Meet the Team

Commercial Relationship Managers


With their wide range of experience and expertise, Burke & Herbert Bank's Commercial Relationship Managers are committed to being "At Your Service" to help you meet your financing needs.

Meet Our Commercial Relationship Managers:

 

Elizabeth (Betty) Ellis
Principal Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager
NMLS #643660

Betty Ellis In more than 30 years at Burke & Herbert Bank, Betty Ellis has gained first-hand experience in many different facets of banking, lending and financial services. Prior to becoming a Commercial Relationship Manager, Betty worked in customer service, the Trust Department, and directly with the Bank’s former Chairman, C.S. Taylor Burke, Jr.

 

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As one of the Bank’s most senior Commercial Relationship Managers, Betty has helped numerous businesses obtain the financing they need to grow. Her insight and depth of knowledge in commercial real estate, residential real estate investment, commercial construction and residential construction make her a trusted partner for her many long-time customers, and well-known throughout the Northern Virginia business community. A recipient of several of the Bank’s Champion Awards for commercial credit and lending, Betty was most recently awarded for her work to improve loan processing and operations.

Betty attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is a 30-year resident of the City of Alexandria. She has four children.

300 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-519-1622

John W. Hill
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

John W. Hill John has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, and prior to joining Burke & Herbert Bank in 2014, his banking experience included positions at Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, SunTrust (as a Business Banking Team Leader) and First Citizens Bank (as a Commercial Banker focused on non-profits and healthcare.)

 

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John's diverse banking and lending background includes commercial and industrial lending, commercial real estate, non-profits (schools, churches, and municipalities), health care professionals, cash flow management and treasury services, and business evaluations.

Specializing in working with companies that have annual revenue of $5 million to $100 million, John works with companies and organizations throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.

John holds a BS in Accounting from the University of South Carolina, and an MBA in Global Leadership from George Mason University. He also has experience as an investment and insurance advisor. He has been a D.C.-area resident for the past six years.

300 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-837-3809

Craig J. Holmes
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

Craig Holmes Craig has more than 14 years of experience in banking and lending, and joined Burke & Herbert Bank in 2015 as a Commercial Relationship Manager. Prior to that, Craig was a small business lender at BB&T, and a Branch Manager at Virginia Commerce Bank.
 

 

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As a commercial business banker, Craig has worked with a variety of different clients and industries, and has an accomplished track record both in helping new customers establish successful banking relationships, and working with existing customers to put in place the lending, deposit, cash management and other services they need to grow and thrive. He is at home working with businesses and organizatons of all sizes and in a variety of markets and fields.

Craig graduated from George Mason University in 2003, and lives in Lake Ridge, Virginia with his wife and two dogs.

300 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-837-3861

Brett Kaplowitz
Principal Vice President and Team Leader

Brett Kaplowitz As Principal Vice President and Team Leader of Real Estate Lending, Brett focuses on developing new customer and loan relationships while maintaining and expanding existing ones. He works on acquisition and refinancing as well as construction and development loans, and excels in working with clients to structure loans that best fit their needs. He also provides leadership and counsel to our team of commercial real estate relationship managers.

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Brett has more than 30 years of local lending experience and significant expertise in real estate lending. Before coming to Burke & Herbert Bank, he was Senior Vice President (Real Estate Lending) at the Bank of Georgetown, which was purchased by United Bank.

Brett earned Bachelor's degrees in business and chemistry from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and a Master of Business Administration-Finance from Tulane University in New Orleans.

A third-generation Washingtonian, Brett is actively involved with the D.C. chapter of the American Diabetes Association and is a life member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

300 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-837-3793    Mobile: 202-617-1975

H. Robert Peterbark
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager
NMLS #643659

Rob Peterbark After starting at Burke & Herbert Bank in 1996 as a teller, Rob Peterbark completed the Bank's management training program and worked in progressively senior roles throughout the Bank. He was the Branch Manager at the Bank's Main Office and was promoted to Commercial Relationship Manager in 2008.

 

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As a Relationship Manager, Rob specializes in Commercial Real Estate and Residential Investment Property. While he is well-known in Old Town Alexandria, he also serves clients of all sizes throughout the Washington metropolitan region, and is pleased to count many long-time customers among his client base.

In addition to helping his customers obtain the right loans and other financial products they need as their businesses grow and evolve, Rob is active in the Northern Virginia Urban League, and runs a business as a popular local DJ and Master of Ceremonies.

Rob is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for six years in locations around the globe. He graduated from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at the University of Virginia in 2008.

300 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-837-3735

Anthony B. Riolo
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager
NMLS #798516

Tony Riolo Anthony has been at Burke & Herbert Bank for more than 20 years, having joined the Bank in 1994. Before that, he worked at Alexandria National Bank/First American Bank of Virginia and First Union National Bank. With more than 40 years of experience, Anthony has a devoted clientele that trusts his assistance and guidance in obtaining the lending products and financial services they need as their businesses grow and evolve.

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Primarily covering Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, most of Anthony's clients are businesses and organizations with $1 million to $10 million in annual revenue. Among his specialties, Anthony has helped numerous clients take their businesses to the next level by obtaining SBA financing to acquire or expand and upgrade their facilities. As such, he has been recognized by the Virginia Asset Financing Corporation (now Business Finance Group) as a top producer for SBA/504 loans.

A resident of Northern Virginia for most of his life, Anthony graduated from George Mason University and is a member of the Board of Directors and former Treasurer and Budget Chair of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce.

He lives with his wife and has two grown sons.

5519 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
703-519-1639    Mobile: 703-501-1566

 

 

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