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Rob Totaro

Vice President, Business Loan Officer

Through his deep understanding of business lending, along with his overall banking experience, Rob excels at structuring and closing commercial loans of all sizes for our business customers. With 17 years and counting at Webster Five, Rob is skilled at developing long-term partnerships through his service-minded approach. Prior to joining Webster Five, Rob was an Assistant Branch Manager and Senior Branch Business Banker at Citizens Bank, where he was responsible for leading business development in multiple branches and gained experience working closely with small businesses.

Rob received his undergraduate education at Worcester State University with a BS in business administration. In 2014, he continued his education by completing a certificate program in Bank Profitability & Analysis at the New England School for Financial Studies, followed by receiving his MBA from Nichols College in 2018. In October of 2022, he joined the board of the Learning First Foundation, Inc. as Treasurer. The Learning First Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a path to success for Worcester children through education. Growing up in Worcester, he has a passion for the effort to provide local children with educational opportunities that can help drive a better future.

Rob talks about his role in the bank and life outside the bank.

What are you passionate about in your role? Being a business lending officer allows me the opportunity to meet a variety of different people with different passions. Entrepreneurs have a spirit and drive that fosters creativity, resiliency, and a drive to be successful. When speaking to someone about the origins of their business, the stories help me to understand the people beyond the numbers. It’s my pleasure to find a way to get a deal done that helps foster the success of the business and the continuation of that story. I truly enjoy maintaining my existing client relationships and meeting new people.

What are some of your hobbies and interests? My primary hobbies are traveling and spending time with my family. We travel to New Hampshire and Maine on a regular basis, as we like to spend time outdoors and at the beach. I’m also an avid Boston sports fan and enjoy watching or attending games whenever possible.

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself? During the Boston Red Sox historic 2004 World Series run, I attended game 5 of the ALCS versus the New York Yankees and game 2 of the World Series versus the St. Louis Cardinals, both at Fenway Park. The environment at both games is something I truly can’t describe. Being a part of that is forever in my memory.