident of Goffstown, New Hampshire. Mr. Tucker is an attorney and Senior Partner in the law firm of Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mr. Tucker specializes in commercial real estate, general corporate and commercial transactions, and bond financings, representing both debtors and creditors. Mr. Tucker is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. He serves as a Trustee of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and is the Treasurer and a Trustee of the Manchester YMCA. Mr. Tucker is also Treasurer and a Trustee of the Piscataquog Land Conservancy and a Trustee of the Trust Funds for the Town of Goffstown.
Michael C. Whitney, age 62, is a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire. Mr. Whitney is Managing Director of The Daymark Group, LLC, a financial advisory firm that advises privately-owned companies on a broad range of strategic and transactional issues. Mr. Whitney was State President for Bank of America and was past Chairman of the Board and CEO of Fleet Bank of New Hampshire. Mr. Whitney is a Director of the Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies, and the Union Leader Corporation, a privately-owned media company.
Sherilyn Burnett Young, age 60, is a resident of Concord, New Hampshire. Ms. Young is a Founder and President of the law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., with offices in Concord and Nashua, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts. She chairs the firm’s Environmental Practice Group and also has considerable experience in estate, trust and tax law and corporate and securities transactions. Her professional activities include service on the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association Board of Directors, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society Board of Trustees, and the Board of Trustees of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she has also served as an adjunct professor of environmental law. Her civic and charitable activities include serving on the Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and as a Trustee of the Kimball Jenkins Trust. Ms. Young’s prior banking experience includes service as a Board member and Secretary of the former Horizon Bank (now a part of People’s United Bank).