|Darien Rowayton Bank (DRB) today announced Rob Hirt as Vice Chairman of the board of directors. He will work alongside the other board members to provide strategic direction for the bank, especially DRB’s mortgage division.
“Rob’s knowledge and expertise in the residential real estate market is extremely valuable to our bank’s strategy and decision making,” said Robert Kettenmann, President of DRB.
With Hirt’s many years of residential mortgage experience and accrued knowledge as owner and CEO of RPM Mortgage on the West Coast, DRB hopes to grow their mortgage division further in the New England area and open more branches to better serve local communities.
“I am extremely pleased to be joining Darien Rowayton Bank as a board member and Vice Chairman,” said Hirt. “It has been almost three years since my family made a sizeable investment in DRB and the track record of improvement by the bank has been extremely satisfying to witness.”
DRB takes pride in the people and communities in which it serves and is involved in almost 30 local organizations to help support schools, sports programs, libraries, law enforcement and other critical organizations that keep the Darien, Rowayton, and neighboring communities thriving.
“Community banks are an extremely important lifeline for our local businesses and DRB has a seasoned management team and board of directors that takes this responsibility very seriously,” said Hirt.
Since launching its mortgage division in 2010, DRB has grown its residential mortgage portfolio an average of 58 percent a year. It also has extended its services to Massachusetts and New York, expanding on its solid foundation in Connecticut. DRB is six years old with assets of $230 million and the bank continues to grow.
Darien Rowayton Bank has two offices conveniently located in Darien and Rowayton as well as a mortgage office in Niantic, Connecticut and is a privately-owned and FDIC insured bank. Darien Rowayton Bank opened in 2006 and is now home to 36 employees with a strong client base growing every day. DRB includes services such as personal banking and loans, mortgage products, business banking and financial services to their customers. They work with realtors, borrowers, CPA’s, financial planners, attorney’s and financial consultants to provide their clients with the best financial solutions available in today’s market.
For more information, please contact Robert Kettenmann at (203) 669-4107.