Meet Our Team

  • 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

  • SVP, Director of Portfolio Management
    Edward Wilson serves as Director of Portfolio Management for 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 Bank footprint. Mr. Wilson has over 25 years’ experience in the wealth management industry, focused primarily on high net worth families and their related interests. Immediately prior to joining Webster Bank in 2014, Ed served as Senior Vice President - Investments for Wells Fargo Private Bank. Previously, he was a Global Investment Specialist with JPMorgan Private Bank. In both roles, Ed provided sophisticated wealth management strategies, including traditional portfolio management and diverse alternative investment strategies such as hedge funds, private equity and credit structures. Prior to JPMorgan, he opened a de novo office for Northern Trust, and served as Investment Counselor for Citigroup’s Private Bank in Greenwich, CT. He previously managed the Midwest Region for Prudential Securities’ Investment Management Services division in Chicago, IL, providing investment solutions across 8 states through approximately 800 Financial Advisors. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Fairfield University and Master of Business Administration in Finance from Fordham University. Additionally, Ed holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ mark, issued by the CFP® Board. Ed and his wife, Susan, have two sons and are long-time residents of Wilton, CT.
    Phone
    (203) 246-9126

  • Senior Fiduciary Services Officer & VP
    In his role as Senior Private Client Service Officer, Mr. Downes works closely with clients to provide high quality services such as estate, tax and retirement planning. He has over 38 years of trust expertise, working for 21 years with Putnam Trust Company of Greenwich prior to joining Webster. Doug received his B.A. degree from University of Wisconsin, his M.S. degree from the University of Bridgeport, and attended the New England School of Banking, completing the trust program at Williams College. He also serves on the board of one local organization.
    Phone
    (203) 328-8109

  • SVP, Director of Financial Planning
    As head of Webster Private Bank’s financial planning efforts, Eileen is responsible for the design and creation of financial plans. She works closely with individual clients to understand and analyze their financial and life concerns. Her objective is to create plans that present specific and creative strategies to help her clients achieve their life goals. Eileen believes the true success of any plan lies in its implementation. She collaborates with her clients and their other advisors to ensure all approved recommendations are thoughtfully implemented. Eileen joined Webster Wealth Advisors, an affiliate of Webster Bank, as a Senior Managing Director in November 2008 and became Director of Webster Private Bank’s financial planning team in 2017. She has 35 years of experience in financial planning and investment management, beginning her career in the Personal Financial Management department of E.F. Hutton & Co. in 1982. In 1988, Eileen joined the U.S. Private Banking Division of The Chase Manhattan Bank, NA, and, in 1994, after deciding to relocate to Connecticut, she joined Fleming, Relyea & Cox, Inc. in Stamford and later joined Hynes, Himmelreich, Glennon & Company (HHG) in Darien and Price Financial Group, LLC in Wilton. Eileen received her BBA in finance from Iona College in 1982 and her MBA in finance from Fordham University in 1994. She holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 securities registrations. Eileen is a member of the Parish Finance Council of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton and volunteers her time at Malta House in Norwalk.
  • 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