Last Word

A Conversation With Frank Sorrentino III Frank Sorrentino III started a bank in 2005 because he was fed up as a customer of banks. As the owner of a family-owned construction business in the early 2000s, banking fueled his company. But every time his bank merged or was acquired by another bank, customer service went out the window. Sorrentino is now chairman and CEO of ConnectOne Bancorp in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, which has $9.96 billion in assets. He spoke with Editor-at-Large Jack Milligan for The Slant podcast about how, in the early days, he challenged the status quo of…

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Jack Milligan


Jack Milligan is editor-at-large of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 40 years of experience in financial journalism organizations. Mr. Milligan directs Bank Director’s editorial coverage and leads its director training efforts. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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