Peter Rayno, NH community banking & lending director, executive vice president with Enterprise Bank, was recently named to the NH Business Review 2024 New Hampshire 200 list as one of the top 200 most influential and on-the-rise business figures statewide.
According to Mike Cote, editor at NH Business Review, the New Hampshire 200 list represents a cross-section of the thriving pulse of business in New Hampshire today and showcases an extraordinary cohort of leaders who are spearheading progress in their respective industries within the Granite State.
Enterprise Bank CEO Jack Clancy said, “Peter is incredibly deserving of this prestigious recognition. He has long been known and recognized as an incredible leader, championing Enterprise Bank’s continued growth, branch expansion, and community leadership and involvement efforts across Southern NH.”
A member of the Enterprise team since 2004, Peter leads a team of 25 commercial lending professionals throughout New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts in serving small to mid-sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and municipalities. He joined Enterprise with 15 years banking experience in various roles with Citizens Bank, formerly known as First NH Bank and Amoskeag Bank.
In 2018, Peter was named Community Banker of the Year by the New Hampshire Bankers Association. The same year, he was also the recipient of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce 2018 William A. Brown Distinguished Businessperson Award, the group’s most prestigious award based on business leadership, community improvement, charitable involvement, public service, and character.
Peter has long been a champion of small businesses and start-ups, seeking opportunities to finance small businesses and linking entrepreneurs with community resources to succeed. In his role at Enterprise Bank and in his years with the Regional Economic Development Center, Peter has played a critical role in the region's economic development and job creation. Under his leadership, Enterprise Bank has been recognized numerous times by the New Hampshire Office of the Small Business Association as a top SBA 504 Lender.
Peter has always been passionate about community service and volunteerism. He currently serves on the board of directors of both the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority to which he was appointed by Governor Christopher Sununu, and his alma mater, Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, where he serves as chairman of the board of directors.
He has held leadership roles with several organizations including past board member of the Southern New Hampshire Regional Economic Development Corporation and New Hampshire PBS; past treasurer of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem (and recipient of the President’s Award); past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Greater Salem Rotary Club; and past chairman of the board of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of Assumption College, Rayno also holds an MBA with a Finance Concentration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is a graduate of the Wharton School Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about New Hampshire 200 or to see the complete list of honorees, visit https://www.nhbr.com/2024-new-hampshire-200-recipients-named/.