Our Client Testimonials

The Cerebral Palsy League, Inc.

“When the folks at Peapack Private approached us, we were looking for sensitivity and understanding of our unique situation and the importance of our mission today and in the future. At every point in our discussions it was clear that Joe Serzan and his associates were not only understanding of our needs as a non-profit, but they cared about our passion to improve the lives of the individuals that attend our programs and their families.”

“As a non-profit striving to unlock the potential of every individual who comes to us, we often ask: who will protect our future? Who will be willing and able to help our organization fulfill its mission today and in the future? These are volatile financial times, so we’ve partnered with a financial services firm that understands our need to experience reasonable capital growth, while having strong risk avoidance. Peapack Private is clearly here for us today and is committed to being here for us tomorrow.”

Patricia Tekel, Executive Director

The Cerebral Palsy League, Inc. (CPL) is committed to the philosophy of helping to unlock the potential of people with developmental disabilities to obtain their optimal level of functional independence, while maintaining their highest possible quality of life. What was once a small group serving children with cerebral palsy in Union County, has grown into a League of support services to educate and empower all age groups from Union, Essex, Middlesex and Somerset Counties. Additional information regarding the history and programs of The Cerebral Palsy League, Inc. can be found at www.thecplinc.org.

Joseph Serzan, Peapack Private Wealth Private Banker
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