Univest recently announced it is expanding into western Pennsylvania, specifically the greater Pittsburgh market, with the hiring of Chris Trombetta who will serve as Market President of Univest’s Western PA region. Chris joins Univest from a Pittsburgh regional bank where he served as SVP and Commercial Banking Team Leader for Western PA. Work is currently underway to identify a location to serve as Univest’s regional headquarters. In addition to building out a commercial lending team, Chris will be working with Univest’s various lines of business to ensure Univest’s full suite of financial products and services are brought into this new market.
“We are very excited to welcome Chris to the Univest family and are excited about the opportunity to enter this new market,” said Jeffrey Schweitzer, President and CEO, Univest Financial Corporation. “The success we have seen in our Central PA region demonstrates our ability to enter and grow in new markets. Our Central PA region started as a lift out of fifteen employees in 2016 and has grown to a team of more than sixty-five with $1.2 billion in loans outstanding.”
Check out the Q&A below to learn more about Chris, who brings 29 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role as Market President for Western PA.
What are you looking forward to about your new role with Univest?
I’m looking forward to tapping into my entrepreneurial spirit to create a presence in my hometown area of Pittsburgh. Bringing something new and exciting to it while establishing Univest as the Bank with which clients want to work.
Why did you decide to join Univest?
I always said it had to the be the “right” place, and Univest checks that box. With each and every person I’ve met at Univest, the message of team and fundamentals has been consistent as has been the support.
What will your initial focus be in your new role?
To provide the highest levels of client service and to make the Univest name recognizable in the Pittsburgh area market. My ability to get folks with different personalities and attributes to work together toward a common goal(s) along with my communication skills in working with clients will be an important part of my success as I build out a new team.
Where did you go to school?
I have my MBA from Robert Morris University and a BS in Marketing/Management from Gannon University.
Are you actively involved in your community?
I serve as a Board Member for The Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS) as well as a Board Member for the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce. I am also a loan committee member for Pursuit (formerly 504 Company) and a member of Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church.
What do you like to do outside of work?
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife, Cynthia, and our three wonderful children. I also love cooking, visiting wineries, fishing and sporting clays.
Univest Bank and Trust Co. is Member FDIC, Equal Opportunity and SBA Preferred Lender.