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Commercial Lending Team: Summit County

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Mike Brainard
Vice President, Commercial Lending

Address:

529 N. Cleveland Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333

Phone:  330-576-1064

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With more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in commercial lending for the past eight years, I am committed to understanding the challenges you face as a business owner.  I will provide a straightforward response and tailored solutions.  As a graduate of John Carroll University, I earned my bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Business and my Masters of Business Administration at Cleveland State University.  I am also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. 

As a resident of Hudson, I serve as Treasurer of the Hudson Kiwanis Club, member of the Bath Business Association, board member for the Hudson Hawks Youth Football League, and a youth football, basketball, and baseball coach.

 

Jim Castrigano
Vice President, Commercial Lending

Address:

529 N. Cleveland Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333

Phone:  330-576-1062

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With more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry, concentrating in commercial lending for 25 years, I am committed to work in a timely manner to achieve a solution that best suits both of our organizations.  I earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing and my Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University and am a graduate of the SONY New York University Graduate School of Banking. 

I reside in Akron and am a member of the Akron Rotary Club and the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.

  

John De Santo
Vice President, Commercial Lending

Address:

529 N. Cleveland Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333

Phone:  330-576-1068

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For over 25 years, I have enjoyed developing relationships with my clients and working toward the ongoing success of the business owners I serve.  My Commitment is to deliver a high level of service and the tools to help business owners grow their organizations, including access to capital and cash management tools. 

I am a graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and attended San Francisco State University.  In my community, I am involved with the Mentor Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Lake County, the Mentor Economic Development and coaching youth softball and football.  I reside in Mentor and enjoy golf, bowling and softball.

    

Thomas Hough
Vice President, Commercial Lending

Address:

529 N. Cleveland Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333

Phone:  330-576-1072

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With more than 20 years experience in the financial industry and a focus on commercial lending, I am committed to delivering exceptional customer service, communication, accessibility and follow-up to my clients.  My clients can expect hones and straightforward answers throughout the lending process.  

I earned my bachelors degree in finance at the University of Akron and have SBA 7(A) and SBA 504 certifications.  In my community I am a member and chairperson of finance at the Ashtabula County Medical Center Foundation, Trustee for the Lake County Port Authority and a member and current board member of the Mentor Rotary.

I reside in Madison and enjoy running, basketball, golf and spending time with my children.

  

Bob Katitus
Vice President, Commercial Lending

Address:

529 N. Cleveland Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333

Phone:  330-576-1071

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With more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry and a focus on commercial lending in Northeast Ohio, I have found success in helping my clients achieve their business and personal goals.  My lending experience includes working with a diverse segment of industries and utilizing government financing programs through the Small Business Administration and the State of Ohio.  I am a graduate of the University of Akron and earned my Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dayton.  

I reside in Hudson and serve as Vice President of the Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers' Association, Treasurer and Executive Committee Member of the Lake Forest Country Club and a member of the Fairlawn Chamber of Commerce.