Robert Cozzone was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2019 for Rockland Trust and its parent bank holding company, Independent Bank Corp. As such, he is responsible for consumer and business banking, which includes the retail bank, customer information center, residential mortgage, consumer lending, and credit card and business banking sales. In addition, he continues to provide oversight of the finance division. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of Independent Bank Corp., to which he was appointed in 2013.
From 2013 to 2015, concurrent with his Chief Financial Officer role, Mr. Cozzone was also Treasurer of Independent Bank Corp. Prior to serving as the Company’s CFO, he was Treasurer of both Independent Bank Corp. and Rockland Trust from April 2008 to September 2013. He became Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Rockland Trust in 2002. Mr. Cozzone joined Rockland Trust in October 1998 as a banking officer.
Prior to joining the Company, he held financial positions at Bank Boston. Mr. Cozzone is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable Board of Directors, the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Advisory Board, the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors, the Bridgewater State University Ricciardi College of Business Advisory Board, and the Plimoth Patuxet Finance Committee. He is a graduate of Bridgewater State University and received a Master of Science from Boston College. He lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts with his wife and children and is also a part-time resident of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard.
Mark Ruggiero was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2019 for Rockland Trust and its holding company, Independent Bank Corp. With 20 years of experience in financial services, Mark was previously the Bank’s Principal accounting Officer and Controller. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, he was a manager at Vitale, Caturano & Co. A Certified Public Accountant.
Mark is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs and the American Bankers Association Accounting Advisory Committee. He is also a trustee of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University.
David Smith is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer and has been with Rockland Trust since 2003. David oversees and manages the Investment Management Group. In this capacity, he is involved in performing research and setting investment policy, as well as managing client portfolios. During his tenure at Rockland Trust, Mr. Smith has overseen the growth of the Bank’s Investment Management Group to one of the largest independent investment advisors in Massachusetts with approximately $4.6 billion in assets.
David has worked in the financial services industry since 1990. Prior to joining Rockland Trust, David was a founding partner, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Mellon Growth Advisors (MGA), a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation. He also held positions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and the Tuckerman Group in real estate securities, a real estate subsidiary of SSgA. David holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a MS in Finance from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.
David serves the Advisory Board for the Finance Programs at the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, the South Shore Chamber Investment Committee, and the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Fall River. He resides in Falmouth with his family.
Alastair Ironside serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Rockland Trust. Alastair is responsible for continuing to build a strong and distinct brand for the company while developing marketing strategies to earn new customer relationships and strengthen existing customer relationships.
Prior to joining Rockland Trust, Alastair co-led the global internal strategy consulting group at Liberty Mutual Insurance, focusing on corporate strategy and research. In addition to this, he has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry previously working at Bank of America, Citizens Financial Group, FleetBoston Financial, Signet Banking Corporation and Barclays Bank.
Alastair received his B.A. in Law and Modern Languages from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge in England. In his spare time, Alastair is a volunteer for MicroMentor, offering guidance and mentorship to small business owners.