Bob was the president and CEO of Belmont Savings Bank before its sale in 2019 to People’s United Bank. In February 2014, Bob was named the most admired CEO of a small or mid-sized company in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. Fortune magazine named Belmont Savings as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. in both 2017 and 2018.
Prior to Belmont Savings, Bob was the executive vice chairman of Citizens Bank and president of the Massachusetts Bank. He began his banking career at Bank of Boston, where he served in a variety of U.S. and international executive positions.
Bob received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he earned a B.S. in Chemistry. He received the 1996 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Massachusetts and the 2006 Columbia University School of Business Leadership Award. He is the recipient of the 2009 Henry L. Shattuck Boston City Champion Award and the 2011 USS Constitution Museum’s Charles Francis Adams Award for public.