Huntington Veteran Scott Kleinman to Assume Leadership of Commercial Bank
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 18, 2020 -- After more than 38 years in financial services, Huntington (Nasdaq: HBAN; www.huntington.com
) Commercial Banking Director Rick Remiker has announced his decision to retire in May 2020.
Remiker joined Huntington in 2010 to lead the bank's equipment finance business. He subsequently led specialty banking and in 2014 assumed leadership of the commercial bank. As Commercial Banking Director, Remiker expanded Huntington's asset finance business, led the strategic evolution and growth of Huntington Capital Markets and specialty banking teams, as well as led the acquisitions and integrations of Huntington Technology Finance (formerly Macquarie Equipment Finance) and Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. He also led the successful commercial banking integration following Huntington's 2016 acquisition of FirstMerit Corporation, Huntington's largest acquisition. Remiker doubled Huntington's commercial loan volume in his six years leading the commercial bank.
"Rick is a purpose-driven leader who has made many important contributions to Huntington, and he has been an outstanding colleague and integral member of our executive leadership team. The impressive growth in Commercial Banking is a result of his vision and ability to build strong teams," said Steve Steinour, Huntington's chairman, president and CEO.
Before joining Huntington, Remiker served as chief administrative officer for RBS Citizens Asset Finance. He previously launched Merrill Lynch Capital's commercial equipment finance business, and he served as president and chief operating officer of KeyBank's middle-market and large-ticket leasing business. In the community, he serves as board chair for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and previously led Huntington's participation in Pelotonia, the nation's largest single-event cycling fundraiser.
Scott Kleinman, a 28-year Huntington veteran, will succeed Remiker as Commercial Banking Director and will serve on the bank's executive leadership team. Kleinman currently is Executive Managing Director of Huntington Capital Markets and has held a variety of senior leadership roles in Huntington's capital markets and institutional banking business.
"Scott's strategic vision, drive and discipline have enabled tremendous growth in Capital Markets, which supports many important businesses across Huntington, as well as Corporate Banking," Steinour said. "He and his highly effective teams have delivered consistent growth and expanded capabilities. Additionally, Scott has seamlessly integrated new businesses such as public finance into the Commercial Bank."
Since joining Huntington in 1991, Kleinman launched Huntington's interest rate derivative platform and commodities hedging business, expanded institutional trading, foreign exchange and public finance capabilities, served as Chief Operating Officer of Capital Markets, chaired the Capital Markets Risk Committee and enhanced the Capital Markets control environment. He serves on the board of Huntington Securities, Inc. Huntington Capital Markets has delivered consistent year-over-year growth under Kleinman's leadership.
Kleinman earned his bachelor's degree in public policy and political science from Duke University and his MBA from Ohio State. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the Series 7 and 24 securities licenses.
Kleinman is the incoming chair of the American Bankers Association Securities Association. He also serves on the board of the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio, and is chair of the finance committee. He also serves on the finance committee of the Columbus Jewish Federation.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $109 billion of assets and a network of 868 full-service branches, including 12 Private Client Group offices, and 1,448 ATMs across seven Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides vehicle finance, equipment finance, national settlement, and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.