Office of the Chair

Steve Issa

Executive Vice President, New England Market President and Chief Lending Officer – CUBI

Steve Issa is the New England Market President, Chief Lending Officer and a member of the Office of the Chair at Customers Bank. Issa is directly responsible for the Bank’s New England Commercial, Commercial Finance and Specialty Lending Groups, and manages loan commitments in excess of $2 billion.

Issa, who has been in the banking industry for more than 40 years, joined Customers Bank in 2013. Earlier in his career, Issa served as executive vice president and managing director of commercial/specialty lending at Flagstar Bank. Prior to Flagstar Bank, he spent thirteen years at Sovereign/Santander as regional president and managing director for the Southern New England commercial/specialty/retail banking group. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of executive positions with FleetBoston Financial and Shawmut Bank.

Issa is very active in the Rhode Island community and presently serves on multiple boards. Issa is currently on the boards of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Beacon Mutual Insurance, Presidents Council at Providence College, Miriam Hospital and the Governor’s Commodore Advisory Boards.

A native of Rhode Island, Issa earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.

He resides in Cumberland, Rhode Island.