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 Team-Jennifer-Carney Jennifer Carney Jennifer Carney Executive Assistant Philadelphia Region 215.789.4480  

Jennifer supports our executive team with superior administrative skills and personal assistance. Prior to joining Hyperion Bank in March 2020, she worked for more than 15 years in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, managing talent agency offices and coordinating schedules, events, and publicity for agency leaders and senior management teams.

Throughout her career, Jennifer built and maintained close personal relationships with executives and artists, serving diverse individuals with the professionalism and confidentiality that her positions demanded. In this capacity, she gained significant experience in multi-tasking and problem-solving, and honed her communication and technical skills.

Jennifer believes that her experiences as an assistant in Hollywood gave her a strong foundation for working in the financial services industry, and particularly in community banking. “In my previous positions, I enjoyed supporting executives and their clients with a high level of personal service,” says Jennifer. “At Hyperion Bank, where excellent personal service is a hallmark of our customer relationships, I appreciate the opportunity to assist my colleagues and the bank’s clients, applying my skills to help everyone work more efficiently and achieve their goals.”

Jennifer pursued her undergraduate education in the Music and Video Business program at The Art Institute of Philadelphia. She presently resides in Bellmawr, NJ.

Jennifer is an avid concertgoer, sports fan, and animal lover. She and her husband enjoy traveling and hope to visit every U.S. national park.

 

Team-Steve-Cope Steve Cope Steve Cope [Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager] Atlanta Region 404.381.2112

Steve has worked in banking for more than 20 years, primarily in the areas of private banking and wealth management at large financial institutions and small community banks. Deeply committed to serving his customers, Steve has significant expertise in consumer and commercial banking, client relations, loan documentation and origination, online banking and remote deposit support, and trust account administration including charitable trusts and estates. He is particularly committed to linking each customer's needs with individual solutions that meet and exceed expectations.

I’m so happy to be working with Charlie Crawford again and excited about what Hyperion Bank can bring to Atlanta area clients.

Working at a community bank allows me to provide solutions that are a better fit for most clients, especially those with large relationships. High-end, high-touch service is something many Atlanta entrepreneurs crave, but are increasingly starved for in this market. I look forward to teaming with my Hyperion Bank colleagues in our Philadelphia office to provide this philosophy of service to the Atlanta area.

Steve received his M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University and earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Georgia Tech. An Atlanta native, Steve now resides there in the Chamblee community with his wife and teenage son.

Steve plays ALTA and USTA tennis, and is a ranked tennis player for his age group in Georgia. He also enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail, where he camps in a hammock.

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Charlie 2 Charles Crawford Charles B. Crawford, Jr. [Chairman, Chief Executive Officer] [Atlanta Region, Philadelphia Region] 215.789.4185

Charlie Crawford joined the bank in August 2017 and in 2018 led a significant recapitalization. In 2019 Charlie and his team expanded Hyperion Bank, opening a second location in Atlanta. They also launched Hyperion Mortgage – in April 2020 – an Atlanta-based joint venture. Hyperion’s revenue growth led to its inclusion in the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2020 “Soaring 76” list, ranking the region’s fastest-growing businesses. And Charlie was recognized as one of the Most Admired CEOs of 2020 by the Journal. In 2019 he was recognized as one of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Influencers of Finance.

A champion of community banking for more than 30 years, Charlie previously founded three thriving banks in Atlanta, each focusing on high-touch service, local decision-making and community relationships. He notes that Hyperion Bank is built on the same customer-first commitment, offering added value for both individuals and business owners.

Charlie is frequently quoted about banking and related topics, in media outlets ranging from American Banker to U.S. News & World Report. He holds undergraduate degrees (B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Management) from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business and received his MBA from Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the LSU School of Banking and Leadership Atlanta.

Charlie serves on the boards of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, also serving on PACB’s Diversity Task Force. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the board of CEO (Chief Executives Organization), for which he also is on the Executive Committee as International Chair of Finance. Charlie is a member of Rotary Club of Atlanta. He is a director of McKenney’s, one of the country’s largest mechanical contractors; he also is an advisor of CDE Services, a tech-driven POS solutions provider. And, in addition to the board of Hyperion Bank, Charlie also serves on the board of Hyperion Mortgage.

