|Thomas X. Geisel is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Bancorp, Inc. and Sun National Bank.
Mr. Geisel joined Sun in January 2008 and brings more than 20 years of financial services experience to his position. His background is well diversified and includes experience in investment banking, private equity investing, commercial banking and executive management.
Prior to joining Sun, Mr. Geisel held a number of positions with KeyCorp. He joined Key in July 1999 in New York City where he served as Managing Director of Investment Banking for the East and West Regions of KeyBanc Capital Markets (formerly McDonald Investments’ Key Business Advisory Services division). In 2002, he was promoted to President of Key’s Capital Region New York District and subsequently to Regional Executive for Commercial Banking for which he relocated to Albany, New York. From 2005 through 2007, he served as President for KeyBank’s Northeast Region, which comprised eight districts across New York, New England and Florida, with assets of approximately $20 billion and revenue exceeding $550 million.
Mr. Geisel’s other experience includes representing the U.S. Department of Justice in various capacities domestically and as a diplomat in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Geisel has spoken on topical business, financial and economic issues and trends. His banking and financial insight and expertise have been showcased on prominent business news networks and online media including Bloomberg News, CNBC, Fox Business Channel, TheStreet.com and NJN/NJTV as well as on several regional, expert panels such as the Rutgers Quarterly Business Outlook. He also has contributed to articles that appeared in national publications, including American Banker, US Banker and The Wall Street Journal. Under Mr. Geisel’s tenure, Sun National Bank was chosen by Forbes as one of the nation’s Most Trustworthy Companies. In 2011, Mr. Geisel was named by NJBiz as one of New Jersey’s “50 Most Powerful People in Banking”.
Active in both business and community organizations, Mr. Geisel is a member of the Board of Directors and the Ad-hoc Strategic Planning Committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Southern New Jersey Development Council (SNJDC) and a member of the Nominating Advisory Committee (FRNAC) of the Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Bankers Association and the Atlantic County Community Development Corporation (CDC).
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