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Rockland Trust Appoints Senior Market Manager for Franchise Lending

June 27, 2019, 07:18 AM

Rockland Trust has appointed Mark McGwin as First Vice President and Senior Market Manager for Franchise Lending. This is a new role at the bank for which he will develop and lead a multi-brand finance unit supporting franchises in the Northeast. He will be based in Rockland Trust’s downtown Providence, RI, office.

“We are excited to have Mark on our team to lead the expansion of our financing services to franchises,” said James Rizzo, Rockland Trust Commercial Lending Regional Manager. “They have unique needs and he has a deep understanding of these business customers from his many years of developing relationships with franchisees throughout the Northeast.”

McGwin brings over 25 years of financial services and commercial banking experience to Rockland Trust. Before joining Rockland Trust, he was Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer of Franchise Lending for United Bank. Previously, he held executive and management positions at Santander Bank, Century Bank, Citizens Bank, and Old Stone Bank.

A graduate of Providence College, he holds a bachelor of science in management and finance. He is president of the College’s National Alumni Association Council. In addition, he is the past chairman for Omni Development Corp’s Board of Directors.

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