A big key to Ed Blaskey’s success has been the ability to adapt to changing conditions and effectively collaborate with stakeholders.
As executive managing director of Middle Market Banking for Metro New York/Long Island/New England and Pennsylvania for Webster Bank, Ed is responsible for building and managing commercial banking teams throughout the mid-Atlantic footprint.
Prior to joining Webster Bank (formerly Sterling National Bank) in May 2017, Ed was TD Bank’s market president for suburban New York and Long Island.
In this capacity, Ed was responsible for commercial lending activities and commercial deposit growth on Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley.
Ed has more than 40 years of banking experience and joined TD Bank (formerly Commerce Bank) in 2001 as regional vice president to help launch the Long Island market for the bank. He was instrumental in expanding TD Bank Long Island’s retail franchise and commercial lending business lines.
Prior to joining TD in 2001, he spent 10 years at EAB in numerous commercial lending capacities, the most recent as group vice president of the Long Island community lending group.
Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Chase (legacy Chemical Bank) in numerous lending roles on Long Island and in New York City.
Ed received a B.S. from Adelphi University in banking and finance. He is a past president of Advancement for Commerce, Industry & Technology as well as a past member of the board of trustees for the DNA Dolan Learning Center, an operating unit of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
He is a current member of the board of directors for the Long Island Association and the United Veterans Beacon House.
For others looking to lead in this field, Ed says it is important to diversify your skill set across different bank channels and push out of your comfort zone.
“My career path was driven by hard work, building strong relationships, and focusing both on the success of my teams and clients,” Ed says.
In changing times, Ed notes that it’s important to be proactive in communications with clients and colleagues alike.
“Building deep and trusting relationships allows for consistent results while dealing with challenges,” he says. “With the merger of Webster and Sterling I was asked to take on responsibilities in New England and Pennsylvania, two new markets for me. We have been able to successfully integrate ‘best practices’ of each organization, which has enabled strong and sustainable results in year one.”