Meet our commercial lending team
Our commercial lending team has the local knowledge and experience to aid in all your business transactions.
Mike M. Corbett
VICE PRESIDENT | Business Community Lender
Mike Corbett spent his first four years in Vermont with National Bank of Middlebury starting in 2009 and then returned to NBM in 2022. Most of his career has been spent in the banking industry working primarily with rural markets within Vermont. His expertise in commercial credit and lending has been of great benefit to the clients he has served. Mike believes in adding value by taking a holistic approach to meeting their lending needs and acting as a conduit to other resources and technical support. He finds fulfillment in helping business owners achieve their own personal definition of success.
“Commercial lending, as I approach it, is so much more than originating a loan. It’s building a relationship. It’s becoming a trusted advisor. It’s connecting clients to resources and helping them proactively solve or avoid problems that they may not be aware of. Acting in a client’s best interest is the only way that I know how to do business, and I am honored to represent an organization that does the same.”
Talk with Mike at our Middlebury office: [email protected] or 802-382-3050
Chris M. Lapierre
VICE PRESIDENT | Northern Business Market Manager
Chris Lapierre is a fourth generation Vermonter who grew up in Shelburne, Vermont. Part of his interest in banking was generated by his family’s tradition of supporting local businesses and seeing their impact on local communities. Chris has over 15 years of lending experience working with all types and sizes of customers. He resides in Vergennes in a home he designed and built.
“What I like best about what I do is seeing projects come to fruition no matter their size.”
Talk with Chris at our Vergennes, Bristol and Hinesburg offices: [email protected] or 802-877-6452
Meaghan W. McLaughlin
VICE PRESIDENT | Chief Lending Officer
Meaghan McLaughlin joined the National Bank of Middlebury in 2010. Meaghan helps Vermont businesses of all sizes obtain the capital they need to grow and succeed. Meaghan moved to Vermont after starting her career with Citigroup in New York City. Her lending experience includes everything from small equipment loans to multi-million-dollar syndicated financings. She has worked in the banking industry for twenty years and gained experience as a credit analyst and as a top-producing residential lender at National Bank of Middlebury prior to her current position.
“I’m very excited to play a role in supporting Vermont’s economy by working with businesses in our community. I am pleased to work with a wonderful team and to represent a community bank deeply dedicated to supporting the local economy.”
Talk with Meaghan at our Middlebury office: [email protected] or 802-388-1797
Grover K. Usilton
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT | Business Development
Grover Usilton has been in banking for thirty years, the last 25 at National Bank of Middlebury. He has helped local customers with businesses of all sizes.
“Business Development is not simply a title. It’s a commitment. It is really rewarding to assist in the success of businesses in our marketplace. It’s what makes banking a rewarding career.”
Talk with Grover at our Middlebury office: [email protected] or 802-388-2982
Christopher J. Carpenter
VICE PRESIDENT | Credit Administration
Chris joined NBM in 2009 and has worked in the Vermont banking community for more than three decades serving customers within Rutland and Addison Counties. Chris has a wide array of commercial lending experience from the small start-up business to large more complex companies and everything in between. In his role as Credit Administration Manager he works with the credit processing team to assure a smooth lending process throughout.
“Gaining trust and respect from business owners is very important to me and I’ve always stated I would never offer or recommend a product or service that I wouldn’t choose for myself.”
Talk with Chris at our Middlebury and Brandon offices: [email protected] or 802-247-8513