NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank added a new member to its commercial lending team, naming Robert H. Jones as vice president, commercial loan officer.
He will concentrate on commercial and industrial lending as well as commercial real estate, according to a press release from the bank. His territories will include the New Hampshire Seacoast, the northern Merrimack Valley and the North Shore.
Prior to joining Newburyport Bank, Jones worked for seven years as a senior lending officer at the state’s Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. and its brand, Empowering Small Business.
“Bob will be a great fit for us,” said Scott Eaton, senior vice president and commercial lending officer at the bank.
“Working with Mass Growth Capital put him in close touch with the real and genuine needs of small business. So his background is very much in keeping with our own longstanding commitment to help area businesses grow and prosper.”
Jones is a board member of Housing Support Inc. in Newburyport, an organization that provides shelter, housing and related support services to low-income, homeless, handicapped individuals and families through the development, purchase, ownership or rental of various forms of real estate. He is also a board member of the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce.