Sean Winchester Joins Sterling National Bank’s Long Island Team

MONTEBELLO, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sterling National Bank (NYSE:STL) today announced that Sean Winchester has joined the bank as Vice President and Managing Director of Commercial Banking. Winchester will be based at Sterling’s Melville office and report to Bob Bernard, Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director. Winchester will support the bank’s growth initiatives across the Long Island market.

Vice President and Managing Director of Commercial Banking

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Winchester was most recently Vice President, Relationship Manager and Director at Capital One, where he managed small business and middle market commercial client relationships in the Long Island area. Over his career, Winchester has worked with several New York-based banking organizations focusing mainly on commercial lending and real estate finance.

“Sean is a seasoned, insightful banker with a proven ability to build long-term client relationships in the Long Island area,” said Ed Blaskey, Executive Vice President and Long Island Market President. “His years of experience in delivering top-notch customer service, driving client acquisition, and enhancing profitability will be valuable assets as we continue to grow our capabilities and expand our client base across the market.”

Winchester received his MS in Real Estate Investments from New York University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University.

About Sterling National Bank
Sterling Bancorp, of which the principal subsidiary is Sterling National Bank, specializes in the delivery of financial services and solutions for small to mid-size businesses and consumers within the communities we serve through a distinctive team-based delivery approach utilizing highly experienced, fully dedicated relationship managers. Sterling National Bank offers a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking products and services. For more information, visit

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Linda Dunbar
First VP, Director of Corporate Communications

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