Bridgehampton National Bank
Kevin M. O’Connor is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB). Since assuming the role in January 2008, the company, with current assets of $3.8 billion, has experienced steady and continued growth. With over 25 years tenure in the financial services industry, O’Connor has been at the forefront of identifying and executing strategic alternatives; focusing on both organic growth, opportunistic acquisitions while maintaining the legacy and culture of BNB. Under his leadership BNB continues to deliver consistently strong financial returns while expanding its reputation as a community bank supporting the communities it serves. Along with the BNB team of banking professionals, he places a high priority on developing and fostering long term relationships with local entrepreneurs and business professionals, He understands local markets and believes be providing a customer focused, personal approach at all levels BNB help promote economic growth and job creation.
O’Connor earned an Associate’s Degree in accounting from Suffolk County Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Adelphi University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the NYS Society of Certified Public Accountants. He sits on the board of the New York State Bankers Association.
Committed to community involvement, O’Connor is a past president and Advisory board member of Suffolk County Council of the Boy Scouts of America as well as a Board Member of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. He was recently appointed to the American Red Cross on Long Island Board of Directors. He is a former chair of the executive committee of the American Heart Association Heart of the Hamptons Gala.
Mr. O’Connor was recently named one of Long Island’s top CEO’s by Long Island Business News reflecting the dramatic growth and strong performance of BNB over the course of his tenure. He has also been honored for his proactive role in helping the non-profit community by McGann Mercy High School, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Suffolk Community College and Boy Scouts Suffolk County Chapter, among others. He has three sons and resides in both Patchogue and Southold, New York.
Bridge Bancorp, Inc., a New York corporation (NASDAQ:BDGE), is a one bank holding company engaged in commercial banking and financial services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB). Established in 1910 by farmers and merchants, the Bank has been committed to the tenants of community banking for over 100 years.