Our Client Testimonials


“We were not actively looking for a new bank, but after a chance meeting with Joseph Serzan, our interest was piqued because he showed a sincere desire to help us. He took the time to learn about our organization, asked all the right questions, and had all the right answers. We realized Peapack Private Wealth Management had exactly what we needed, and Joe and his team helped us to manage our switch. They even took the time to explain to our Board of Directors and staff why it was important to move our financial relationship. We have never had such a good partnership with a so-called ‘vendor.’ We wouldn’t even use that word!”
Kathy Collins, Executive Director

MonmouthCares provides comprehensive care management for families with children who have emotional and behavioral challenges, and may also have developmental disabilities, substance use, and/or physical health challenges. The organization creates “teams” with affected families that include concerned family members and professionals who know the youth. Together, they create plans for each individual that address 12 life domains. MonmouthCares arranges for the services and resources to implement each plan and works with each “team” until everyone feels their needs are met and that they can manage the created plans on their own. The care management program at MonmouthCares serves almost 900 families and is provided at no charge, through dedicated funds provided by the State of New Jersey.

Joseph Serzan, Wealth Advisor, Peapack Private Wealth Management
Dear Valued Shareholder,

On behalf of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation and all of its wholly owned divisions and subsidiaries, I hope you and your families are safe and healthy.

These are certainly unprecedented times for everyone, but it is during times like these that I find comfort and security in knowing that I am not alone. It is my hope that you feel the same, and that you know Peapack-Gladstone Bank and its team of hard-working employees are here for you.

For nearly 100 years, we have put our clients and our communities first. These are two of our most important core principles, which we stand by each and every day. These statements truly define who we are and exemplify our commitment to doing the right thing, providing a trusted relationship for clients, even during extremely difficult times.

The theme of our 2019 Annual Report is “Focused on the Client.” The decision to follow this theme throughout the Report was made well before the Coronavirus entered our lives, but I feel strongly that it rings even more true today than ever before. Although much has changed during the last few months, our commitment to our clients, and our focus on our clients, will never waiver. Whether it is through support of our community organizations in need with funds or volunteers, or through loan or financing relief for our commercial and consumer clients, or specifically through offering Paycheck Protection Program assistance for our small businesses, we will always provide a steady hand.

I am proud of our 2019 accomplishments and that we were able to deliver a seventh year of record results for our shareholders. The enclosed report tells our story, which I hope you will also take pride in.

As we look ahead to our new normal, we will continue to keep our shareholders, our clients, our communities and our employees at the forefront. This will drive our success.

Respectfully yours,

Douglas L. Kennedy
President & CEO
Peapack-Gladstone Bank