Jerry Plush, CPA, CMA
Mr. Plush has over 25 years of executive level experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Patriot, he served as CEO for Verdigris Inc. in 2018, leading the start up through the organization and initial funding processes. Mr. Plush’s prominent leadership roles include his tenure with Santander US from 2014 to 2017, initially as CFO and Executive Committee member, and subsequently Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Plush served on the board of Santander Consumer from 2014 to 2016, and as a director for the FHLB of Pittsburgh from 2016 to 2017.
Mr. Plush previously served as President, COO and Board Member for Webster Bank where he was responsible for turnaround efforts for the $21B institution beginning in 2006 as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Plush spent 11 years with MBNA America as Senior Executive Vice President & Managing Director for corporate development and acquisitions. His MBNA tenure included responsibilities as CFO North America.
Mr. Plush holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is a certified public accountant (currently inactive) and a certified management accountant (currently inactive). Mr. Plush has been active in several philanthropic organizations, including serving on the board of trustees of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, as chairman of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England, board of Ronald McDonald House of DE and most recently on the Board of Overseers for WGBH in Boston.