Santander ranks among the world’s largest banks, with a market cap of nearly $70 billion and about $1.4 trillion in assets under management. A bank that size would obviously have a presence in the U.S. and Santander is no different. And doing business in this country usually means doing business in the New York/New Jersey region.
In fact, Santander operates more than 100 branches and employs over 1,100 people in New Jersey. So what does that business look like and how does it work? For this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with Ellen Marshall, an executive vice president of Santander and regional head of Middle Market Banking for New York and Jersey.
Marshall discussed the bank’s priorities in the region, what business owners and executives should look out for over the coming months and how a global financial services giant serves local communities.
“We’re very flat organization, we put senior people in front of clients and prospects,” she said. “We have very active board members, so I think part of our secret sauce is having very senior teams in touch with clients and prospects, which is unusual. I’ve worked in a lot of big banks that’s really not a typical thing.”