Director-Louis-DeCesare Louis DeCesare Louis J. DeCesare, Jr. [President, Chief Operating Officer] [Atlanta Region, Philadelphia Region] 215.789.4202

Lou DeCesare, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyperion Bank, has delivered commercial banking services at community banks throughout the greater Philadelphia region for more than 30 years. In his long executive career, Mr. DeCesare has led relationship management teams that support new and established business owners, and consumers, by providing personalized financing, as well as deposit and cash management services. Mr. DeCesare draws upon his extensive banking experience to be creative in customizing bank products and services to meet the individual needs of Hyperion Bank customers.

Mr. DeCesare joined Hyperion Bank in 2013, gladly returning to his neighborhood roots, as he was born on Girard Avenue just blocks from the Bank's location. Raised in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Moreland, Mr. DeCesare stayed local to earn both a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.B.A. from LaSalle University. Mr. DeCesare is active in a variety of community organizations.

Marsha 2 Marsha Dollar Marsha Dollar Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager Atlanta Region 404.381.2128

Marsha has been in banking for more than 37 years, which gives her a solid base of banking knowledge and customer service experience. She previously worked with other members of the Hyperion Bank team.

“Banking is in my blood,” she says, “plus what else would I do with a name like dollar?” She adds that she likes working with a smaller bank and being able to provide excellent service for each individual and business customer. Dollar resides in Castleberry Hill with her cat Macy Gray.

Team-Amy-Ellis Amy Ellis Amy Ellis Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Officer Atlanta Region 404.381.2113

Amy joined Hyperion Bank in late 2019, bringing 15 years of experience in the Atlanta banking market, primarily in the community bank setting. She launched her career working in branch management and operations for one of the country’s largest financial institutions, and soon advanced to roles in its wealth and investment management division, where she specialized in working with high-net worth clients, attorneys, professional services firms, and real estate investors.

After four years with a big-box bank, Amy became a relationship manager at three community banks, where her client portfolios included individuals and families, small businesses and business owners, real estate investors, and nonprofit organizations. She enjoys finding creative solutions to her clients’ financing needs, and believes that community banking offers greater opportunities to customize products and solutions to help achieve her clients’ goals.

Amy is always striving to better understand her customers and their individual and business banking goals. Her dedication to building and maintaining customer-focused banking relationships matches Hyperion Bank’s philosophy, which drives our team to deliver the highest quality, personal service to all our clients.

Amy graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Banking and Finance and developed her passion for UGA football. An Atlanta native, she now lives with her husband and two daughters in Roswell, GA.

Amy loves to be active and outdoors with her family, enjoying the beach and other activities. She also serves as Treasurer for both of her daughters’ Girl Scout troops and volunteers at their school.

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Team-Lauren-Flowers Lauren Flowers Lauren Flowers Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Secretary Philadelphia Region 215.789.4197

After joining the Hyperion Bank team as a loan processor in 2013, Lauren made it her mission to learn as much as she could about each department. Taking on new challenges and assisting the entire staff, she used each new opportunity to fully understand the Bank's operations, processes, and people. She particularly enjoyed solving problems and building strong internal and external relationships.

Lauren’s desire to help people and her excellent management skills were recognized bank-wide. In fall 2015 she was promoted to manage all vendor and facility systems, and soon her responsibilities grew to include human resources.

Lauren was raised in South Jersey, where she continues to reside with her husband and two young children. She and her family enjoy fishing, traveling, and spending time together at the beach.

Team-Lee-Green Lee Green Lee Green Vice President, Chief Retail Officer Philadelphia Region 215.789.4203

Serving as Branch Manager of our Philadelphia location since November 2017, Lee works to ensure that our banking office is always warm and welcoming, and that every customer service experience exceeds your expectations.

Lee found his passion for banking and building customer relationships in his first job after high school graduation, working as a teller. During his financial career, he has worked as a teller, financial service representative, risk analyst, and Assistant Branch Manager.

