Head of Commercial Real Estate, Board
Jessica Rascionato is currently the Head of Commercial Real Estate at Citizens Bank which represents $25B in outstanding loan balances including REITs and multi-family, office, retail, hospitality, and data center property types. Previously, for seven years, as Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Management, she led a team of approximately 350 professionals and managed over $95B in exposure in the Middle Market, Mid-Corporate, Not-for-Profit, 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. 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 Master of Business Administration with a Finance concentration from Columbia University. Jessica co-chaired the Boston chapter of 50/50 Women on Boards in 2021 and since then has served as a director of the Center for Women & Enterprise. She currently lives in Winchester, MA with her husband and two teenagers.
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 broadening 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!