Keeping Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Alive Even as Your Business Grows in Size
Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926 joins Enterprise Radio.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Kevin Cummings discuss the following:
- Tell us about Investors Bank’s growth in recent years and your role in making it happen?
- Banking is an incredibly competitive business especially in the greater New York City market. Why do you think consumers and businesses choose to bank at Investors?
- Describe your company’s culture, especially the focus on nurturing your employees’ entrepreneurial efforts?
- How do you (and the staff at Investors) focus on entrepreneurialism?
- What is your vision and mission at Investors?
- What does community mean to you?
Kevin Cummings was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bank on January 1, 2008. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors on the same date. From July 2003 to January 2008 he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Cummings and the Senior Executive Management team are guiding the Bank’s strategic expansion and evolution into a full-service community and commercial bank. Under this current Executive Team’s leadership, Investors is experiencing significant growth while remaining financially strong and well capitalized. Investors was named on Forbes’ “Best Banks in America” list for three consecutive years beginning in 2012 and was listed in 2012 on Fortune’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies” list. In addition, Mr. Cummings was the only banker named on NJBIZ’s 2014 “Power 50 Real Estate & Construction Report” and received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2011 New Jersey Award for his success in transforming the Bank into a growth company.
Beginning in June 2008, Investors Bank has completed eight acquisitions. During this period Investors was transformed from a suburban thrift in to a growing, full-service commercial bank with over 135 branches. With over $20 billion in assets, Investors is one of the largest banks headquartered in New Jersey.
Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cummings had a 26-year career with the independent accounting firm of KPMG LLP. He was an audit partner in the Financial Services practice in the New York office and lead partner on a major commercial banking client. Mr. Cummings also worked in the New Jersey community bank practice for over 20 years serving clients such as Summit Bank, Valley National Bank, Provident Bank and Hudson City Bank.
Mr. Cummings serves on the Board of Directors for banking institutions and non-profits including the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the Liberty Science Center, the N.J. Independent College Fund, and the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children. Kevin and Patricia, his wife, raised five children and the family resides in N.J.
About Investors Bank:
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $20 billion in assets and a network of over 130 retail branches, Investors’ consumer banking services include complete deposit products, online banking, home equity loans and lines of credit and a full array of mortgage loans.
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 and other businesses. Investors is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.