Co-op Hires New Chief Technology Officer
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Co-op Hires New Chief Technology Officer

PITTSFIELD, MA—September 12, 2023—Pittsfield Cooperative Bank (The Co-op) announced the hiring of Eric Padelford as SVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Padelford will oversee the information technology department, and work closely with leadership on modernizing technology and platforms to increase efficiency and better serve the institution’s customers.


Padelford joins The Co-op after serving as Vice President, Integration Architect and Developer at Berkshire Bank for the last six years. Padelford has over twenty-two years of systems architecture and development expertise, serving in IT and development roles at McGlinchey Stafford, and Tech Valley DataPro LLC.


“The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank is delighted to welcome Eric to our team,” said J. Jay Anderson, president and CEO of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. “Eric brings years of IT experience aligning business and technology with much of it rooted in the financial industry.”


Padelford received his Associates of Applied Science (CIS) from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York, and his Bachelors of Science (IT) from SUNY – Empire State College in Saratoga, New York. He resides in Dalton with his family.

 

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About Pittsfield Cooperative Bank:

Incorporated February 15, 1889, the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank has been proudly providing customer-focused banking and lending services for the Berkshire community for over 130 years. As an independent, full-service community bank, we have a deep history helping residents, regional businesses, the cultural arts and not-for-profit organizations. Pittsfield Cooperative Bank has branch offices and ATMs located in Pittsfield, Dalton, Great Barrington and Hinsdale.

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank was named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Commercial Lenders in Massachusetts and the first of all banks headquartered in the Berkshires by Banker & Tradesman in 2022.  Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Opportunity Lender.

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