EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Customers Bank
Phil Watkins joined Customers Bank in January 2020 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the bank. In his role as Chief Financial Officer for Customers Bank, Phil provides vital strategic financial insights and oversight and plays a pivotal role in shaping the bank’s financial strategies, capital allocation, and investment decisions to drive the organization’s long-term success. He was previously Head of Real Estate and Digital Lending at the bank.
Prior to joining Customers Bank, Phil was a principal at a real estate focused private equity firm making investments primarily in New York City. He previously worked in private equity and real estate investing at a number of firms including Morgan Stanley.
Phil holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida.