Edwin Sirlin

Position: Group Director & Senior Vice President
Company: Signature Bank
Co-Chair person of R.E.N.T.


Member Bio

Ed Sirlin, Group Director and Senior Vice President at Signature Bank, has spent over 35 years in banking and finance providing tailored consultation to privately-held businesses and high net worth individuals. As Group Director, Ed oversees a team of experienced bankers and financiers, as well as managing the financing and banking needs of his own clients. Ed is considered an expert in the financing and banking needs of middle market companies, and is a trusted source of consultation for accountants, attorneys and their clients.

Ed sees banking as an opportunity to help businesses and individuals reach their goals, and in his view, this goes beyond helping someone obtain a loan or open a bank account. Ed believes that every company must employ a trusted team of advisors in order to reach their full potential. As a result, he proactively networks and facilitates strategic introductions on behalf of his clients and referral sources, whether through a seminar, sports networking event or a simple lunch.

Prior to his tenure at Signature, Ed spent 20 years at Citibank in a number of senior marketing, sales and client management roles. Following, he spent 7 years at Sterling National Bank as the Managing Director of the Business Network Group, where he provided unique alternative financing solutions for privately held companies.

Ed lives in New York with his wife Donna and is the father and step father of five beautiful children. He holds an MBA in Finance from St. John’s University. He has been involved with several non-for-profit organizations including The American Suicide Foundation, Songs of Love, American Cancer Society, Diabetes Research and Bat for the Cure.  Ed is currently President of the board of the Turtle Bay Music School located in NYC.


Company Profile

Signature Bank, a public company (SBNY) headquartered on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, enhances the R.E.N.T. network with a variety of banking services. Signature Bank, member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 30 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area, including those in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Long Island, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Connecticut. The Bank's growing network of private client banking teams serves the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers.

Signature Bank offers a wide variety of business and personal banking products and services. Its specialty finance subsidiary, Signature Financial, LLC, provides equipment finance and leasing. Signature Securities Group Corporation, a wholly owned Bank subsidiary, is a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC, offering investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services.

Since commencing operations in May 2001, the Bank has grown to $37.79 billion in assets, $31.40 billion in deposits, $3.56 billion in equity capital and $4.59 billion in other assets under management as of September 30, 2016. Signature Bank's Tier 1 and risk-based capital ratios are significantly above the levels required to be considered well capitalized.

Ed Sirlin, Group Director and Senior Vice President, serves as Signature Bank’s R.E.N.T. representative.

Signature Bank specializes in providing personal and business clients a single point of contact to meet diverse financial needs. The bank is unique in its ability to combine the personal attention of a small bank with the reach, experience, knowledge and capabilities of a large bank.

As Group Director, Ed oversees a team of experienced bankers and financiers, as well as managing the multi-disciplinary needs of his own clients. He is considered an expert in financing and banking services for middle market companies, and is a trusted source of consultation for accountants, attorneys and their clients. Signature Bank draws on the R.E.N.T. network to offer clients a coordinated multi-disciplinary team of advisors who regularly share ideas and enhance each other’s professional resources and knowledge.

If you would like to take advantage of Signature Bank’s services or R.E.N.T.’s commitment to multi-disciplinary teamwork, contact Ed.

Contact Edwin Sirlin


565 5th Avenue, 12th floor
New York, NY, 10017

Office Phone:

(646) 822-1937

Fax Number:

(646) 758-8370

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