Meet the members of Radius Bank’s Senior Management Team.
Michael A. Butler, President & Chief Executive Officer
Since joining Radius Bank in March 2008, Mr. Butler has transformed the Bank into an innovative leader in the financial services industry, one focused on delivering superior customer service and leading-edge technology to its clients. He is an experienced banking executive with an extensive background in all facets of commercial and consumer banking. Prior to joining the Bank, Mike served as President, National Consumer Finance at KeyCorp in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a graduate of Providence College and the ABA's Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mike serves as a member of the Financial Services Committee for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Trustees for Thompson Island Outward Bound, on the Advisory Board for FinXTech, and has been active with the Habitat for Humanity program. He was recently recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® New England 2016 Finalist.
Chip Clarke, Executive Vice President | Chief Data Officer
Dr. Clarke is responsible for overseeing the bank’s technology roadmap, including development of core infrastructure to support originations and account management. In addition, he leads efforts to acquire data, develop analytics and models to empirically drive decisions across all functional areas including fraud, credit and marketing. Chip has more than 26 years in financial services. He joins Radius Bank from Keycorp, where he held a variety of statistical modeling and risk management roles. Chip holds an undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University and a PhD in Behavioral Statistics from Baylor University.
Mark Francesconi, Executive Vice President | Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Francesconi is responsible for providing company-wide strategic and tactical leadership in establishing the bank’s risk appetite. He also governs the overall identification, assessment, communication, measurement, and management of enterprise risk, including regulatory compliance. Mark is a proven manager, collaborator, and credit/risk platform developer with 25+ years of experience ranging from traditional Commercial & Industrial and Commercial Real Estate business lines, to highly complex fixed asset and equipment finance businesses. Prior to joining Radius Bank in 2016, he served as Director and Group Credit Manager for NewStar Financial. He has also held positions at TD Bank, Bank of America and US Trust. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Boston College, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Diane Gallion, Executive Vice President | Head of Government Guaranteed Lending
Ms. Gallion is responsible for managing the Bank’s national Government Guaranteed Lending (GGL) program and is based out of the Bank’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Radius Bank in April 2016, she most recently served as Senior Vice President / National GGL director at The Bancorp Bank. Diane has over 40 years of experience in the national bank lending industry and also held roles at Banco Popular and Bank of America. Ms. Gallion holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
DAVID J. GRANESE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT | INSTITUTIONAL BANKING
Mr. Granese is responsible for managing the Bank’s Union Organization, Non Profit and Government sales division. Dave has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joins the Bank from State Street, where he spent more than 20 years in leadership roles within treasury, relationship management and product strategy. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.
Doreen D. Heath, Senior Vice President | Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Heath is responsible for all human resources activities. Prior to joining Radius Bank in 1990, she spent 14 years in various positions at US Trust Company. Doreen is Chair of the Advisory Board at South Boston Boys & Girls Club. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and holds her SPHR certification. She is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, the National Compliance School at the University of Oklahoma, and the Bank Management Program at Duke University.
Stephen J. O'Leary, Executive Vice President | Radius Equipment Finance
Mr. O’Leary is responsible for managing the Bank’s national Radius Equipment Finance program. Stephen brings more than 25 years of experience in the origination, syndication, underwriting, management and workout of portfolios of asset backed leases and loans. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director of New Star Financial and Head of its Equipment Finance and Leasing Division. He has also held positions at Eastern Bank, the Capital Market Groups of AT&T Capital and Fleet Capital Leasing. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from American International College.
Philip Peters, Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Peters is responsible for managing deposit and loan operations, commercial cash management, internal technology, project management, and product management/development. Phil has over 33 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Radius in April 2016, he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Product Management & Development at People’s United Bank. Phil has also held roles at Danversbank, Citizens Bank, and Bank of America. Mr. Peters holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Salem State University and a Graduate Certificate of Specialized Studies in Business Administration & Management from Harvard University Extension.
Christopher C. Tremont, Executive Vice President | Virtual Banking
Mr. Tremont is responsible for managing the Virtual Bank, Radius’ approach to retail banking that combines innovative products, leading-edge technology, strategic partnerships with FinTechs and superior customer service delivered through our Call Center and Financial Center teams. He also oversees the Bank’s marketing and public relations department. Chris has over 11 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Radius Bank in December 2008, he held various roles within KeyBank’s Consumer Finance division. Chris was recognized by Bank Innovation as a "2016 Innovator to Watch" and an "Innovation All-Star: Rising Star" in 2012 by the Boston Business Journal. Chris earned his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.