The Provident Bank Welcomes Joseph Varraso, Vice President, Commercial Lending

Varraso brings over 20 years of experience in finance and commercial banking with a proven track record of meeting revenue and profit goals through customer retention and relationship building. 



(AMESBURY, MA., March 20, 2018) – The Provident Bank announced today the addition of Joe Varraso, Vice President, Commercial Lending, to the bank. Varraso joined the bank’s Greater Boston Regional Office with a focus on Commercial and Industrial, and Commercial Real Estate lending. With over 20 years of finance and commercial banking experience, he understands the importance of being a true business banking partner to his clients.


“I am happy to welcome Joe to The Provident team,” said Chuck Withee, President and Chief Lending Officer at The Provident Bank. “We’ve built a strong culture here at The Provident that continues to attract a high caliber of lending professionals, and Joe is a perfect example of that. He’s a great cultural fit.”


“What attracted me to The Provident is their clear vision,” explains Varraso. “They put their customers first, and foster an environment of collaboration, ideas and teamwork.”


Varraso earned his B.S. Finance from Bentley College and completed graduate courses at Suffolk University. Prior to joining The Provident Bank, he was Vice President – Business Banking Team Leader at Radius Bank in Boston, MA. Varraso also held the position of Vice President – Small Business Banking at Bank of America, and Vice President – Market Manager Business Banking Client Management at Citizens Financial Group.


“I have spent my career growing relationships in the Massachusetts market,” Varraso said. “With the current growth in Greater Boston, I see a lot of opportunities for small and medium sized businesses. I look forward to assisting them through the unique solutions The Provident has to offer.” 



About The Provident

The Provident Bank is an innovative, commercial bank that finds solutions for our business and private clients. We are committed to strengthening the economic development of the regions we serve, by working closely with businesses and private clients and delivering superior products and high-touch services to meet their banking needs. The Provident has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. All deposits are insured in full through a combination of insurance provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).