Saitta comes to Ridgewood with more than 20 years experience in residential mortgage lending, where he has worked on both the retail and wholesale sides of the business. Previously, Saitta was the director of sales and operations for Trump Mortgage, LLC. He has also worked for Astoria Federal Savings Bank as an officer and manager of mortgage originations; European American Bank (EAB) as vice president; and Great Western Mortgage Bank as regional manager and bank officer.
Saitta will be responsible for new product development and implementation. He will also oversee Ridgewood’s residential mortgage account team and the operations of the bank’s mortgage centers in Hicksville, Garden City Park, and Glendale, New York.
William C. McGarry, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Ridgewood Savings Bank, said, “We are pleased to welcome Arthur Saitta to the Ridgewood Savings Bank family. Art brings a proven expertise in real estate financing that will certainly assist prospective and current homeowners in realizing their dreams.” McGarry continued, “Investing and reinvesting in the neighborhoods we serve is one of the core missions of our community-focused bank.”
Arthur Saitta commented, “I am truly excited to have joined Ridgewood Savings Bank and am looking forward to continuing its history of providing customers with personalized mortgage services tailored precisely to meet their needs. I am proud to be a part of that tradition.”
Ridgewood Savings Bank also announced that vice president Stephen Matvya has retired after 14 years of distinguished service to the bank. His retirement capped a 30-year career in the mortgage industry. “We would like to extend our best wishes to Stephen Matvya in his retirement,” McGarry said.
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