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About  Peyton Patterson

The founder and principal of Peyton R. Patterson Consulting, LLC, Peyton Patterson has more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services sectors. Over the course of her career, Peyton Patterson has overseen national consumer-lending products for JP Morgan Chase, managed 150 retail and small business banking locations for the Dime Bank Corporation, and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Bankwell Financial Group and NewAlliance Bancshares, Inc., where she also led as chairman.

Accomplished in her field, she has been included on lists of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking and the Top 10 Banking CEOs. In addition, American Banker magazine named her its Community Banker of the Year in 2008.

Peyton Patterson has shared her financial knowledge as a regular guest on Bloomberg TV and CNBC. Industry organizations have also reached out to her to deliver speeches on subjects that range from general banking practices to leadership roles for women in the business world.

Work experience

Sep 2014Present

Founder and Principal

Peyton R. Patterson Consulting LLC
Apr 2012Aug 2014

President and CEO

Bankwell Financial Financial Group
Jan 2002Apr 2011

Chairman, President and CEO

NewAlliance Bancshares Inc


Sep 1981May 1983


George Washington University
Sep 1974May 1978


Kenyon College