To further his career, Lee earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Management with a minor in Leadership at Our Lady of the Lake University. With more than 18 years in banking and his genuine concern for customers, Lee's dedication is perfectly aligned with Hyperion Bank, where our clients always come first.

Lee enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and wineries.

Christian Guers Christian Guers Christian Guers Senior Compliance Analyst Philadelphia Region 267.570.8428

Christian has worked in Compliance since 2011, starting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and later moving to Fiserv, a fintech company, and two other banks. A South Jersey native, Christian earned a history degree from Rutgers. In addition to his wife, his family includes five children and four cats. He enjoys playing the guitar, going to concerts, and watching baseball and football while hanging out with his family.

Kenny Harris Kenneth Harris Kenneth Harris Banking Officer, Assistant Branch Manager Atlanta Region 404.381.2125

A Tennessee native, Kenneth earned a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, and is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (Human Resources Management) from Strayer University. He has nearly 20 years of retail banking experience, 11 of those in the Atlanta market.

“Having worked in bigger banks, a credit union and community banking, it’s the community bank setting where I feel most at home,” Harris says. “We have the opportunity to get to know our customers, work with them across all products and services and tailor solutions that best suit their individual and business banking needs.”

Harris lives in Chamblee with his husband Greg and their two dogs, a Staffordshire Terrier and a Cocker Spaniel. Away from work he enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Team-Andres-Herrera Andres Herrera Andres Herrera Credit Analyst Philadelphia Region 215.789.4184

Andres came to Hyperion Bank from Austin, Texas, where he lived for 16 years and launched his banking career as a consumer and commercial credit analyst and underwriter. In addition to evaluating credit worthiness and modeling cash flow, he is experienced in helping borrowers complete accurate loan submissions. In recent years Andres has assisted more than 500 small businesses in diverse industries, including retail, manufacturing, construction services, medical services, consulting, and more.

Andres chose to pursue his career at a community bank because he appreciates the opportunity to build strong personal relationships with local business owners and individuals who contribute to the vitality of their neighborhoods and regions. Born in Medellin, Colombia, Andres is fluent in Spanish and English and pleased to be serving Hyperion Bank’s multicultural community.

Andres earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Economics from Texas State University.

Andres is a passionate soccer, football, and UFC fan. He also enjoys playing soccer, going fishing and to the gym, reading science fiction books, and cooking.

 

 

 

 

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Nicole Hicken Nicole Hicken Assistant Vice President, Loan Operations Supervisor Philadelphia Region 267.570.8421

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Nicole Hicken is glad to be back in the city, working at Hyperion Bank as a Credit Analyst. When she is not leveraging her 15 years of banking, financial and credit experience, Nicole enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. The LaSalle University graduate and her husband live in Gloucester Township, NJ, with their five kids and four dogs.

Joel 2 Joel Higdon Joel Higdon Vice President, Cash Management Support Atlanta Region 404.381.2119

Joel Higdon joined Hyperion Bank in July 2020 to manage our banking office serving the Atlanta region. He brings more than two decades of experience in customer service-focused positions, including 10 years in the banking sector as a Personal Banker, Retail Banker, and bank Branch Manager.

As a relationship manager, Joel excels in many areas that are important to Hyperion Bank customers. He says, “I believe in providing first-class service and having a great relationship with each of my customers. I want to be one of the reasons for the success of customers and the bank alike.”

Joel grew up in the North Georgia mountains and graduated from Appalachian Technical College and Georgia State University. He now resides in Vinings, GA.

In his leisure time, Joel enjoys cooking and reconnecting with the outdoors in North Georgia through photography, camping, kayaking, and hiking.

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Team-Michael-Iannarelli Michael Iannarelli Michael Iannarelli Banking Officer, Assistant Controller Philadelphia Region 215.789.4189

Michael joined our team in January 2019, after working in accounting for regional insurance and technology businesses. As a Staff Accountant, he supports our operational team with a wide range of important financial and reporting functions, from account reconciliation and accounts receivable to payables and more.

Michael enjoys being part of our community bank, where he believes people can get the attention they deserve and have a higher quality service experience than they can at impersonal big banks.

