- Gilles Gade
- Cross River Bank, Teaneck, N.J.
- Chairman, President and CEO
Gilles Gade is a founder of Cross River Bank (CRB) and has served as its chairman, president and CEO since its inception in 2008. He is steering CRB as an innovation-driven, state-chartered bank and as a provider of fully compliant financial solutions to the marketplace lending and payments sectors. Gade possesses more than 20 years of experience in investment banking and venture capital, including serving as co-founder and managing director of Chela Technology Partners and Chela Internet Ventures, a boutique investment bank and venture fund focusing on emerging technologies and telecommunications. He was also a technology investment banker at Barclays Capital and an investment banker with the Financial Institutions Group at Bear Stearns. Gade started his career in 1990 at Citicorp Venture Capital. He graduated from the MBA Institute IMIP (Groupe IPESUP) in Paris, France, with an MS in International Management.