February 1, 2017
Investors Bank Selects Suzann P. Rizzo to Manage New Bulls Head Branch in Staten Island
Investors Bank has selected Suzann P. Rizzo, who was born and raised on Staten Island and currently resides there, to manage its new branch at 2200 Richmond Avenue, located in the Bulls Head neighborhood. Investors Bank now has five branches on Staten Island covering Forest Avenue, the North Shore, South Shore and Mid-Island areas.
Ms. Rizzo returns to Staten Island’s banking business after successfully opening and growing the Investors Bank branch in Carteret, New Jersey. Actually, she opened two locations in the community during her six and half-year tenure there. First, she started a mini-branch located in a municipal building and later moved to a full-service branch. In announcing Ms. Rizzo’s new position, Investors Bank’s Brian Gomez, Vice President and Senior Market Manager on Staten Island, said, “Suzann possesses keen insight and the ability to focus on her customers’ present needs while looking ahead to help them achieve their longer-term financial goals. Based on Suzann’s expertise, her superb team and the branch’s convenient location, we are hopeful that our Bulls Head location will be one of our fastest growing banking centers on the Island.”
Ms. Rizzo began her banking career as a part-time teller when she was in high school. After earning her college degree in business, she returned to banking and moved into branch management. Over the following three decades, she held every position in a branch from Customer Service Representative to Branch Manager. Her knowledge of branch operations and customer service also helps her guide colleagues in the branch to achieve their potential.
Ms. Rizzo and the Bulls Head branch team are providing deposit products and money market accounts as well as personal investing services, mortgages and home equity financing. Ms. Rizzo and the lending officers can help businesses with commercial real estate transactions and C&I loans.
As a lifelong resident of Staten Island, Ms. Rizzo has a deep connection to the community, frequently volunteering her skills and leadership abilities to assist local nonprofits as well as business and professional organizations. She’s served on the board of directors of New Jersey Sharing Network’s foundation and was co-chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Carteret and Perth Amboy.
Before beginning her career in banking, she graduated with a degree in business management from Pace University in New York City. Ms. Rizzo resides with her family on Staten Island.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank is a full-service commercial bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With more than $23 billion in assets and over 150 retail branches in New Jersey, New York City and on Long Island, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ consumer banking services include complete deposit products, online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines of credit and an array of home mortgages.
Serving the business community, Investors provides deposit accounts, cash management services, business loans and lines of credit, and commercial real estate financing solutions to small and middle market companies, professional services firms, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, healthcare firms and a broad range of businesses.