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Columbia Bank Hires Rickert as EVP, Chief Credit Officer

September 26, 2022, 07:40 AM

NJ-based Columbia Bank announced it hired Matthew Rickert as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. In his role, Rickert is responsible for the Bank’s credit policies, including all aspects of Commercial Credit and Special Assets.

Rickert has over 20 years of diversified experience at premier institutions including senior leadership roles for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (JPMC). Most recently, he was the Market Executive for Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries (MMBSI) at JPMC where he oversaw all facets of the portfolio, including sales and client profitability in New Jersey. Previously, Rickert served as Credit Risk Director where he managed the credit, counterparty, and market risk undertaken by the firm. Prior to that, he held banking and credit roles at Wells Fargo and HSBC.

Rickert holds a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and History from The Pennsylvania State University. He serves on the Board of Directors of Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ).

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, Columbia Bank has 66 full-service branch networks spanning the state of New Jersey, an asset base of approximately $9.8 billion. Columbia Bank offers a full suite of consumer and commercial products.

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