With over 35 years of experience in building and restructuring businesses in the financial sector, Gary Lieberman serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board at Darien Rowayton Bank. He is also the founder and CEO of West Side Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor, and sits on the boards of several non-profit organizations.+
In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees for the Riverdale Country School, Gary sits on the Board of Directors for the Leif Nissen Foundation, Urban Dove, and the Evans Team Foundation.
Gary holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.–
With extensive experience in banking and consumer finance, Aryea Aranoff serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank, advising and executing on product strategy and growth opportunities. +
Previously, Aryea held positions in strategic consulting at McKinsey & Co., with additional experience in investment banking and capital fundraising.
Aryea earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.–
With over 25 years of experience in financial services, John Chung serves as Chief Operating Officer for Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank, leading the bank’s operations, enterprise risk, human resources, and information technology programs.+
John previously held a variety of executive risk management positions at JP Morgan Chase and American Express.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at Wheaton College and MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. –
Alyssa has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience in the financial services and travel industries. She is the Chief Marketing Officer of Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank, responsible for all aspects of marketing including brand development, customer acquisition and experience. +
Previously, Alyssa held several positions at American Express including Head of Marketing and Communications at American Express Global Business Travel.
Alyssa earned her BBA from The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and her MBA from Columbia University.–
Bringing more than 15 years of finance and risk management expertise to his role, George Sclavos is the Chief Financial Officer of Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank, where he maintains responsibility for financial planning, compliance, corporate development, and capital markets, among others.+
Previously, George held executive positions at Alcar, CAN Capital, and First Financial Funding & Investments where his work spanned accounting, audit, treasury, and financial planning, reporting, and analysis.
George holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.–
A seasoned attorney and compliance executive, Josh Van Hulst acts as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank. He is responsible for all of the bank’s ethics and regulatory programs, and serves as in-house counsel for all legal matters.+
An expert in global financial services compliance and legal analysis, Josh spent 15 years at GE Capital where he held executive positions in compliance and regulatory, anti-corruption and fraud, issue and audit management, and sanctions.
Josh holds an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a JD from Washington and Lee University.–
Bringing over 30 years of banking experience to his role, Syd Ally acts as Deputy COO and Head of Consumer Lending at Darien Rowayton Bank. Syd earned his MBA at St. John’s University.
Experienced in investment banking and private equity, Jenny Chou is the Chief Business Development Officer of Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank. Jenny holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Leveraging nearly a decade of experience in securitized products and banking, Noah Cooper serves as Vice President of Capital Markets at Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank. Noah earned his bachelor’s degree at Columbia University.
A seasoned engineer and software entrepreneur, Arjun Sirrah serves as Vice President of Engineering at Laurel Road and Darien Rowayton Bank. Arjun holds a degree in Finance & Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University.