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Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

We think all banking should be private banking. Apparently, so do our clients:


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Jimmy's Cookies

 “As we planned for our move into the new Clifton facility, we realized that we also needed to restructure our long-term and working capital financing. We asked for proposals from four banks and carefully reviewed and compared the submissions. It was clear from the start that Peapack-Gladstone Bank was the quickest of all to respond. But what about the substance? The Bank also came out on top here and was the most flexible in accommodating our specific needs and requests. Our experience to date has been terrific, and I would recommend PGB to all like-minded entrepreneurs.”

- Howard Hirsch, Chief Executive Officer

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Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc.

“We don’t just have a banking relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank, we are working together to add value for our customers on both sides of the equation. We have a specific goal to support our member dentists with attractive financing options. The Bank created a unique solution and was willing to work through the meticulous details with our team until it made sense on both sides. It is incredible to work with a Bank and a private banker that devotes such a tremendous amount of time and effort to a project, all the while keeping our best interests in mind.”

– Dennis G. Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc.

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Versa Products Co., Inc.

Named One of New Jersey's Top 15 Manufacturing Companies by NJBiz in 2016

“The values exemplified by the team at Peapack-Gladstone Bank and their level of attention to clients convinced us it was time to make them our financial partner. Both PGB and Versa value integrity, honesty, and personal relationships as the cornerstones of a long-term professional partnership. Our transition to doing business with PGB was seamless and simple. We know we have a partner we can rely on during all of the cycles of our business.”

- Jan Larsson, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Somerset County YMCA

“As a charitable organization, the Y’s cause is to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y, we are committed to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and fostering a sense of social responsibility throughout Somerset County. Lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. Peapack-Gladstone Bank has helped us to be excellent stewards of the funds entrusted to us that help advance our mission, transform lives, and propel our community forward.”

- David M. Carcieri, President and CEO, Somerset County YMCA

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Alan Hammer

“I work with Peapack-Gladstone Bank on a personal basis to handle portions of my real estate investment portfolio. I deal with other banks out of necessity too, but PGB provides old-fashioned service in a modern context that makes them one of my favorites. They are my “go to” bank when it comes to commercial borrowing. My firm does legal work with PGB as well, so I truly have a comprehensive relationship with a bank that I value.”

- Alan Hammer, Esq.

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Christie Todd-Whitman

“My family and I have been banking with Peapack-Gladstone Bank for more than a decade. Throughout the years they have offered great service and sound advice, with a discerning and sensitive eye. Walking into a branch is like visiting a trusted old friend.”

Christie Todd-Whitman, Former Governor of New Jersey

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Asdal Holdings, LLC

“Asdal Holdings, LLC, and affiliated companies have worked with Peapack-Gladstone Bank for several decades. The Bank’s personality is perfectly suited to our hometown business. Staff has been professional and caring in every transaction. The attention to detail is exactly what we look for in a banking relationship. Hometown bank + local business = PERFECT TOGETHER!”

- Bill Asdal, President

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Flywheel Sports

“When we were contemplating acceleration in the pace of studio openings across the United States, we were looking for a partner that understood our business, appreciated our strong record of successful studio openings and could structure a creative financing arrangement to support the performance dynamics of new studio openings. Peapack-Gladstone Bank had the experience to understand our opportunity and structured a customized solution with a revolving credit facility predicated on a multiple of our trailing Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA), before new studio opening costs. This innovative solution provided the capital necessary to maximize our growth and allowed us to reinvest our cash flow back into the business.”

- Craig Anderson, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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Gotham Seafood

“We have been in business for almost 30 years and have some pretty complex financing needs. We were introduced to Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2016 and were extremely impressed with how responsive they were from the start. We have successfully managed through industry changes and economic cycles over the years, but have experienced some challenging banking relationships. Now, we are working with a team at Peapack-Gladstone Bank that understands what we want to do, and is committed to finding comprehensive solutions.”

- John McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

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“Ingerman initiated its relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2013, when it was seeking a permanent lender for its new company headquarters and luxury apartment complex in Collingswood, New Jersey. While at first we were skeptical about the abilities of the Bank to compete against much larger institutions, they quickly demonstrated to us how competitive they could be on terms and rates. Equally important was their ability to make decisions quickly and be sensitive to our timing needs. Shortly after the above loan closed, we closed our second transaction with them. We look forward to working with Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2017.”

- M. Brad Ingerman, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Far Hills Race Meeting Association

"My family has had a relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank since 1968, through multiple generations. So when the Bank decided to become one of the lead sponsors of the Races, I was thrilled. I am familiar with how they operate and the dedication they have to their clients. Peapack-Gladstone Bank has always been committed to helping my family and my business succeed, and they have now become an integral part of the success of the Far Hills Race Meeting, providing us the support we need to prepare for such a large undertaking every year."

