Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Somerset counties in New Jersey along with four branches in the Montgomery County and Philadelphia markets of Pennsylvania. Today, The Bank of Princeton is comprised of twenty-three branch locations and a
comprehensive Operations Center headquartered in Princeton.
Biographies – Directors
Stephen Distler spent 25 years in the financial services industry. From 1984 to 2002 he worked at Warburg Pincus, LLC, one of the world’s pre-eminent private equity investment firms, principally serving as Managing Director and Treasurer. He is an active venture investor and a member of the board of directors of Teachers Support Network, Inc., a for-profit education company. Since 2008, he has been co-owner of Elements, a restaurant in Princeton, NJ. Stephen Distler has served on our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Distler is qualified to serve as a director due to the broad experience garnered during a lengthy career in the financial services industry, his business evaluation and development skills and his ties to the local business community.
Robert N. Ridolfi is the managing member of the law firm Robert N. Ridolfi, LLC, specializing in land use and real estate law. Since 1974, he has been both a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey and a member of U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. He is a 1970 graduate of Princeton University and a 1974 graduate of the University of Denver’s College of Law. Since 1974, Mr. Ridolfi has been a member of both the New Jersey Bar Association and the Mercer County Bar Association, where for several years he served as Chairman of the Real Estate Section. In 2014, he was appointed a member of the Mercer County Judicial and Prosecutorial Due Diligence Committee. Mr. Ridolfi is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and has served as the attorney for the Mercer County Planning Board since 2007. Mr. Ridolfi has also been a Life Governor of the Board of Trustees for the Princeton Charter Club since 2002. He has had significant experience in complex residential and commercial financing transactions. Throughout his career, Mr. Ridolfi has been active in numerous communities as well as charitable and educational organizations in the Hopewell area. Robert N. Ridolfi has served on our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Ridolfi is qualified to serve as a director due to his skills in the area of real estate law, his familiarity with our operations and his deep ties to the local community.
Martin Tuchman has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Tuchman Group, a firm with holdings in real estate, banking and international shipping, since 2007. He has served on Board of Directors of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure, LLC, a NYSE listed company, since May 2015. Mr. Tuchman served as Vice Chairman of First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, New Jersey from December 2008 to April 2015, and served as Chairman of First Choice Bank from April 2015 to December 2016. He served on the Board of Directors of Yardville National Bancorp from 2000 to 2007. He served on the Board of Directors of Horizon Lines, Inc. from November 2011 to May 2015 and on the Board of Directors of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd., from March 2011 to April 2013. Mr. Tuchman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Seton Hall University. Mr. Tuchman joined our board in September 2017. Mr. Tuchman is qualified to serve as a director due to his previous board experience, his experience as a bank director, his extensive business leadership experience and his ties to our market.
Biographies - Officers
Edward Dietzler currently serves as the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dietzler joined the Bank in September 2009 as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in March 2011. He became Acting President in January 2012 and was promoted to President of the Bank in May 2012. In June 2012, Mr. Dietzler was appointed to the board of directors of the Bank. In January 2018, he was named Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Prior to coming to the Bank, he was the Managing Director at Bear Stearns Bank and Trust in Princeton, NJ from November 2007 through August 2008. While at Bear Stearns he was responsible for all aspects of banking and mortgage operations. From May 2003 through October 2007, he was with Yardville National Bank as First Senior Vice President of Capital Markets, where he oversaw the balance sheet and capital management. Prior to that, Mr. Dietzler was with GMAC Mortgage as the Director of Risk Management from December 1997 through May 2003 and was responsible for derivative trading and balance sheet management. Mr. Dietzler is a graduate of Widener University where he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Throughout his career, Mr. Dietzler has been active in numerous community, charitable and educational organizations in the local area. Mr. Dietzler is qualified to serve as a director due to his role as the president of the Bank, his business development skills, his familiarity with our operations and his ties to our market. Under the Banking Act, the president of the Bank is required to be a director.
Karen joined the Bank in December 2007 as Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer. A career banker with over thirty five years of bank operations and consumer compliance experience, Karen is currently Senior Vice President and Director Compliance for The Bank of Princeton, and serves as the Compliance Officer for the bank. She began her career in bank operations with United Jersey Bank in Hackensack and then spent 10 years with Nat West Bank in South Plainfield. She has also worked for Fleet Bank and Summit Bank, managing large deposit operations departments at both banks. Karen also spent 2 years as a Project Manager in the Operations department at First Morris Bank and Trust.