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Valley Green Bank Management Team

Jay R. Goldstein, President, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Mr. Goldstein is President of Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. and a member of its Board of Directors. He was a founder of Valley Green Bank and served as its President and CEO and as a member of its Board of Directors from 2005-2014. Mr. Goldstein was formerly a partner in the law firm of Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker LLP, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, public and private finance, and real estate with particular expertise in emerging businesses and economic development. Mr. Goldstein was appointed by Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter as Vice Chairman of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and has served in that capacity since 2008. He is the Treasurer of the Mastery Charter Foundation, a non-profit corporation focused on funding for Philadelphia's Mastery Charter Schools. Mr. Goldstein is on the board of the Einstein Health Network and is Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter's representative to the board of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) where he chairs the loan committee. In addition, Mr. Goldstein has been active in the local Northwest Philadelphia community. He has served as President of the Board of Directors of Mt. Airy USA, a community development corporation, and a board member of the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District. Mr. Goldstein graduated in 1987 from the American University, Washington College of Law, where he received the school's Outstanding Graduate Award and was editor-in-chief of the American University Journal of International Law. Mr. Goldstein received his undergraduate degree with honors in 1984 from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was chosen commencement speaker.

Peter Bucci, Chief Lending Officer, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Mr. Bucci is Chief Lending Officer for Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Valley Green Bank. Before joining Valley Green Bank in 2008, Mr. Bucci was with Willow Grove Bank as Vice President of Commercial Lending for 12 years. He started his banking career in 1980 with First Pennsylvania Bank, then Bank Hapoalim, First Executive Bank, and United Valley Bank. Mr. Bucci graduated from LaSalle University in 1980 with a BS in Accounting.

Matthew W. Rosato, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and Market Manager, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Mr. Rosato is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and Market Manager for Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. For the past five years Mr. Rosato was Vice President at M&T Bank managing a group of commercial lenders in the Greater Philadelphia region. At PNC Bank where he started his banking career, Mr.. Rosato managed a region of ten retail branches in Montgomery County. After graduating from The Haverford School, he received a B.A. in International Business from Lehigh University. Mr.. Rosato supports several non-profits in the community and currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Central Bucks YMCA.

Debra Palochak, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and Team Leader, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Ms. Palochak is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending and Team Leader for Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. Ms. Palochak has been a Vice President in the Radnor Business Center of Valley Green Bank for the past 6 years.  Prior to joining Valley Green Bank, Ms. Palochak was a Vice President of Commercial Lending for National Penn Bank in St. Davids, PA.. Ms. Palochak supports several community non-profits.

Matthew Graham, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Mr. Graham is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. Mr. Graham has been a Vice President in the Radnor Business Center of Valley Green Bank for the past 6 years.  Prior to joining Valley Green Bank, Mr. Graham was a Vice President of Commercial Lending for National Penn Bank in St. Davids, PA, where he started his career.  After graduating from Abington High School, Mr. Graham received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and subsequently received his MBA from West Chester University. Mr. Graham is active in supporting area youth athletic leagues.

Dale Thistlethwaite, Vice President and Mt. Airy Branch Manager, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Ms. Thistlethwaite is a Vice President and Mt. Airy branch manager of Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. Prior to this, Ms. Thistlethwaite was Vice President and the branch manager of Valley Green Bank's Mt. Airy branch. She started out in banking at the age of seventeen as a teller at Hamilton Reliance Savings in Mt. Airy which eventually became National Penn Bank. At National Penn Bank, Ms. Thistlethwaite was an Assistant Manager in the Chestnut Hill branch and the branch manager in East Falls. In 2005 with the inception of Valley Green Bank, she was hired as the assistant manager in Mt. Airy.

Frank Pizzo, Vice President and South Philadelphia Branch Manager, Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co.

Mr. Pizzo is a Vice President and the South Philadelphia branch manager of Valley Green Bank, a Division of Univest Bank and Trust Co. Most recently, Mr. Pizzo was Vice President and the South Philadelphia branch manager of Valley Green Bank. Prior to this position, Mr. Pizzo was Vice President at St. Edmonds Federal Savings Bank with responsibilities in commercial and consumer lending. Mr. Pizzo was also a Market Manager at Citizens Bank. Mr. Pizzo attended St. Joseph's University.

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