Our directors have one purpose in mind: to ensure that your banking experience is beyond compare. We are extremely well versed in the unique requirements of high net worth individuals and organizations. The effect: a high level of client comfort, high transparency and a track record of success.

Oded Aboodi

Chairman

A certified public accountant, Mr. Aboodi was an organizer of The Berkshire Bank (a New York state chartered commercial bank) and served as its Chairman from its inception in 1989 to 1999. For a period during his tenure at Berkshire, Mr. Aboodi also served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Aboodi is Chairman and President of Alpine... A certified public accountant, Mr. Aboodi was an organizer of The Berkshire Bank (a New York state chartered commercial bank) and served as its Chairman from its inception in 1989 to 1999. For a period during his tenure at Berkshire, Mr. Aboodi also served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Aboodi is Chairman and President of Alpine Capital LLC and its affiliate, Alpine Equity Partners (collectively, "Alpine"). Alpine invests as principal in a variety of businesses, especially in the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries, in addition, it also provides financial advisory and merger and acquisition consulting services. Mr. Aboodi also serves as a trustee of several charitable foundations and is the president of two condominium boards in New York City. 
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David M Aboodi

David Aboodi was an organizer for Alpine Capital Bank at its inception in 2000. Prior to opening Alpine, Mr. Aboodi worked at The Berkshire Bank, serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at Berkshire from 1989 to 1999, he was involved in virtually all aspects of banking,... David Aboodi was an organizer for Alpine Capital Bank at its inception in 2000. Prior to opening Alpine, Mr. Aboodi worked at The Berkshire Bank, serving most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at Berkshire from 1989 to 1999, he was involved in virtually all aspects of banking, including lending, investments, operations, marketing, compliance and reporting. Mr. Aboodi first entered the world of banking at Sumitomo Bank Capital Markets. He earned a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from New York University.
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Eric S Blumencranz

Mr. Blumencranz is currently Executive Vice President and Principal of BWD Group, a full-service insurance broker offering all forms of commercial, personal lines, group employee benefits and individual insurance coverages. Mr. Blumencranz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System,... Mr. Blumencranz is currently Executive Vice President and Principal of BWD Group, a full-service insurance broker offering all forms of commercial, personal lines, group employee benefits and individual insurance coverages. Mr. Blumencranz is a member of the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, as well as a member of the Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring Board and the Nassau County Police Department Foundation Board of Directors.  He is also General Counsel for the Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association Legal Services.  Mr. Blumencranz, a member of the New York State Bar, is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Business, and received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he concentrated on Estate and Tax Planning, Employee Benefits and Business Perpetuation Planning.
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John A Erickson

Mr. Erickson is a certified public accountant and a retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP. During his 35 year career with Ernst & Young (and Arthur Young & Company, a predecessor firm), he specialized in financial accounting and auditing, insolvent company reorganizations and liquidations, and fraud investigations... Mr. Erickson is a certified public accountant and a retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP. During his 35 year career with Ernst & Young (and Arthur Young & Company, a predecessor firm), he specialized in financial accounting and auditing, insolvent company reorganizations and liquidations, and fraud investigations and litigation support for major law firms. Although most of his career was in New York, he had 15 years of international financial auditing experience in various Arthur Young offices in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Currently, he provides financial advisory services to commercial, educational, hospital and community athletic organizations and condominium boards in the New York area. He was also a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of a public company subject to SEC reporting. He received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Rutgers University.
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Richard D Goldstein

Mr. Goldstein, an attorney, has been since July 2008, Chairman and CEO of AEP Capital LLC, a specialized investment/merchant banking firm located in New York.  Mr. Goldstein is also a Senior Managing Director of Alpine Capital LLC and related entities including Alpine Equity Partners L.P. (collectively “Alpine”), of which... Mr. Goldstein, an attorney, has been since July 2008, Chairman and CEO of AEP Capital LLC, a specialized investment/merchant banking firm located in New York.  Mr. Goldstein is also a Senior Managing Director of Alpine Capital LLC and related entities including Alpine Equity Partners L.P. (collectively “Alpine”), of which he has been affiliated since 1990. Prior to joining Alpine, Mr. Goldstein was an attorney at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in which he became a partner in 1984, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate securities. Mr. Goldstein serves as a director of Alpine Capital Bank, a privately held New York State chartered FDIC insured banking institution, and various private portfolio companies of Alpine. Mr. Goldstein was a Director of The Berkshire Bank from 1991 to 1999, serving on the Board's Executive Committee and Loan Committee. He is Chairman of the North Shore-LIJ Health System and its constituent hospitals, including North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital.  He is also a Trustee Emeritus (and former Chair) of the Queens College Foundation. Mr. Goldstein is a summa cum laude, phi beta kappa graduate of Queens College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
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Stanley H Pantowich

Mr. Pantowich is currently Chairman of TAG Associates, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm that manages financial assets of high net worth individuals. Mr. Pantowich was a Director of The Berkshire Bank from 1991 to 1999, serving on the Board's Executive Committee and its Examining and Audit Committee. Mr. Pantowich is a certified... Mr. Pantowich is currently Chairman of TAG Associates, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm that manages financial assets of high net worth individuals. Mr. Pantowich was a Director of The Berkshire Bank from 1991 to 1999, serving on the Board's Executive Committee and its Examining and Audit Committee. Mr. Pantowich is a certified public accountant and was associated with Ernst & Young from 1963 to 1983, becoming a partner in 1974.
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Aaron Singer

Mr. Singer is a consultant to Alpine Capital Group Inc. and its affiliate, Alpine Equity Partners (collectively, "Alpine"). Alpine invests as principal in a variety of businesses, especially in the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries. In addition, it also provides financial advisory and merger and acquisition... Mr. Singer is a consultant to Alpine Capital Group Inc. and its affiliate, Alpine Equity Partners (collectively, "Alpine"). Alpine invests as principal in a variety of businesses, especially in the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries. In addition, it also provides financial advisory and merger and acquisition consulting services. He has more than twenty five years’ experience in the real estate industry, principally in the area of marketing and sales of cooperatives and condominiums. At present, he serves on the board of two condominiums in New York City. Earlier in his career, Mr. Singer was a college professor and the author of books in the field of American history and economics. Mr. Singer received a BA from the College of the City of New York and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. 
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