Business 100 – 2015

Kevin Cummings/Investors Bank

Kevin Cummings has been the president and chief executive officer of Investors Bank since 2008, when he was also appointed to the company’s board of directors. Previously, he served as the bank’s COO. Before joining Investors Bank, he worked for 26 years with KPMG LLP, where he became a CPA and partner.

Since Cummings took the helm of Investors Bank, the company has experienced significant growth. In 2012, Investors Bank appeared among Fortune’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses, and ever since then has consistently made Forbes’s Best Banks in America list. In 2011, Kevin received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year New Jersey Award.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers, where he delivered the commencement address at the School of Business in 2013. He is a second-generation Irish American whose mother’s family comes from Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry. Family legend has it that his maternal grandfather had to leave Ireland for his anti-British sentiments, and though Cummings is unable to confirm this story, he believes that in being Irish, “resilience is part of our DNA.”