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in business from The Pennsylvania State University—Abington in 2012. He was raised in Cheltenham, and now resides in Glenside, PA. A Philadelphia sports fan, Michael also likes to dine out at the City’s restaurants and travel.

Team-Bridget-Jungblut Bridget Jungblut Bridget Jungblut Banking Officer, Deposit Operations Manager Philadelphia Region 215.789.4478

Bridget joined Hyperion Bank in late 2019, with more than 20 years of experience working in banks in the greater Philadelphia region. Throughout her career, she has built strong customer relationships by blending expert product knowledge with exceptional service.

Bridget’s positivity is appreciated by customers and colleagues, alike. Her proactive approach often helps customers save time and money, and when problems need resolving, she works to solve them quickly. She believes that by empathizing with customers, she can better understand their concerns to seek optimal solutions.

Working in deposit operations, Bridget still practices the skills she developed as a relationship manager. She enjoys assisting personal and business customers with deposit account services, and providing transactional support to the Bank’s team.

Bridget and her family live in Cinnaminson, NJ. She is an avid reader, and loves spending time with her two sons, golfing with one and sharing the other’s interests in music and theater.

Team-James-Kang James Kang James Kang Senior Credit Analyst Philadelphia Region 215.789.4194

James joined Hyperion Bank’s lending team in June 2019, bringing senior level experience in loan underwriting, analysis, and risk management to our commercial credit department.

After launching his banking career in New York City in 1999, he advanced to middle management positions in community banks in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region, where he gained significant expertise in Commercial & Industrial (C&I) loans, Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans, Small Business Association (SBA) loans, Construction loans and Lines of Credit (LOC). In addition to supporting credit decisions, James annually reviews loan portfolios, monitors market data, and builds business relationships with loan customers.

James believes community banks are important because,

they understand the needs of the local area and the people who live here, and work to build close relationships to better serve them. Community banks can also make fast decisions on loans without a time-consuming approval process.

Born in Seoul, Korea, James came to the U.S. at age 20 and resided in northern New Jersey, earning his B.A. degree at Rutgers University. He moved to the Philadelphia area in 2006 and now lives in Lansdale, PA, with his wife and three children. In his leisure time, James serves as a Sunday school teacher at his Korean-American church. He also enjoys seeing skyscrapers and global city skylines.

Team-Eric-Kellum Eric Kellum Eric Kellum Vice President, Senior Credit Officer Philadelphia Region 215.789.4198

Eric joined our team in September 2017, after working at some of the nation's largest financial institutions in business analyst and underwriting capacities. He brings significant experience in small business lending to his portfolio management responsibilities, performing financial analyses and maintaining documentation that enables us to support local businesses and entrepreneurs with commercial, construction, and SBA loans.

Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Rowan University in 1994.

After losing both his parents to cancer, Eric is deeply committed to supporting the American Cancer Society. A golfer since childhood, he has set a goal to attend all four major golf championships in his lifetime.

Team-Christopher-Kober Christopher Kober Christopher Kober Loan Operations Specialist Philadelphia Region 215.789.4187

Chris has more than a dozen years of community banking experience. As a former Head Teller for other banks, he has worked in various Philly neighborhoods, from Mayfair and Bridesburg to Roxborough and Old City. Chris most recently served Fishtown and Northern Liberties in 2014, and since joining Hyperion Bank in May 2019, he is glad to be back in our vibrant community.


Chris says the best part of his job is getting to know and interact with customers.

I've made some very good friends working in banking. I always liked small community banks, and I'm happy to be at Hyperion because I feel like your voice is heard, and you can make a positive change in how the company operates.

Chris grew up in Philadelphia and now lives in Fishtown, where he enjoys living and working in the same community and assisting neighbors and business owners with banking services.

Team-Adam-Millman Adam Millman Adam Millman Universal Banker III Philadelphia Region 215.789.4199

Adam has nearly two decades of experience working in community banks. Since starting as a Teller in 2003, he has successfully advanced his career with increasing levels of responsibility in areas of bank operations and customer service, and appreciates every opportunity to serve Hyperion’s personal and business customers.

