Needham Bank Names Linda Farley SVP Human Resources/Learning & Development


NEEDHAM, MA -- Needham Bank today announced that Linda Farley of Needham has joined the bank as Senior Vice President – Human Resources/Learning & Development. Reporting to EVP and Chief Operating Officer Sal Rinaldi, Farley is responsible for leading the human resources and the learning & development function during a period of continued growth and transformation at the bank.

“The banking sector is evolving at an accelerating rate and we at Needham Bank are determined to hire, train and promote individuals who share our passion for customer service excellence,” said Rinaldi. “Linda Farley is a consummate human resources professional who understands our need to provide our people with the tools and training needed for success.”

A graduate of Holy Cross with a MBA degree from Northeastern University, Farley served as the HR lead at two high tech companies before taking a position as a Human Resources Consultant with Insight Performance, Inc. in 2003. Most recently, beginning in 2008, she was Director of Human Resources at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, a large ophthalmology practice with 500 employees, nine offices and four affiliated surgery centers in the greater Boston area.

A Needham native, Farley has been active in the community. She has served as a member of the board of the Needham Pool & Racquet Club; she is a past Parent Teacher Council board member at the Broadmeadow Elementary School; and she also served as a board member of Needham Newcomers.

“Needham Bank occupies a very special place in the communities it serves and, as a Needham resident, I could not be more pleased to be joining an institution that is so widely known for its attention to its customers,” said Farley. “My mandate is to make sure we maintain this culture of superb service, while also adapting to a rapidly changing financial services landscape. It is a challenge I welcome and embrace.”