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Welcome Nicole Pedriani

Get to know Nicole:

Name: Nicole Pedriani
Current title: Vice President and Relationship Manager at Univest Bank and Trust Co.

What is your specialty or area of focus?
My areas of expertise are relationship management and community involvement. As a commercial lender, I love working with all types of business, whether professional, nonprofit, family-owned or startup. I am inspired by hearing their story of how they got to where they are and what they see for their future. It is rewarding to provide them with the tools and funding necessary to grow their business to the next level and add value as they strive to reach their goals.

I grew up in an entrepreneurial family that owns a small business and understand the sweat equity and commitment that is required. As someone who is active in my community, I believe Univest’s commitment to community, growth mindset and its dedication to its employees will allow it to thrive in the Berks County area.

Tell us about your professional experience
I have been in the banking industry since 2002. I started with a sales development program with M&T Bank and worked through the branches into small business lending and then commercial lending. Prior to joining Univest, I was a commercial loan officer at Mid Penn Bank. I received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Susquehanna University and master’s degree from University of Scranton.

Are you actively involved in your community?
I serve as an auditor for West Cocalico Township, a board member of Community Action Partnership and treasurer for Cocalico Girls Basketball Booster Club. I also completed Leadership Lancaster and United Way Leadership Chester County programs.

What are your interests outside of work? 
I love to hike, travel, spend time with friends and watch my kids play sports. I am also a huge foodie!

Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

Personal details?
I have lived in Reinholds, PA for the past 18 years with my children and our English Bulldog, Bowser.

Univest Bank and Trust Co is Member FDIC, Equal Opportunity and SBA Preferred Lender.