About First Commons Bank

Board of Directors

Anthony G. NuzzoAnthony 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 and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the Enterprise Risk 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 serving as CEO of two established banks, Chemical Bank Delaware and Fidelity Trust Company, where he also became Chairman. 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 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. ScottArnold 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 University and a JD from Rutgers Law School. In 2013, he was elected a Trustee of Alderson-Broaddus University.

Craig D. DivinoCraig D. Divino is a member of three Bank committees: Loan; Compensation; and Corporate Governance and Nominating. Mr. Divino is Vice President and CFO of BioGreen360, Inc. an early stage environmental technology company.  He most recently was 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 startup 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.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 William Raveis-Andover LLC 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. FriedJules M. Fried is Chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee; and a member of two other Bank committees: Audit and Compliance; and Corporate Governance and Nominating. He is Vice President of US Operations for Bionik Laboratories which acquired Interactive Motion Technologies, a medical device company where he was CEO which specialized in robotic rehabilitation equipment for stroke victims and others suffering from neuro-muscular disorders. He is also founder and Managing Director of JM Fried & Co., a business growth advisory firm. Previously, he was a Principal of Atlantic VIC, a technology venture development firm. Prior to joining Atlantic VIC, 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 generation 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 and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA. He holds a JD degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and is a graduate of Princeton University.

Peter F. MawnPeter F. Mawn is Chairman of the Compensation Committee; and a member of two other Bank committees: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee; and Enterprise Risk Management. He is a founding partner of Oakmont Partners, LLC, a Boston-based wealth management firm. Mr. Mawn has had over forty 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.

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