In his previous positions as a loan officer and personal banker, Adam developed a strong affinity for building client relationships. A firm believer in the benefits of community banking, Adam joined Hyperion Bank in late 2019 because he shares the Bank’s client-first commitment. He enjoys assisting customers with their daily banking needs, as well as helping them find services and solutions that enable individuals to fulfill their dreams, whether personal or for business.

Adam majored in business and theatre at Mercer County Community College. He and his wife live in Voorhees, NJ, with their pets, a parakeet and a hedgehog.

Outside of banking, Adam’s hobbies range from sports to swing dancing. His interests also include board gaming and collective card games, video games, cooking, and Renaissance Faires.

 Asif 2 Asif Mujtaba Asif Mujtaba Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Atlanta Region 404.317.2828    

Asif has worked with several Hyperion community bankers before, so they know he is known for being accessible to his customers and able to put himself in their shoes. “I enjoy getting to know customers so I can offer them flexible, tailored banking solutions,” he says. Outside of work, Asif enjoys hiking, photography and traveling, and is currently training for the Peachtree Road Race (for 2022); he serves on the Board of Our House, a non-profit providing temporary shelter for homeless families, early childhood education and employment training services.

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Team-Christopher-Mumma Christopher Mumma Christopher Mumma Vice President, Controller Philadelphia Region 215.789.4180

Christopher has developed his banking career with us, rising to positions of increasing responsibility after joining us as a teller and customer service representative in May 2011. Working as an electronic banking specialist in our deposit operations department, and then as a staff accountant, he gained important experience in various processes and procedures, and demonstrated his expertise in data collection, financial reporting, internal controls, and financial analysis. As Controller, Christopher is a vital member of our management team.

Christopher earned an Associate degree in Business Administration from Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey in 2014. He resides in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Team-Alisha-Nasse Alisha Nasse Alisha Nasse Senior Vice President, Director of Business Development Atlanta Region 404.381.2111

Alisha has worked to develop and maintain customer banking relationships in Georgia for more than 20 years. After launching her career at two of the nation's largest financial institutions, she chose to focus her career in Private Banking at community banks, where she had the opportunity to deliver a higher level of personal service to her clients.
Alisha's banking experience includes loan and deposit services for both individual and business customers, enabling her to assist clients with every aspect of their banking relationship and tailor solutions to meet their needs. Working in Hyperion Bank's new Atlanta office, she appreciates that our leading-edge technology makes it easy for her customers to conduct their banking any time, from anywhere.

I am delighted to be working again with Charlie Crawford, as well as my colleagues in Hyperion's Philadelphia office. I had the pleasure of working previously with Charlie in Atlanta, and I share his passion for community banking and delivering extraordinary personal service that exceeds expectations. I am excited to offer this service level to our southern customers as I introduce them to the benefits of banking with Hyperion.

Alisha earned her B.S. degree in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She enjoys serving as a trusted advisor to her clients and has banked with many of her customers and their families at multiple financial institutions.

Away from the Bank, Alisha is active in the community. Her service on nonprofit boards includes A Million Matters, an organization for which she will serve as Board Chair in 2020. She previously served for two years on the Finance Committee of the Atlanta Women's Foundation.

Alisha enjoys international travel and is in the process of becoming a certified personal trainer.

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Team-George-Perkins George Perkins George Perkins Executive Vice President, Compliance Officer Philadelphia Region 215.789.4181

George has built his banking career over three decades, working in consumer and commercial lending and compliance for financial institutions both large and local. Focusing on bank compliance for the last 22 years, George joined Hyperion Bank in 2016.

Leading our compliance department, George is responsible for maintaining Hyperion Bank's policies and procedures in accordance with all banking laws and regulations, including consumer protection laws intended to protect the rights of loan and deposit customers. He performs internal compliance testing, and ensures that all employees are fully trained in bank compliance and conforming customer service protocols.

I take great pride in helping Hyperion serve our customers with the highest quality banking products and customer service, while also ensuring that our customers are fully informed regarding all aspects of their relationship with the Bank.

I am proud of the fact that Hyperion treats the protection of the customer's rights with the utmost concern and strives to exceed all standards as a corporate citizen of the Philadelphia region

Born and raised in West Philadelphia, George stayed close for college: after attending West Philadelphia High School he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In 1996 George completed advanced professional education at the American Bankers Association Institute of Certified Bankers, where he earned the distinction of Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager.

