Our People

Peapack Private Wealth Management is comprised of a number of business units and subsidiaries that, collectively, provide comprehensive financial, tax, fiduciary and investment advice to individuals, families, privately-held businesses, family offices, and not-for-profit organizations.

We come from varied backgrounds and experiences. We draw on these unique skill-sets and perspectives to generate creative ideas for our clients. As a client, you will work with a highly-skilled and highly-experienced team of professionals that will deliver our full complement of services and solutions to help you navigate through the complexities of creating, managing and protecting your wealth.

Senior Leadership Team

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John P. Babcock


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Thomas J. Ross, Jr.

President, Family Office Services Division

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David M. Collum

Managing Principal, Chief Operating Officer

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John E. Creamer

Managing Principal, Chief Investment Officer

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Managing Principal, Head of Investment Strategy

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James E. Kearney

Managing Principal, Head of Wealth Management

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Daniel J. Leary, III

Managing Principal, Chief Fiduciary Officer


President, Point View Wealth Management

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Diahann W. Lassus

President, Lassus Wherley

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President, Murphy Capital Management

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Clare E. Wherley

Chief Executive Officer, Lassus Wherley


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