Image of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board of Directors at Nasdaq Closing Bell Ceremony, 12/18/17

Board of Directors

Douglas L. Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas L. Kennedy
Board of Director Image - Carmen M. Bowser
Carmen M. Bowser
Dr. Susan Cole, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Dr. Susan Cole
Anthony J. Consi, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Anthony Consi
Richard Daingerfield, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Richard Daingerfield
Edward A. Gramigna, Jr., Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Edward A. Gramigna, Jr.
Image of Steven Kass, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Steven A. Kass
John D. Kissel, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
John D. Kissel
James R. Lamb, Esquire, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
James R. Lamb, Esq.
Philip W. Smith, III, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Philip W. Smith, III
Image of Tony Spinelli, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Tony Spinelli
Beth Welsh, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Beth Welsh

F. Duffield Meyercord, Chairman

Partner of Carl Marks Advisory Group, LLC; President, Meyercord Advisors, Inc. Director since 1991.


F. Duffield Meyercord has been the Chairman of the Board of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and the Bank since December 2013. Mr. Meyercord is a Partner of Carl Marks Advisory Group, LLC; President, Meyercord Advisors, Inc.; Director of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Programmer’s Paradise, Inc.). Mr. Meyercord has 40 years of experience in directing strategic projects and providing operational advisory services to numerous businesses, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of corporate strategy.

Douglas L. Kennedy

President and Chief Executive Officer of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and the Bank. Director Since 2012.


Douglas L. Kennedy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Doug is responsible for leading the Company’s wealth, lending, and deposit solutions and directing the Bank’s overall strategic vision.

Doug is a career banker with over 35 years of commercial banking experience. Before joining Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2012, he served as president of the New Jersey Market for Capital One Bank and North Fork Bank. Over the years, he has held key executive level positions and had great success building business at Fleet Bank, Summit Bancorp and Bank of America.

Doug is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut with a degree in Economics and an M.B.A. In 2015 he was named CEO of the Year by Corporate LiveWire as part of its Innovation & Excellence Awards. He was named to the NJBIZ “Power 50 Banking” list and the NJBIZ “Power 50: The 50 Most Powerful Non-Profit Board Members” list in 2011. Additionally, he received the Carpe Diem Award from Montclair State University and was named “Man of the Year” by the Boy Scouts of America that same year. Doug is a current member of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Montclair State University Board of Trustees, and Sacred Heart University Board of Trustees. He has served as President of NJ After 3 and as a Board Member of the New Jersey Bankers Association.

Dr. Susan A. Cole

President of Montclair State University, Director since 2014.


Dr. Susan A. Cole was named to the Board of Directors in February 2014. Dr. Cole is currently the president of Montclair State University, the second largest university in New Jersey, with close to 20,000 students. She began her tenure in September of 1998. From 1993 to 1998 she served as President of Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Prior to that she held positions as Vice President for University Administration and Personnel at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Associate University Dean for Academic Affairs at Antioch University, and was a faculty member at The City University of New York.

Anthony J. Consi

Retired; previously Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, Weichert Realtors. Director since 2000.


Anthony J. Consi II was named to the Board of Directors in 2000. Mr. Consi is now retired. Previously, Mr. Consi served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, Weichert Realtors. Mr. Consi had 15 years of public accounting experience with Coopers & Lybrand and 22 years of finance and operations leadership at Weichert Realtors, both of which are invaluable to his role as Audit Committee Chairman.

Richard Daingerfield

Retired; Previously Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Director since 2014.


Richard Daingerfield was named to the Board of Directors in August 2014. Mr. Daingerfield is now retired. Previously, Mr. Daingerfield served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Daingerfield has expertise in corporate governance, executive management, risk management, corporate banking and commercial banking. His broad legal experience in all aspects of commercial and retail banking, including international and domestic private banking, are invaluable to his role as Risk Committee Chairman.

Edward A. Gramigna, Jr.

Attorney, A Managing Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Director since 2012.


Mr. Gramigna is a Partner of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Mr. Gramigna has 26 years of experience in trust, estate planning and estate administration, which is invaluable in the oversight of our wealth management division.

John D. Kissel

Real Estate Broker, Turpin Real Estate, Inc. Director since 1987.


John D. Kissel was named to the Board of Directors in 1987. Mr. Kissel is a Real Estate Broker with Turpin Real Estate, Inc. Mr. Kissel has 25 years of experience in the residential real estate market, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate loan portfolio.

James R. Lamb, Esq.

Principal of James R. Lamb, P.C., Attorney at Law. Director since 1993.


James R. Lamb was named to the Board of Directors in 1993. Mr. Lamb is Principal of James R. Lamb, P.C., Attorney at Law. He has 48 years of legal experience, which is invaluable to the Board’s corporate governance program and the Board’s oversight of the Bank’s legal and regulatory affairs.

