People: Bankwell Financial Group Inc (BWFG.OQ)
23 Aug 2019
Mr. Christopher Gruseke is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Company & Bank. He has also been appointed as CEO of the Company's subsidiary, Bankwell Bank, and to the Board of Directors of the Company and Bank. He Chief Strategic Officer of Bank and Company. He was Director of Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. He was a founding investor and Director of Bankwell Financial Group's predecessors, BNC Financial Group, Inc., and The Bank of New Canaan. Mr. Gruseke brings 30 years of capital markets, operations, sales and finance experience to his role at the Company. Most recently, he was a member of the Executive Committee at CRT Capital, a Stamford, Connecticut-based broker/dealer. He previously served as Co-Chief Operating Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of Greenwich Capital Markets. In his capacity as Chief Strategic Officer, Mr. Gruseke will report to the Company's present Executive Chairman, Blake S. Drexler, and work with the Management Team to grow the Company profitably in accordance with its strategic plan. Mr. Gruseke is a longtime resident of New Canaan, Connecticut, where he resides with his wife and three children. He is actively involved in the community, including St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and has trained as a Chaplain in the Greenwich Hospital system. He earned a B.A. at Williams College and an M.S. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
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