SVP, Director of Operations

S&W has been retained by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (NYSE: BHB, to manage the search for a talented Senior Vice President, Director of Operations to join their team.

Founded in 1887, BHB is an approximately $3.7B community bank, the 3rd largest bank headquartered in the State of Maine. The bank employees 500 professionals, operates 54 retail locations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and has established business lines across commercial and residential lending and wealth management. In the 10 years that the bank’s current President & CEO, Curtis Simard, has led the institution the bank has more than tripled in size through both organic expansion as well as the acquisition of New Hampshire-based Lake Sunapee Bank and its subsidiary Charter Trust Company. BHB is publicly traded and is a consistent top performer nationally as measured by key financial metrics of earnings and efficiencies as well as by customer satisfaction survey data on service and trust levels. The bank was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the “World’s Best Banks,” one of only 75 in the US and one of only 3 in New England. BHB is regulated by the FDIC and Maine Bureau of Financial Institutions. The bank is a fantastic employer, having built a culture of performance, service, and accountability, and a great corporate citizen, giving and volunteering generously in the communities it serves.

Reporting to the bank’s CIO & Operations Director, the SVP, Director of Operations will oversee a knowledgeable and tenured team of bank operations professionals. The position will directly manage 3 officer-level direct reports and lead a total team of approximately 30 FTE. This position is responsible for providing strategic direction, advanced technical guidance, and leadership to the Deposit Operations, Loan Servicing, Retail Operations, and Account Reconciliation Teams. 

For additional information about this exciting regional bank leadership role, please contact a member of the S&W Search Team: Cameron Boyd, Managing Partner ( or Darcy Flaherty, Senior Associate (




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