Philip W. Smith, III

President, Phillary Management, Inc., a real estate management company. Director since 1995.


Philip W. Smith III was named to the Board of Directors in 1995. Mr. Smith is the President of Phillary Management, Inc., a real estate management company. Mr. Smith has 28 years of experience in commercial real estate agency and management, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate loan portfolio.

Tony Spinelli

Chief Operating Officer and President, Cyberdivision for Fractal Industries. Director since 2017.


Tony Spinelli was named to the Board of Directors in May of 2017. Mr. Spinelli serves as Chief Operating Officer and President, Cyberdivision for Fractal Industries, Inc., a venture-backed artificial intelligence and machine learning decision-platform focused on advancing digital analytics in both cybersecurity and risk management. Previously he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Capital One Financial, responsible for developing and leading the cybersecurity and technology risk management program for the organization. Prior to Capital One, Tony was the Chief Information Security Officer of Tyco International, Equifax and First Data Corporation, where he led global teams responsible for security engineering, security operations, security compliance and policy and cybersecurity threat management.

Mr. Spinelli maintains Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation and serves on the boards of Per Scholas, the US Department of Defense and Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy. Tony has also served on the board of advisors for Cisco, Cylance, Kudelski Security, and IBM. He holds multiple patents in such areas as data loss prevention and methods of network risk reduction and internet browsing habits.

Beth Welsh

General Manager, Basset Associates, a real estate management company. Director since 2012.


Beth Welsh was named to the Board of Directors in October 2012. Ms. Welsh is the General Manager of Bassett Associates. She has 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate market as well as her past banking experience, which is invaluable to the Board’s oversight of the Corporation’s real estate lending and small business banking.

Steven A. Kass

Retired; Previously Chief Executive Officer of Rothstein Kass and former senior partner of KPMG. Director since 2018.


Steven A. Kass was named to the Board of Directors in January of 2018. He is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Rothstein Kass and former senior partner of KPMG, the firm that acquired Rothstein Kass in 2016.

As CEO of Rothstein Kass, Mr. Kass developed and implemented corporate strategy, championed organizational culture, core values, business purpose, guiding principles, diversity and women’s initiatives. His firm was once named to Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in the United States. Kass was responsible for the oversight of the firm’s financial performance and risk management, including crisis response and corporate governance. He negotiated the sale of Rothstein Kass firm assets to KPMG and as senior partner at KPMG, he facilitated the subsequent integration and assimilation of the two firms.

A resident of New York and graduate of Syracuse University, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, he served as Co-Chairman of the Board at Rothstein Kass from 2005 - 2014, and was a member of the Executive Committee from 1995 - 2014, serving as Chair from 2005 - 2014. Mr. Kass is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American College of Corporate Directors, the Association of Audit Committee Members, the KPMG Audit Committee Institute and the Private Directors Association. He is also a former board member of Sun Bancorp and AGN International, an international affiliation of accounting firms. He is a member of both the Whitman School of Management and the Lubin School of Accounting Advisory Boards for Syracuse University.

Carmen M. Bowser

Retired; Previously Managing Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Division, Capital One Bank, N.A. Director since 2017.


Carmen Bowser was named to the Board of Directors in September 2017. Ms. Bowser most recently served as Managing Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Division, at Capital One Bank, N.A., New York, NY, where she was responsible for a geographically dispersed 100-person team which provided the “first line of defense” for new loan originations and asset management.

Prior to joining Capital One, Ms. Bowser was a Principal/Managing Director for Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, where she led the commercial mortgage origination teams in McLean, Virginia, Boston, Massachusetts and New York City, overseeing annual team loan production of approximately $800 million across an expansive platform of FNMA, General Account, conduit, bridge, interim and mezzanine loans. She has held similar positions at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, NY, Arbor National Commercial Corp, Los Angeles, CA, and The Prudential Insurance Company of America, LA, NY and Newark, NJ.

A resident of New York and graduate of William Smith College with an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, she is a National Association of Corporate Directors Fellow and a member of Women Corporate Directors, the Urban Land Institute and WX, Inc., an organization for executive women in commercial real estate. Ms. Bowser is an Independent Board Member and Member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees for Columbia Property Trust, Atlanta, GA, and is a Board Member for the 42nd Street Development Corporation, NYC. 

F. Duffield Meyercord, Chairman Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board of Directors
Douglas L. Kennedy, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Susan Cole, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Anthony J. Consi, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Richard Daingerfield, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Edward A. Gramigna, Jr., Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
John D. Kissel, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member 
James R. Lamb, Esquire, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Philip W. Smith, III, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Image of Tony Spinelli, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Beth Welsh, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Image of Steven Kass, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Board Member
Board of Director Image - Carmen M. Bowser