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Jed E. Paterson is a Senior Vice President and Sr. Relationship Manager for the Northern New Jersey market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America.  In this capacity, his responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions.  Jed's mission is to utilize his industry experience to partner with local companies driven to thrive, no matter how simple or complex their needs, by providing his passion to support the passionate.

Bringing 17 years of experience, Jed joined Bank of America in 2007.  He has also served as a Northern New Jersey Commercial Banking underwriter.  He began his banking career at Atlantic Stewardship Bank where he was a commercial underwriter in Northern New Jersey.  Throughout his banking career, Jed has served mid-sized companies throughout the Northern New Jersey area to support their commercial banking needs.  

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities he serves, Jed volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, most recently with City Harvest of NY and Habitat for Humanity of Paterson, NJ.  He also serves as a mentor for teammates across Bank of America.  In addition, he also volunteers with Partners in Pride to focus on the beautification of the town which he resides.

Originally from Wyckoff, NJ, Jed graduated with a dual major in marketing and accounting from Fairfield University.  Jed continues to reside in Wyckoff, NJ while working from Paramus, NJ.


    • Restaurant/Food Industry
    • Technology Services
    • Wholesale Trade
    • General industries
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing

Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Jesuris (Jay) Mena


Sales Support Associate

Lidia Vilarinho

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Ben Evenson

Treasury Sales Analyst

Edward Macchi

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Robert Small


Lending Officer

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.