George resides with his wife and daughter in South Jersey. He gives back to the Philadelphia region, his lifelong home, by regularly volunteering with MANNA, a charitable organization that prepares and delivers meals to chronically ill individuals who cannot provide for themselves. He also enjoys travelling, the arts, and jazz music.

Team-Paul-Rutkowski Paul Rutkowski Paul D. Rutkowski [Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer] Philadelphia Region 215.789.4475

Paul joined Hyperion Bank in April 2017. Working in the banking industry for more than 40 years, Paul brings significant expertise in the full spectrum of financial analysis, budgeting, oversight, accounting, corporate and investment finance, audit, treasury, regulatory and risk management aspects of his responsibilities. His strong community banking experience also includes organizational leadership and strategic planning, as well as valuable insight into growth strategies.

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from LaSalle University in 1981. He is a national and Philadelphia chapter member of the Financial Managers Society, and is a Past President of the Society's local chapter. Paul previously served on the Finance and Budget Committee of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB).

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Paul is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Team-Danielle-Selway Danielle Selway Danielle Selway Vice President, Portfolio Manager Philadelphia Region 215.789.4193

Danielle joined us in March 2010 and brings more than 20 years of banking experience to our team. While advancing in her career through positions at four previous financial institutions, she worked in human resources, and later as a loan portfolio manager and closing officer before specializing in loan documentation for commercial and consumer loans. With her significant expertise in loan documentation, Danielle supports our loan operations and is a valuable member of our lending team.

One of my main reasons for loving my job is that we're small and more like a family

In her leisure time, Danielle pursues her affinity for body art and raising tarantulas by attending local tattoo and reptile conventions.

Frank Scherer Frank Scherer Frank Scherer Deposit Operations Specialist Philadelphia Region 215.789.4196

Frank was previously a Staff Accountant with another community bank, has worked with Police and Fire Federal Credit Union and also served as head teller for another local bank. Frank earned a degree in Accounting from Kaplan University and enjoys spending time at the Jersey shore with his wife and family. Away from work, he enjoys bowling, playing golf and softball.

Douglas Shelen Douglas Shelen, JD Douglas Shelen, JD Compliance Analyst Philadelphia Region 267.570.8429

The New Jersey native is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (B.A., Criminal Justice) and NKU Chase College of Law. Prior to joining the bank he worked with Verittas Risk Advisors in New York City and, before that, Freedom Mortgage and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office (Kentucky). Doug loves watching and attending sporting events, playing the guitar and traveling, especially to the shore.

 Team-Andy-Stein Andrew  Stein  Andrew J. Stein Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer Philadelphia Region 215.789.4190  

Andy is a highly experienced executive relationship manager who has worked in the commercial real estate and financial services sectors for more than 30 years.

Since 1986, his career has spanned the full spectrum of investment real estate, enabling him to develop significant expertise in credit analysis and various forms of financing. Working with diverse clients from private investors and business owners to real estate development companies and municipalities, Andy has provided construction, bridge, equity, and permanent loans for a wide range of property types. He also brings nearly two decades of SBA lending experience to the Hyperion Bank team.

Andy joined Hyperion Bank in March 2020 because he believes community banks offer better opportunities to build meaningful and long-term relationships with clients. As a lender, he seeks to create customized, optimal financing solutions for each client's situation, and enjoys working with clients over time to help them advance their financial goals.

Andy earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) and holds Disaster Recovery Institute International certification.

Andy presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum Association, which oversees the preservation of the history of the Pennsylvania National Guard and Fort Indiantown Gap. He previously served for nine years, including seven years as Chairman, on the Board of Directors of The Sustainable Energy Fund of Central & Eastern PA, a $20 million fund that invests in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. Andy lives in Barto, PA.

Andy volunteers with community service organizations and relaxes by reading and hiking. And when he can borrow a horse, his favorite outdoor activity is trail riding.

