Rob Curley is a Marlton New Jersey native and currently TD Bank’s Market President for South Jersey and Coastal New Jersey. Curley is active in his community and helps bring humanity into a big banking corporation.
“Anybody can crunch numbers, anybody can underwrite a deal, anybody could find reasons to do a deal or not do a deal. It’s how you connect with that customer that makes the difference,” Curley said. “Customers want to deal with people that they like and that they trust. You have to be trustworthy as well because we’re dealing with peoples’ money.”
Curley’s main priorities in his position involve providing support and guidance for his customers while also leading his team.
“I visit customers all day. I spend a lot of time in my car driving around. I meet with customers, I try to help them finance their companies to grow or to buy other businesses, buy real estate, buy equipment,” he said.
“So having good people skills and being able to talk to people and negotiate is very important. I negotiate two ways: I negotiate with the customer, the terms and conditions of the loan, but I also have to negotiate with people inside the bank because we’re actually lending the bank’s money to those customers,” Curley said.
Not only does Curley do his duties as a TD Bank executive, he also finds time for charity—and even said that it’s his favorite part of the job.
“I also sit on the TD charitable foundation… In New Jersey, we probably put out about $4 million a year in grants and sponsorships,” he said. “It’s fun to be part of that because I feel like I’m helping nonprofits that need the money, so it’s probably the better part of my job.”
Curley also said that being a part of JerseyMan’s chairman’s club is another key to his success in his job field.
“Part of my success has always been getting involved. Not just in the community, but in stuff like JerseyMan because it’s a great way to meet people that are similar to yourself or that want to do business with you,” Curley said.
“It’s what you do after hours with your time that really makes you a better or more successful businessperson, because that’s when a lot of business gets done.”