Board of Directors
- Anthony G. Nuzzo
- Arnold D. Scott
- Craig D. Divino
- Joseph B. (JB) Doherty, Jr.
- Jules M. Fried
- Peter N. Gordon
- Peter F. Mawn
- Shannon O'Brien
Anthony G. Nuzzo is the Chairman, President & CEO of First Commons Bank and was the Bank's Primary Organizer during its organizational phase. He is Chairman of the Loan Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. He is also a member of the Investment and Asset-Liability Management Committee. Prior to First Commons Bank, Mr. Nuzzo started an Internet Bank for Marsh & McLennan as Chairman, President & CEO and separately, he has founded his own start-up businesses. His career includes running two established banks, Chemical Bank Delaware and Fidelity Trust Company. He also ran small business divisions for two regional banks, Citizens and TD Banknorth. His career began with ten years in packaged goods marketing with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson before transitioning into financial services with American Express. In 2010, Mr. Nuzzo was the recipient of American Business Awards’ prestigious Stevie Award for Financial Services Executive of the Year. In 2012, Mr. Nuzzo released his now award-winning book, The Business PACT: Connecting Business Thinking with Daily Living. He is a member of the Board of Overseers at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is a board member of the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce and the Newton Community Pride organization. He has a BA from Boston College where he graduated as a “Scholar of the College” and an MBA from Columbia University where he graduated with “The Business School Service Award.”
Arnold D. Scott is the Vice Chairman of the Bank and Lead Outside Director. He was also an organizer of the Bank. Mr. Scott is Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee. He is Vice Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the Compensation Committee. He is a financial services executive who enjoyed a 32 year career with MFS Investment Management, a major US investment management firm located in Boston. For his last ten years at MFS, he served as a board member and management committee member. Mr. Scott currently serves on the boards of directors of Pneuron Corp, Sevo Nutraceuticals, Inc. and Hub Management. He also is active in the Boston area “angel” investing community as a member of Hub Angels, an Advisory Board Member of The Capital Network, and as an adviser to early stage companies. Mr. Scott received a BA from Alderson-Broaddus College and a JD from Rutgers Law School.
Craig D. Divino is a member of three Bank committees: Loan; Compensation; and Corporate Governance and Nominating. Mr. Divino is a Managing Director with Oakmont Partners LLC providing wealth management services to high net worth individuals. For 25 years beginning in 1979, Mr. Divino was a partner with the consulting firm of Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM), an operations strategy consulting firm. He led PRTM's international expansion, during which time he spent more than ten years living and working in Europe. Prior to leaving PRTM, Mr. Divino led the Financial Services practice and sat on the firm's Executive Committee. Subsequent to PRTM, Mr. Divino spent several years as the President and CEO of Integrated Development Enterprise, a start up application software company. Mr. Divino received his undergraduate degree in economics from Boston College and an MBA from Boston College.
Joseph B. (JB) Doherty, Jr. is a member of three Bank committees: Loan; Audit and Compliance; and Corporate Governance and Nominating. He is an Owner/Broker of Prudential Howe Doherty Realtors in Andover. Mr. Doherty is a member of the Northeast Association of REALTORS, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS. He is a past President of Lawrence Boys & Girls Club and the Lawrence Rotary Club. Mr. Doherty received the "Distinguished Citizen of 2001"Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He was also the Greater Lawrence Board of Realtors REALTOR of the Year in 1986. Mr. Doherty is a graduate of Brown University and has numerous REALTOR designations.
Jules M. Fried is a member of two Bank committees: Audit and Compliance, and Corporate Governance and Nominating. He is a Principal at Atlantic VIC, a technology venture development business, and owner of JM Fried & Co., an investment, consulting and recruitment firm. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of The Lappin Company, a Boston-based recruitment firm specializing in hard-to-find life science hires and co-founder of Strictly Personal, Inc., a web-based software company providing correspondence and management tools for non-profit fundraising. Before that, he built and led a two-time Inc. 500 digital printing peripheral equipment manufacturer as a founding management team member. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fried was a partner in the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, having co-founded the firm that became their Boston office. Mr. Fried started his legal career in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice and was part of the team responsible for the litigation resulting in the breakup of AT&T. Mr. Fried serves on the Finance and Audit committees of Gann Academy in Waltham, MA, holds a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and is a graduate of Princeton University.
Peter N. Gordon is Chairman of the Investment and Asset Liability Management Committee; and a member of two additional Bank committees: Audit and Compliance; and Corporate Governance and Nominating. He is a Senior Vice President of Payment Network Solutions at FIS supporting the strategic direction, profitability and long-range growth of the Payment Network Solutions group. Mr. Gordon’s responsibility also includes PayNet, the industry’s first global real-time non-card based payments network for domestic and international money movement. FIS is a leading global provider of technology and services to the financial services industry, serving more than 14,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Previously, Mr. Gordon was a partner at eCom Advisors, which was sold to FIS in April of 2010. eCom Advisors was a strategic financial services consulting firm specializing in developing the next generation of direct banking services, including applications for online and mobile banking, online account opening for loans and deposits and electronic bill payment. Mr. Gordon has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, IT and banking and is a recognized speaker on e-commerce, direct banking and CRM related topics. Prior to joining eCom Advisors, Mr. Gordon served as a Senior Vice President of the Direct Bank for RBS Citizens, where he was responsible for online banking, bill payment and the bank’s web and phone banking sales channels. Prior to working at RBS Citizens, Mr. Gordon spent 15 years as a consultant for EDS, KPMG, Renaissance and ZEFER serving leading financial services companies as well as several early and mid-stage companies. Mr. Gordon has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Syracuse University and has an MBA from Babson College. He has also completed Executive Education at the MIT Sloan School.
Peter F. Mawn is Chairman of the Compensation Committee; and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He is a founding partner of Oakmont Partners, LLC, a Boston based wealth management firm. Mr. Mawn has had over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, including senior positions at John Hancock, Fidelity Investments and Sun Life Financial. He has held executive positions in personal trust services, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds and private equity products. Mr. Mawn has a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Shannon P. O'Brien is a member of three Bank committees: Audit and Compliance; Investment and Asset-Liability Management; and Corporate Governance and Nominating. Ms. O’Brien is the former State Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She created the Money Conference for Women, a financial literacy program; chaired the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board; and under her leadership the State Lottery returned hundreds of millions in local aid to cities and towns. Elected at age 27 to the Massachusetts Legislature, she made history as the first woman to serve as State Treasurer and in again in 2002 as the first woman nominated by a major party for governor. She graduated from Yale and Boston University School of Law. Ms. O’Brien has worked as a litigation attorney, a health care executive, and was an Emmy nominated investigative reporter for WB56 News. From 2005-2008 she served as CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Boston. Ms. O’Brien served as chair of the ad hoc pension reform commission for the New York State Comptroller. Currently, she works as a business advisor to cutting edge technology firms in clean tech, financial services, and health care. She serves on the advisory boards for F Squared, a registered investment advisor specializing in quantitative investment processes, Free Flow Power, a hydrokinetic energy developer, and Smartleaf, the market leader in overlay management technology.