Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and Peapack-Gladstone Bank announce the appointment of Heidi H. Smith, Esq. as senior managing director, assistant general counsel. Working out of the bank’s headquarters in Bedminster, Smith is responsible in assisting the General Counsel in overseeing all legal affairs of the company. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in providing internal legal guidance in support of the financial goals of Peapack-Gladstone Bank and will be providing the principal legal and transactional support for Peapack Capital, a subsidiary of the bank that focuses on equipment leasing.
An accomplished corporate attorney, Smith previously served as Legal Counsel III at Santander Bank, N.A. where she provided legal guidance to Santander Corporate Equipment Finance and the middle market and asset-based lending business units on various commercial lending products and programs. Prior to that Ms. Smith held equally impressive positions as Senior Counsel at ADP where she provided legal support for ADP’s Corporate Marketing and Time and Labor Management divisions, and as Chief Counsel, Vendor Finance Americas at CIT Group Inc. where she developed and drafted global financing vendor program agreements and negotiated and structured complex domestic and international equipment finance, syndication and financing agreements.
A resident of Florham Park, New Jersey, Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in in Political Science, Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She received a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania, in addition to having an In-House Limited License in New Jersey.
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