Santander Appoints Execs

By Staff Writer October 12, 2020

Santander Bank, N.A announced the appointment of three key executives: Patrick Smith has been named head of small Business Banking, Giancarlo Marchesi has been named Head of Consumer Lending, and Jennifer Mathissen has been named chief marketing officer. They will report to Pierre Habis , head of consumer and business banking. The appointments are another important step in Santander Bank’s growth and transformation strategy.

“Santander Bank is on a path toward growth through simplifying how we go to market and expanding our digital product offerings,” said Santander US and Santander Bank CEO Tim Wennes. “These leaders will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Santander and their talent will be invaluable as we execute against our strategy.”

Smith came to Santander from KeyBank where he was executive vice president and head of commercial digital. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University, his MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the University of Virginia.

Marchesi will join Santander Bank on October 13, based in New York. He will manage all aspects of consumer lending, from mortgages to auto lending, responsible for driving the growth of the businesses and their products.

Marchesi will join Santander from Wells Fargo where he was a senior credit officer in the auto lending division. He has served in key leadership roles at large financial firms, including chief risk officer of student lending and auto finance at JPMorgan Chase. Marchesi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international marketing from Hofstra University and an MBA in finance from New York University.

Mathissen will join Santander on November 2. She will be a strategic partner in driving business growth and customer loyalty. She will also oversee the customer experience team.

She spent the last two years at CVS Health leading their Enterprise Insights. She will bring to Santander more than 20 years of experience in acquisition marketing, building brands, launching products and developing digital customer experiences honed during her time at Epsilon Agency (formerly Catapult) and McKinsey & Co. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College.

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