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Phil Watkins

EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Customers Bancorp, Inc.

Phil Watkins is the Chief Financial Officer of Customers Bancorp, Inc. and a member of the Executive Committee and serves on several other management committees.

Phil served as CFO of the Customers Bank subsidiary from January 2023 to present. In that capacity, he provided vital strategic financial insights and oversight, and played a pivotal role in shaping the bank’s financial strategies, capital allocation, investment decisions, and investor relations to help drive the organization’s long-term success.

Phil joined Customers Bank in January 2020 and in previous roles lead the bank’s Real Estate and Digital Lending groups. 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 real estate private equity investing at Morgan Stanley.

Watkins holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BSBA in Finance cum laude from the University of Florida.