- Guy Torsilieri, Chairman

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Juniper Communities

“We chose to work with Peapack-Gladstone Bank because we have known and trusted Tom Hanrahan, our private banker, for a long time. He offered us a bank with a nice combination of being big enough to handle a large commercial loan, but also has the high-touch client service we just were not getting elsewhere. As a New Jersey based bank that knows the long-term health care space, they understand our product and the local market.”

- Chuck Hastings, Vice President of Finance and Business Development

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Lewis-Chester Associates, Inc.

“We started banking with Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2013, and it was a breath of fresh air. Marcella Gencarelli and her team have simplified banking with multiple entities. They have helped us to be more efficient. Deborah Heins in Commercial Banking worked with us refinancing multiple real estate properties and was also a pleasure to work with.”

- Bill Frankel, President

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Kaplan Development Group

“We have been working with Peapack-Gladstone Bank for the past year and are very happy with the level of service and attention to detail we consistently receive. We are based in Long Island but build and operate assisted-living facilities all along the East Coast. It has been great to work with a Bank that understands the complexity of our financial needs and is flexible to our geography.”

- Glenn Kaplan, Kaplan Development Group

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“Our partnership with Peapack-Gladstone Bank began many years ago with a fiscal relationship and a community affiliation as the Bank has been a long supporter of our annual Miles for Matheny event. The PGB team always works to ensure we have the right financial solutions in place so we can handle the day-to-day delicate needs of our students and patients efficiently and effectively. We love how involved the Bank and its employees are in the community and our facility – volunteering at the hospital at various times throughout the year, and as the cycling sponsor for Miles for Matheny, providing rest stops to hundreds of participants. PGB really makes us feel like a priority.” 

- Kathleen F. Powers, CPA, CGMA, Vice President of Finance

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Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern NJ

“Our relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank is relatively new, but we believe we have found a strong partner. Not only has the PGB team addressed our cash safety and liquidity needs, but they have presented creative ideas to help us meet our financial priorities. Early on, they expressed a commitment to our mission of improving the health of women and children. They have supported our health education programs and offered financial literacy seminars to our employees. I look forward to broadening our association with them.”

- Ilise Zimmerman, Executive Director

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Princeton Separations, Inc.

“We became a client of Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2016 with a Small Business Administration real estate loan. As a new customer, I was impressed with their professional business etiquette. They have been great partners, and we are very happy about our decision.” 

- Paul Nix, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer

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The Seeing Eye

“Over the past two years, we have been investing with Peapack-Gladstone Bank for our short-term liquidity needs. PGB offered us the insured liquidity sweep solution to earn an above-market rate of interest as well as the safety of extra FDIC Insurance. Each member of the Bank’s team has consistently delivered a high- level client experience. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank as a partner, and anticipate that when additional banking needs arise, we will not hesitate to contact them.”

– Bob Pudlak, CFO and Director of Administration and Finance

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Strato, Inc.

Named One of New Jersey's Top 15 Manufacturing Companies by NJBiz in 2016

“We were looking for a bank that has maintained a consistent presence in New Jersey; along with the resources and expertise to support and understand the needs and challenges faced in growing a family-owned business. Peapack Gladstone Bank fit that description. Strategically, we feel that our partnership with the Bank gives us a key ally as our business continues to evolve. While we are in the early days of our relationship with them, they have thus far lived up to our high expectations.”

- Michael J. Foxx, President and CEO

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Alstede Farms

“I started banking with Peapack-Gladstone Bank when I was 18 years old driving to the Gladstone branch from Chester to conduct my transactions. I recognized very early on that P-G Bank was special, as they heavily valued my personal character when making banking and loan decisions. At three specific times in my 35-year business career, the Bank extended extraordinary efforts to work with my family and me to help our farm business become what it is today. I have never forgotten this and remain very loyal to Peapack-Gladstone Bank in appreciation for their significant contribution to our success story.”

- Kurt W. Alstede, General Manager and Owner

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Cava Winery & Vineyard

“I have been a personal and business client of Peapack-Gladstone Bank for many years. The team who supports me is there every step of the way with answers to various banking questions and needs. My business requires international and domestic support, and the practices of the PGB team have always resulted in my business meeting its financial objectives. The team at the Chester branch has played a very important part of my personal and business growth and physical expansion. When I needed banking flexibility, resolution to complex situations, or capital to purchase my building, the PGB team was there. I am so glad that I have immediate access when needed.”

— Anthony Riccio, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Larken Associates

“For over 50 years, Larken Associates has developed, built and managed commercial and residential real estate. During our long-standing relationship with Peapack-Gladstone Bank, they have serviced many of our commercial loans and day-to-day banking needs. Their ability to provide us with flexible financing solutions has been an important part of our expansion throughout New Jersey. We are impressed by their professionalism, high standards and efficiency, and look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the future.”

- David Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Named 2017 Sandler O'Neill Sm-All Star

"All Banking Should Be Private Banking."