Matthew W. Rickert

Matthew W. Rickert, Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Matthew W. Rickert was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of Columbia Bank in September 2022.  In this role, Mr. Rickert is responsible for Columbia Bank’s credit organization, including all aspects of consumer and commercial credit, special assets, and credit policy.  Mr. Rickert has over 20 years of diversified experience at financial institutions.  Prior to joining Columbia Bank, he was at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) serving most recently as Market Executive for Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries (MMBSI) at JPMC where he oversaw all facets of the portfolio, including sales and client profitability in New Jersey.  Previously, Mr. Rickert served as Credit Risk Director at JPMC where he managed the credit, counterparty, and market risk undertaken by the firm. Prior to that, he held banking and credit roles at Wells Fargo and HSBC.  Mr. Rickert holds a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and History from The Pennsylvania State University.