Professional Profile: Rick Cantale 2016

Rick Cantale - 2016

Name: Rick Cantale - 2016

Title: Chair of CT Bankers Association

Company: Salisbury Bank & Trust

Location: 5 Bissel Street, Lakeville, CT

Birthplace: Connecticut

Family: Wife – Linda; children – Caitlin, Kerin

College: Fairfield Univ. – BS in Finance; NE School of Banking at Williams College: Stonier Grad School of Banking in Delaware

First job in finance or allied field: Salisbury Bank – teller

What do you do now and what ware you planning for the future: I focus on lobbying on behalf of CBA; also education on behalf of member banks; the CT School of Finance & Mgmt. offers a 3 year program on all aspects of banking. It is open to bankers in general. CBA also focuses on identifying new leaders in the industry. In addition we have a Women in Banking conference focusing on career development. We also are starting a program focusing on Millenials and the nuances of banking for them and want to get them interested in banking as a career.

Hobbies: Volunteer work, golf, hockey

Favorite book: “Broker – America’s Banking System” by Richard Parsons

Favorite movie: “The Big Short”

Key to success (one idea): Be true to your own values; consider the ramifications of my decisions; have a strong work ethic

If you were forced to choose another vocation what would it be? College basketball coach