John Kirkwood

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John has over 25 years of foreign exchange experience with a focus in corporate foreign exchange trading and payment processing.  He was the former owner and founder of Commonwealth Foreign Exchange, Inc.  In his role at BankRI, he will be responsible for assisting commercial clients with their foreign exchange needs by tailoring risk management plans […]

Leon Attarian

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Leon brings almost 20 years of international payments and foreign exchange experience to his role at Bank Rhode Island. As a part of the Foreign Exchange Services team, he is responsible for assisting commercial clients with their foreign exchange needs by providing advice, tailoring a plan, and providing products that will be beneficial to their […]

Kevin Chamberlain

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Kevin is a longtime financial professional bringing over 30 years of banking experience to his role as a Commercial Lender.  He specializes in delivering individualized financial products that help businesses grow, and provides expertise for capital strategy and risk management solutions. Kevin  holds a BA from Brown University and holds FINRA 63 and 79 licenses […]

Timothy Holt

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As a Credit Analyst, Tim is responsible for underwriting, portfolio management, and loan administration tasks. He has interned at BankRI for 2 summers and is now a full-time member of the team. Tim recently earned his BA and MBA with a concentration in Finance from Clark University. He enjoys playing and watching basketball, and volunteering […]

Richard E. Bergeron

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Richard has over 27 years of investment and financial planning experience, most recently from Bluestone Bank (formerly Mansfield Bank), where he spent 17 years as a senior vice president and financial consultant. Prior to that, he was Director of Financial Planning for Prudential Insurance Company of America and was Vice President/Senior Financial Planner at Citizens Financial […]

Amber Silva

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Amber has over 6 years of banking experience with BankRI which allows her to effectively assist cash management clients with navigating and utilizing our wide array of cash management products and services.   In her role, she helps with implementation, technical support, customer service and business support functions in conjunction with Commercial Lending, Retail Banking and […]

Lynne Schoenberger

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Lynne assists the franchise team as our Senior Loan Administrator and oversees the day to day customer service for the department including loan closings and overall administration.  She is a Providence College graduate and has been with BankRI for over 15 years.  Lynne enjoys volunteering for all types of BankRI community service events and projects.  

Adam Carafotes

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As Senior Credit Analyst, Adam is responsible for underwriting and portfolio management.   He has been employed with BankRI for over 5 years and is a graduate of Bard College with a degree in Economics.  Adam has been involved with coaching baseball camps, participates in BankRI community service events and volunteers with the Special Olympics Newport […]

Joann Khamvongsa

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Joann has been with BankRI for 10 years. She oversees all portfolio management functions of the Franchise Banking Division including credit underwriting. She currently sits as a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee at the bank and is very active in the local committee. 

Vanessa Zampini

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Vanessa has more than 30 years banking experience and in her role at BankRI, she is responsible for managing a wide range of cash management services, including sales, solutions implementation, business supports, technical assistance, and customer service.   Vanessa is a member of the Rhode Island Government Finance Officers Association (RIGFOA), and the RI Tax […]

All BankRI branches and offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.