Needham Bank Hires Experienced Lender Michael Semizoglou


NEEDHAM, MA---Needham Bank announced that Michael Semizoglou has joined the Bank as a Senior Vice President in the Commercial & Industrial Lending Group. Mr. Semizoglou will be responsible for business development activities and portfolio management for the Bank’s Commercial and Industrial Lending Group.

Mr. Semizoglou, a Shrewsbury resident, brings over 18 years of experience to his new position as Senior Vice President. Most recently, he held the role of SVP, Commercial Lender at Avidia Bank and prior to that worked in Commercial Lending at MutualOne Bank and Metro Credit Union. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Emmanuel College and an MBA from the New England College of Business.

“Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspective to the Bank’s C&I group,” remarked Larry Pitman, Senior Vice President and Team Leader of Needham Bank’s Commercial and Industrial Lending Group. “He will be integral in cultivating new relationships for us in the MetroWest area.”

In addition to his work experience, Mr. Semizoglou is the Treasurer for the Washington Gateway Main Street Program in Boston and previously served as Treasurer for the Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Inc.

“There’s a vast opportunity in the C&I group at Needham Bank,” commented Semizoglou. “I am looking forward to building new relationships with local businesses and helping my existing clients with Needham Bank’s impressive lending products.”