Meet Our Team

  • Senior Vice President, Director of Private Bank Lending
    Peter Russell is Senior Vice President and Director of Private Bank Lending providing tailored liquidity and capital solutions to the High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth market. Peter is responsible for developing solutions to the credit needs of the affluent market, whether it be a residential mortgage, a loan to support a new business venture or any other customized credit facility. Peter collaborates with the Private Bank executive team, their clients, and the various Commercial and Consumer divisions of Webster Bank in developing these tailored solutions. Peter has over 25 years experience in HNW/Ultra HNW lending and commercial lending as both a Relationship Manager and Senior Credit Officer. Before joining Webster, Peter served as Chief Credit Officer of Bankwell Financial Group (formerly Bank of New Canaan) in New Canaan, CT. Prior to that he had the position of Senior Credit Officer in the private banking divisions of HSBC Bank USA and The Bank of New York, and Relationship Manager at Wachovia Private Bank, Chase Manhattan Private Bank, Fleet Private Bank and Citigroup.   Peter is a graduate of Fairfield University where he received his BS in Finance in 1983.  He lives in Fairfield, CT with his wife and two sons.  
    Phone
    (203) 328-8110

  • SVP, Head of Private Banking
    Peter M. Gabriel heads Webster Private Bank, the division of Webster Bank responsible for serving the banking, lending, investment management, planning and fiduciary needs of high net worth clients, their families and related charitable entities across the entire Webster footprint. Mr. Gabriel has more than 20 years of experience serving the financial needs of high net worth clients. Before joining Webster, he served as Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor in the Greenwich, CT, office of The Private Bank at Wells Fargo where he was a top producer. In addition, during his tenure there, he served as The Business Bank Channel Coordinator, was a member of the Connecticut leadership team, and managed a Wealth Advisor associate program. Previously, he served as a Private Bank Business Development Officer for Bank of Boston in Stamford, CT, and as a stockbroker for D. Blech & Co. in Boston, MA. A resident of Old Greenwich, CT, he received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Sacred Heart University. Peter is a Board Member of the Stamford Center for the Arts and an active volunteer with Junior Achievement, and Old Greenwich Riverside Community youth programs.
    Phone
    (203) 328-8110

  • Vice President, Relationship Manager
    Mr. Falkowski is a Relationship Manager with Webster Private Bank. He leverages the resources of a highly credentialed local team of financial professionals to provide comprehensive wealth management services in a trust company setting. His 18 years of financial services experience has been focused in the retail, lending and wealth management areas. Mr. Falkowski has been honored as a “40 under 40 Award” recipient in both New Haven County (2005) and Fairfield County (2014). He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Sacred Heart University and has studied at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. Mr. Falkowski is a board member of the Norwalk Rotary Club and is past President. He also serves as an Ambassador for the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and is a Junior Achievement volunteer. Mr. Falkowski currently lives in Trumbull with his wife and daughter. He considers himself a foodie and enjoys traveling, cooking, sports and outdoor activities.
    Phone
    203-258-4254