Bespoke Banking Leadership Team

Christine Hayes
Vice President & Director of Retail Banking • Providence

Christine Hayes joined Admirals Bank in September 2010, bringing with her over 23 years of retail banking and customer service experience. Prior to Admirals Bank, Christine worked at Citizens Bank as a branch manager, overseeing an office with a $190 million deposit base. In January 2011, she was promoted to Regional Market Manager and responsible for overseeing the Retail Branch Network comprised of 12 branches in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Chris has been in her current role as Director of Retail Banking of Admirals Bespoke Banking Group since December 2011. Since then, she has played a vital role in the growth and development of the department. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Boston College.

Jessica Almeida
Assistant Vice President & Relationship Banking Officer • Providence

Jessica started her banking career five years ago as an Assistant Branch Manager at the corporate headquarters of Citizens Bank. While at Citizens, she developed a long list of loyal clients as well as maintained important relationships with the Executive Team. She made a professional name for herself there and brought that same attractiveness here to the Bespoke Banking Group in February 2012. Jessica has developed this loyalty by providing her clients with exceptional customer service, financial advice, knowledge and attention. She has already proven to be a valuable addition to our Bespoke Banking Group by continuing to build and maintain significant balance relationships. Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in both Business Management and Communications along with two Master Degrees in Finance and Human Resources.

Diogo A. Ventura
Relationship Banking Officer • Providence

Diogo Ventura joined Admirals Bank in August of 2007, bringing with him over 10 years of retail banking, customer service and operations experience. He held the position of Branch Manager/Bespoke Banking Coordinator, prior to his promotion to a Relationship Banking Officer. Diogo has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a minor in International Business from the University of Massachusetts. He has also studied abroad at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Diogo is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

Dorothy Zahir
Vice President & Senior Relationship Banking Officer • Boston

Dorothy brings to Admirals Bank over 11 years of managerial experience. She comes to Bespoke Banking from a strong background in financial institutions, specifically private and personal banking. Dorothy started her private banking career at Bank of America and moved to First Republic. Dorothy’s involvement in the development of the Boston Bespoke Banking Team has been crucial. She is able to use her financial expertise to develop and maintain customized relationships with her clients. Dorothy holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Executive Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

Travis Hall
Assistant Vice President & Relationship Banking Officer • Boston

Travis brings to Admirals Bank over 6 years of relationship banking experience. Travis’ past involvement with numerous financial institutions has given him an excellent understanding of business development and building customer relationships. Travis has also been essential in developing our Bespoke Banking Team in Boston, using his contacts and background to drive traffic to our new Bespoke Banking Center. Prior to Admirals Bank, Travis worked for three years as a financial specialist and investment advisor at Fidelity Investments. He continued on to serve as a Client Manager in the Premier Banking Divisions of both Bank of America and Citizens Bank before joining First Republic Bank as a Personal Banker and Manager, the year prior to joining Admirals Bank. Travis is an Associate Member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Hampshire. Travis is also a veteran of the NH Air National Guard.