Jessica Rascionato currently serves as the Head of Underwriting & Portfolio Management at Citizens Bank. In this role, she leads a team of over 300 professionals and manages over $85B of committed exposure in the Middle Market, Mid-Corporate, Not-for-Profit, Business Capital, Specialty Finance, Asset Finance, Commercial Real Estate and Industry Verticals business segments. She is a founding member and former chair of the Citizens Women’s Impact Network, a business resource group focused on professional development and networking, which now has 2,000 members. Before joining Citizens in 2015, Jessica spent over 13 years at GE Capital where she held multiple positions of increasing responsibility in the Credit Risk, Underwriting, Portfolio Management and Workout functions and, in her most recent role there, served as Chief Credit Officer for Corporate Finance Equipment. Her work history also includes the development and execution of industry verticals strategies, a focus on credit process efficiency and expertise in the bluewater and Jones Act marine industries. Prior to GE Capital, Jessica worked at Société Générale and Fuji Bank (now Mizuho) in New York City and was formally credit-trained at Citibank. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Russian at Georgetown University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University. Jessica currently lives in Winchester, MA with her husband and two children.
For more than 20 years, I have actively participated in, founded and led internal organizations that foster relationship-building and development to support the advancement of professional women and I am looking forward to broaden my focus now to include the local community through CWE’s inspiring membership. In addition to my networking and development experience, I believe there are many ways in which my commercial finance background may support CWE members and I hope my involvement will be impactful. I am really excited about the opportunity!