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2023 Mid-Sized Business Owner Report

Our inaugural Mid-Sized Business Owner Report captures viewpoints on the economy, financing in their businesses, labor, digitization, and more.

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Paul Canelli is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in the Commercial/Business Banking Division at Bank of America.  Paul leads a team of specialists that focus on delivering creative financing, treasury, investment, and employee benefit solutions for companies in multi-faceted industries. Paul has a particular expertise in providing financing to metal fabrication entities, aerospace, paper board/folding box manufacturers, transportation companies, wholesale distributors (including liquor, fuel oil and food), non-profit private schools and colleges, and multi-location dental/orthodontist practices.

Paul has over 35 years of banking of commercial banking experience, including over 20 years at Bank of America and its predecessor banks. His prior roles included various Senior Manager and Credit Officer positions in Commercial Banking, Non-Profit and Private Banking that serviced mid-size companies and larger non-profit entities throughout Connecticut.

A lifelong CT resident, Paul and his wife Connie reside in Hamden, CT where they raised three daughters.  After completing a Post Graduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall, Paul obtained a BA in Biology/Zoology from Connecticut College in New London, CT.  He then moved on to commercial banking and completed the Commercial Credit Training Program at Connecticut Bank and Trust Company and the Mortgage Lending Training Program at General Electric Credit Corporation.

Paul has served on numerous boards and committees of non-profit organizations in the community, including The New Haven Boys and Girls Club Board of Managers, President of the New Haven Boys and Girls Club Alumni Association, Director at The New Haven Tap-Off Club, and on various committees at Spring Glen Church in Hamden. He also coached his daughters and many other Hamden students in softball and basketball for The Hamden Father’s Recreation League for over 25 years.


    • General industries
    • Accounting and Law Firms
    • Engineering Firms
    • Healthcare & Physician Practices
    • Transportation
    • Manufacturing
    • Not-for-profit
    • Professional Services

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.

Judy L. Lariviere

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Matthew S. (Matt) Kershaw

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Ian Williams

Vice President

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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