First Federal Lakewood Names New Executives in Retail, Commercial & Industrial and Commercial Real Estate Divisions

February 14, 2018 | Lakewood, OH

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First Federal Lakewood, the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion, today announces several organizational appointments. Kurt Kappa has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, Richard “Rig” Goss has been promoted to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Loan Operations, and Kurt Raicevich assumes the role of Senior Vice President, Retail Banking.
 
Kurt Kappa—Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Kurt Kappa joins First Federal Lakewood as the Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. In this role, he manages the commercial and industrial and treasury management teams.  Kappa will focus his efforts on further developing relationships with businesses throughout Northeast Ohio. He previously was a Senior Vice President, Market Leader at Westfield Bank, responsible for leading all commercial sales efforts within the Cuyahoga and Lorain County regions. He began his financial services career as a Financial Advisor at UBS.
 
Kappa is involved in a variety of civic and community leadership roles, including serving on the board of directors for the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, Leadership Medina County. He is also a former board member of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce and the Medina County Economic Development Corporation.
  
Richard Goss—Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Loan Operations
Richard “Rig” Goss has been promoted from Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Manager to the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate and Loan Operations. Goss has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate lending and will continue to manage the Commercial Real Estate sales team, with the added responsibility of overseeing Commercial Loan and Credit administration.
 
Goss is active in the community as a member of the Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association, the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks, the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association, the Chagrin Valley Jaycees and the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce. Before joining First Federal Lakewood, he was a Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending at several other Cleveland-area banks.
 
Kurt Raicevich—Senior Vice President, Retail Banking
Kurt Raicevich assumes the role of Senior Vice President, Retail Banking at First Federal Lakewood. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the retail banking division. He was previously Vice President, Retail Sales Manager at First Federal Lakewood, a position he held since 2014. Raicevich has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including several commercial and retail executive roles with Fifth Third Bank
 
Raicevich is involved in a number of local community organizations, including serving on the board of directors for the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, North Coast Health Ministries, Lorain County Economic and Industrial Development Commission and is an active member and former board member of Leadership Lorain County.
 
  
First Federal Lakewood
First Federal Lakewood is the largest independent depositor-owned bank headquartered in Ohio with assets of $1.7 billion. With 18 full-service branch locations and 14 mortgage lending offices throughout Ohio, First Federal Lakewood provides deposit, lending, residential mortgage lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and businesses. Since 1935, First Federal Lakewood has been a stable community owned bank committed to deploying funds that foster local economic growth. FFL.net
 
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