Maria Rinaudo

Assistant Vice President, Freedom National Bank

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Maria began her career in financial services in 2003 and has held several positions in Rhode Island at Navigant Credit Union, Webster Bank and currently at Freedom National Bank. She has performed a variety of credit disciplines while at these institutions including credit risk management, underwriting and portfolio management, as well as establishing the Small Business Administration sponsored lending program at Navigant Credit Union. In her roles, her priority is to create a client experience based on trust, integrity and honesty. “The best part of my job, is helping my clients make their dreams come true.”

Maria attended CCRI in Warwick, and furthered her knowledge specific to commercial banking at the Mass Bankers School of Commercial Lending and the Advanced School of Commercial Lending. Her dedication to cultivating a work culture focused on women’s advancement in the workplace was strengthened by her attendance at the Advancing Women’s Excellence Leadership Series throughout 2015.

Maria is currently developing the credit curriculum in participation with Freedom National Bank and the Rhode Island Real Jobs Act; legislation passed this Act to further the RI Governors job training program. Maria is a leader and role model for the junior members of the commercial team at Freedom National Bank, and assists them with their personal and professional development goals. Maria volunteers her time to both the Connecticut Freemasons AF & AM, as well as providing care packages for armed forces deployed overseas.


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Freedom National Bank is one of Rhode Island’s premier community banks, where all decisions are made locally by people familiar with the way you live and work, here in the Ocean State. As a full service commercial bank, we offer a range of products and services, including loans, lines of credit and cash management services. Our team of experienced professionals will take the time to get to know you and your business. Freedom is dedicated to the success of Women Owned Businesses in Rhode Island and nearby Southeastern Massachusetts.