John J. Dowling recently joined First County Bank as an assistant vice president and business development officer. Dowling comes to First County with 15 years experience in the financial services industry.
Most recently, Dowling, was vice president and senior business development officer for Darien Rowayton Bank, where he managed a loan portfolio of $80 million and deposits of $100 million. He achieved the highest level of residential and commercial mortgage production at the bank between 2008 and 2010.
At First County Bank, Dowling implements business development initiatives to attract new customer relationships. In conjunction with business banking and retail divisions, he generates new commercial and retail lending and deposit accounts, and expands existing account relationships.
From 2001 to 2007, Dowling was vice president and senior financial specialist at Wachovia Bank N.A. in Stamford, managing a $150 million book of business spread across all asset classes. He also has worked at UBS/Paine Webber in Stamford and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., in Boston.
“We’re excited to have Jack join the team here at First County Bank,” said Kathy Harris, president and chief operating officer. “He brings a solid background in financial services and sales to help us grow in lower Fairfield County. His experience in financial planning, underwriting and sales will contribute to our efforts to grow market share and service customers from all sides of the business.” Dowling earned a Series 7, 63 and 65, and life and health licenses within a sixth-month period.
Dowling is a board member of the Stamford YMCA and is an active member of the Darien Fire Dept. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Northeastern University in 1996. He lives in Stamford with his wife, Jeanette, and two children. He enjoys competing in sports and traveling to new places with his family.