Kaplan Partners Leading CFO Search for Old Point National Bank

February 23, 2017 – Executive search firm Kaplan Partners has been retained by Old Point National Bank to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO Laurie Grabow plans to retire this summer after three decades with the Hampton, VA-based bank.

“Laurie’s dedication through the recession positioned our company well for the future,” said Rob Shuford Jr., Old Point National Bank’s president and chief executive officer. “She certainly won’t be easy to replace, but we are confident that a strong candidate who believes in the values of community banking will emerge.”

From Banking to Recruiting

Based in Philadelphia, Kaplan Partners specializes in conducting searches for C-level executives primarily in the financial services, corporate financial, private investor and technology sectors. The firm has completed over 50 assignments for financial institution CEOs.


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Over the past year, it has recruited top leaders for Bar Harbor Bank & TrustFirst National Bank of ElmerMascoma Savings Bank, Citizens & Northern Corporation, Northfield Savings Bank, and Windham Professionals, Inc. Just recently, the firm tapped William C. Calderara as president and CEO of Ulster Savings Bank. He came to Ulster with more than 25 years of banking experience, most recently from Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in Connecticut as president and CEO.

Alan Kaplan launched Kaplan Partners in 1994 after beginning his corporate banking career with First Pennsylvania Bank and Philadelphia Savings Fund Society. Industry associations and the media regularly turn to Mr. Kaplan for his opinions on leadership and talent issues and trends.

Banks Turn to Search Firms

Like all financial institutions, banks continue to turn to executive recruiting firms to find new leaders. Here’s a look at just a few of the more important recent searches from across the sector found in the Hunt Scanlon Media Archives:

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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