Christopher OddleifsonPresident and Chief Executive OfficerChristopher Oddleifson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockland Trust Company and its parent, Independent Bank Corp. Active in industry and community affairs, Mr. Oddleifson is the Chairman of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, Chairman of the United Way of Greater Plymouth County Campaign, and the Immediate Past Chairman of the South Shore Hospital Health and Educational Foundation. Mr. Oddleifson also serves as Vice-Chairman of the South Shore Hospital, a Trustee of the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation, a Trustee of Cape Cod Community College-serving as its Chairman during 2010 until 2012, a member of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank Community Development Institution Advisory Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the Old Colony Council's Boy Scouts of America. Previously, Mr. Oddleifson was the former President of First Union Home Equity Bank, a national banking subsidiary of First Union Corporation (now Wells Fargo), and the Executive Vice President, responsible for Consumer Banking, for Signet Bank in Richmond, VA. He has also worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen and Hamilton.
Denis K. SheahanChief Financial Officer
Denis Sheahan has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Rockland Trust since May 2000. From July 1996 to May 2000, Denis was Senior Vice President and Controller of the Company and Rockland Trust. Prior thereto, Denis served as Vice President of Finance for BayBanks, Inc., Boston, MA.
Gerard F. NadeauExecutive Vice President, Commercial Banking
Gerry Nadeau is the Executive Vice President in charge of Commercial Banking. Gerry started his career with Rockland Trust in June of 1984 as a Management Trainee. For over twenty years he has consistently been one of the Bank's top lenders, working his way up through the ranks of the Commercial Lending department. In 1995, Gerry was promoted to Senior Vice President /Brockton Commercial Lending Center Manager, and in 1998 he became Senior Vice President/Brockton Regional Lending Center Manager. Gerry was promoted to Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking in 2007.
Ray Fuerschbach has served as Senior Vice President and Human Resource Officer of Rockland Trust since April 1994. Prior thereto, Ray had been Vice President and Human Resource Officer of Rockland Trust since 1992. From January 1991 to October 1992, Ray served as Director of Human Resources for Cliftex Corp., New Bedford, Mass., a tailored clothing manufacturer and served in the same capacity for Chesebrough-Ponds, Inc., Health-Tex Division, Cumberland, R.I., from 1987 to 1991.
Ed Seksay has served as General Counsel of Rockland Trust since July 2000. Ed is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, Ed was with the Boston law firm of Heller, Levin & Seksay, P.C. from 1991 to 2000 and with the Boston law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart from 1984 to 1991.
Ed Jankowski has served as Rockland Trust's Chief Technology and Operating Officer since November 2004. Prior to that Ed served as Chief Risk Officer of Rockland Trust since October 2003. From November 2000 to October 2003, Ed was Chief Internal Auditor of Rockland Trust. Prior thereto, Ed served as Senior Vice President of North Shore Bank, Peabody, MA., from 1995 to 2000. From 1985 to 1994, Ed was Senior Vice President of Multibank Service Corp., a subsidiary of Multibank Financial Corp. in Dedham, MA.
David Smith has served as Rockland Trust's Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager since June of 2005. From December of 2003 to June of 2005, he served as Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Officer for Rockland Trust. Prior thereto, David was a founding partner, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Mellon Growth Advisors (MGA), a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation. David has worked in the investment management field since 1990, and has also held positions at State Street Global Advisors and The Tuckerman Group.
Mark Gibson Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Gibson joined Rockland Trust as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2011. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, Mark was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for New Alliance Bank in New Haven, Connecticut from February 2009 to April 2011. Prior to that, he worked for BBVA Compass Bank in Birmingham, Alabama from December 1996 to January 2009. In addition, Mark has more than 10 years of consulting experience with various firms including Coopers & Lybrand in New York, John Ryan Company in Stamford, CT, and Retail Planning Associates and Battelle Memorial Institute, both based in Columbus, Ohio.