The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has appointed two financial services professionals to its senior leadership team.
Barbara Smith joins The Coop as executive vice president, chief banking and strategy officer, and Scott Kwarta has been named executive vice president and chief risk officer.
Smith’s career spans more than three decades, most recently serving as senior vice president at Cleveland-based KeyBank. At KeyBank, she led the company’s Key4Women initiative, providing insight, tools and support to female entrepreneurs and leaders.
Smith will oversee the strategies associated with client journey, data and market share statistics, sales processes, products, and product innovation. She will also oversee the bank’s delivery strategy and channels – mobile and digital banking and design, branch strategy, and ATM/ITM networks.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University, where she also serves as president-elect of the school’s National Alumni Board of Directors.
Kwarta joins the organization with more than 25 years of experience in senior roles at several leading financial institutions in New England, including Workers Credit Union, UniBank for Savings, BankNewport and Citizens Financial Group.
Kwarta, a certified public accountant, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fordham University.
He will be in charge of developing an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Strategy and Program and also oversee information security, information technology, credit, compliance, and operations.