 

Team-Frank-Sullivan Frank Sullivan Frank Sullivan [Executive Vice President, Commercial Lending] Philadelphia Region 215.789.4192

Frank enjoys seeing the many thriving businesses and new residences in and around Philadelphia, because he's personally helped many of them start and grow.

Since joining Hyperion Bank in January 2008, Frank has built long and strong relationships with many of the region's small business owners, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and real estate developers. As a commercial lender, he's listened closely to their dreams and visions, customized business loans to meet their needs, and helped move projects forward with quick funding decisions--because those decisions are always made locally, right in our Philadelphia office.

Frank began his lending career in October 1984. For more than 30 years, he's focused on lending in small, community-based institutions like Hyperion Bank, where he has the ability to deliver highly personal service and create funding solutions that help his customers achieve their goals.

Frank and his wife enjoy taking cruises, cheering for Philadelphia's pro sports teams, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

The most rewarding part of my job is getting to work with and know the many customers who have become friends, and the people I work with here at the Bank.

Team-Ryan-Sullivan Ryan Sullivan Ryan Sullivan [Vice President, Relationship Manager] Philadelphia Region 215.789.4186

Ryan joined the Hyperion Bank team in October 2018. He previously worked for two banks in the region, where he gained significant experience in commercial lending and financial services. As a Relationship Manager, Ryan enjoys assisting bank customers and helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Ryan also brings valuable experience in real estate appraisals, which he gained while working at a large financial institution and at a prominent appraisal firm.

Ryan earned both a B.S. degree in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Finance from LaSalle University.

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Naja Thompson Najá Thompson Najá Thompson Loan Operations Specialist Philadelphia Region 267.570.8420

Najá has more than 10 years’ experience in banking, including time spent as a Financial Crimes Specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications Media from Lock Haven University. Away from work she enjoys thrifting and attending sporting events.
Najá also identifies as a sewist, which was a new term for us. Combining the words “sew” and “artist,” it describes someone who creates sewn works of art, from clothing to decorative items.

Team-Elisa-Varella Elisa Varella Elisa Varella Vice President, BSA Officer Philadelphia Region 215.789.4182

Elisa joined our team in July 2010 and has served as our BSA Officer since January 2016. In this capacity she ensures our regulatory compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), as well as federal Anti-Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements. Elisa also works to maintain industry best practices and oversees a wide range of regulatory reporting functions.

Elisa initially served in our branch office as a teller, customer service representative, and teller supervisor. With increasing experience and management support, she expanded her focus to deposit operations, specializing in this area for three years before furthering her career in our compliance department.

Elisa has earned Certificates from the American Banking Association in Deposit Compliance and Lending Compliance. Prior to joining Hyperion Bank, she worked for three years as a legal assistant at one of Philadelphia's largest law firms.

Elisa enjoys sharing her Caribbean (Puerto Rico) and Central American (Honduras) heritage with her daughter and family.

Team-Danielle-Williams Danielle Williams Danielle Williams Deposit Operations Specialist Philadelphia Region 215.789.4476

Danielle launched her banking career in 1994 at the Philadelphia region’s second largest, locally-owned financial institution, so her roots in community banking run deep. After working for two years in higher education and more recently in health services, she returned to banking, advancing through positions of higher responsibility at local institutions that became increasingly larger as a result of market consolidations.

As her financial services career progressed, Danielle developed exceptional proficiency in bank operations, products and services, as well as a strong commitment to customer service. She takes a proactive, problem-solving approach to each interaction, seeking strategies and solutions that will best serve each customer’s individual needs.

Prior to joining Hyperion Bank in 2019, Danielle worked at one of the nation’s largest banks. In her significant experience working at banks of all sizes, Danielle has found that community banking offers the greatest opportunity to build strong relationships with bank customers, which allows her to make a difference in their lives and businesses.

Danielle earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT, and is pursuing a second degree in Business Administration at Peirce College. She was raised in Philadelphia, PA, where she now resides with her family.

Danielle is a brown belt in Shotokan Karate, collects Barbie® dolls as a hobby, and loves animals. She is actively involved in her children’s sports teams, serving as the “snack mom” for football, lacrosse, and cheer, and equally enjoys feeding the wildlife in her neighborhood.

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