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Peapack-Gladstone Bank Expands Peapack Capital Team to Support Growth

June 30, 2020, 07:20 AM

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announced the addition of two new credit risk team members, hired to support the significant and ongoing growth of Peapack Capital, the bank’s equipment finance and leasing subsidiary. 

Margaret Kot, who joins the team as Vice President, Senior Underwriter and Portfolio Manager, has over 20 years of banking experience and has managed credit risk across a broad spectrum of markets and industries, most recently as a Senior Underwriter at Capital One.  She is based at Peapack Capital’s Bedminster, NJ, headquarters. Kot earned her MBA from Seton Hall and holds RMA’s Credit Risk Certification.

Victoria Knipe joins the team as a Credit Analyst.  Most recently, Knipe was a Business Analyst at Trustmark Insurance in Worcester, MA.  She is based in Northboro, MA, and joins the credit team to further support new business underwriting and portfolio management. Knipe graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in resource economics and earned her MBA at Purdue Global University.

“Peapack Capital has grown to over $650 million in net assets since our founding in April 2017,” said Robert R. Cobleigh, President.  “We’re excited to bring Margaret and Victoria on board to round out our skilled credit team.”

Peapack Capital provides equipment and asset financing from $3 million to $30 million, to middle market and large corporate clients across the U.S.  The team specializes in large-scale transactions which help businesses grow and succeed.  With more than 20 years of experience, the Peapack Capital team is a dedicated finance group, experts in various financing structures, able to support a broad spectrum of industries and assets.

Founded in 1921, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation is a NJ bank holding company with total assets of $5.8 billion and wealth management assets under management and/or administration of $6.4 billion as of March 31.

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