Senior Management

William E. Stone

President and Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (603) 310-7201

Mr. Stone is a senior bank executive with more than 30 years of diverse banking experience. For 13 years, Mr. Stone served as President of Bank of New England as well as serving as a member of its Board of Directors, Executive Committee/Loan Committee, CRA/Compliance Committee and the ALCO and Information Technology Committees. Mr. Stone began his banking career at Bank of New Hampshire in 1981 and continued on in varied commercial lending positions with Indian Head National Bank, First NH/Citizens Bank and Centerpoint Bank. Mr. Stone has served as an active member on numerous local non-profits boards and is an active member of multiple local civic groups. Mr. Stone is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and earned his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Joseph B. Bator

Executive Vice President and Senior Lender

Phone: (603) 310-7202

Mr. Bator serves as Executive Vice President and Senior Lender and is a member of the Bank's senior management team. In this role, Mr. Bator is responsible for overseeing the Bank's commercial lending team. Previously, Mr. Bator was a senior vice president and director of Business Banking at Eastern Bank, where he oversaw the bank's portfolio of business clients with revenue up to $10 million and or lending needs up to $3 million. Additionally, he oversaw the bank's SBA program. Prior to joining Eastern Bank, he served as Managing Director; New England Region at O'Neill Properties L.P. Previously, Mr. Bator spent seven years at Keybank National Association, primarily within the commercial real estate division. Mr. Bator earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University, where he majored in Finance and Law and Public Policy, and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from LeMoyne College. Mr. Bator also completed a 1 year University of Massachusetts Boston Emerging Leader Fellowship in 2008.


Pamela J. Belmonte

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Phone: (603) 310-7204

Ms. Belmonte’s experience in commercial banking includes various capacities held in depository institutions, including CFO of The Nashua Bank. Ms. Belmonte was contracted by the primary founders to bring a bank in the very early stages of organization from FDIC application to a fully operational New Hampshire state-chartered and FDIC insured financial institution. In that role she engaged in vendor selection and contract negotiation to equip and furnish the bank facility, worked closely with core data processor representatives to establish system specifications, trained and recruited staff and developed and documented operational procedures. Ms. Belmonte was responsible for retail operations and all treasury and accounting functions to include Board and regulatory reporting. She also served as the BSA/Security Officer and lead for the Asset Liability Committee activities and budget process.

Renate Wallem

Senior Vice President of Operations

Phone: (603) 310-7203

Ms. Wallem serves as Senior Vice President of Operations, BSA and Information Security Officer. She is responsible for the management of the Bank's Operation and Retail Banking teams. Ms Wallem has more than 20 years of experience in banking operations, compliance, and risk management. Prior to joining Primary Bank in October 2014, Ms. Wallem was a Senior Vice President, Director of Operations and Information Security Officer at Admirals Bank. Prior to that, Ms. Wallem served as the Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Capital Crossing Bank where she Implemented and managed the bank’s risk management, vendor management, business continuity, and security programs.