From branch management to executive management, our leaders carry the torch high and proud, to ensure that we always deliver on our LifeDesign promise. They believe the most strongly in our mission, vision, and values and work the hardest to help our entire organization bring you the best and most honest decisions when it comes to your money. And above all else, they will stop at nothing to make sure that every client, community member, and employee is treated with the respect and care they deserve.
Our Executive Management
Chairman & CEO: Edward F. Manzi Jr.
A Webster, Massachusetts native, Ed Manzi graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.S. in Accounting. He then earned his M.B.A. with high distinction in 1992 from Bentley College and is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.
Ed held executive management positions at several New England community banks. After serving as the President & CEO of the Shirley Co-operative Bank for seven years, he became President & CEO of Fidelity Bank in July of 1997. Under his leadership the bank has expanded significantly throughout Central Massachusetts, developed the exclusive LifeDesign approach to banking, and significantly broadened the banking business model to include strong and growing Commercial Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Investment & Insurance divisions. In August 2010, Manzi was appointed Chairman of Fidelity Bank.
Ed has received awards from the Nashua Valley Council of Boy Scouts in recognition of his distinguished citizenship, Northern Worcester County Association of Realtors, Mount Wachusett Community College, and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce for his support of the Central Massachusetts community. In addition, under his leadership, Fidelity Bank has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of The Top Places to Work in Massachusetts six times and by North American Energy Efficiency Partnership and the Worcester Business Journal for their “green” building initiatives as well as recognition from American Banker magazine for innovation in Banking.
In addition to his responsibilities at the Bank, Ed is the Founder and Chairman of the Shine Initiative; a member of the Board of Directors of the Co-operative Central Bank, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Gardner Visiting Nurses Association; a member of the Audit Committee for the United Way of North Central Massachusetts; as well as many other Board and civic involvements.
President & COO: Christopher W. McCarthy
A Lunenburg native and resident of Holden, Chris McCarthy has over 20 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, in an array of roles at banks across Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Nichols College in Dudley Massachusetts where he earned both an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
His experience includes several years in various community retail banking positions, as well as both regional and national, executive-level experience in wealth management. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President, Head of Institutional Trust & Retirement Plan Services for TD Bank, responsible on a national basis to lead and grow this group across the franchise. Prior to that Chris held leadership roles at Enterprise Bank, Banknorth, and Safety Fund Bank. In 2012, Chris joined the leadership team as General Manager at Customer Engineering Services (CES), a 600+ employee field services organization which serves some of the largest retailers in the U.S. and Canada. In 2013, he became a member of the Fidelity Bank Board of Directors. In October 2015, Chris joined Fidelity Bank as President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for Retail, Investment & Insurance, Deposit Operations, and Information Technology.
During the course of his career, Chris has served in various capacities for over 20 different community, civic, and non-profit organizations. Currently he is engaged in alumni relations and fundraising for his alma mater, Nichols College, serving as co-chair of the Nichols College President’s Society and is also a member of the College’s Business Advisory Board. In addition, he has previously served as an executive board member of the Nashua Valley Scouts of America and as a board member of the Fitchburg Historical Society.
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