James J. Beardi is an Executive Vice President of M&T Bank and is a member of its Management Committee.
He is the executive in charge of the banking services division. This division includes back office operation functions including central Operations and Lending Services, as well as Corporate Services (facilities management, procurement and corporate security functions).
Beardi began his career with M&T Bank in 1970. He has held various commercial lending positions, including the manager of small business lending. Most recently, he was the senior executive in charge of consumer lending and was president and CEO of the residential mortgage division.
Beardi received both his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and his Master’s of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Beardi is a member of the Canisius College Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and a member of MBA’s Residential Board of Governors. He is also an advisory board member of Freddie Mac’s Regional Advocacy Board and a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Beardi is a Board Member of Bayview Lending Group (an M&T Bank affiliate) and M&T’s Mortgage Reinsurance subsidiary.