Adam C. Gagas has been elected to the board of directors of Pathfinder Bank, said Chris R. Burritt, chairman of the board.
The election was effective as of the March 17 Pathfinder Bank board meeting.
Gagas is founder and chief executive officer of Breakwall Asset Management, LLC, a New York State registered investment advisor located in Oswego, New York.
“We are very pleased to announce the election of Adam to our Board of Directors,” said Burritt. “He provides our board with more than 15 years of experience in global financial markets, as well as expertise in asset management and property development.”
“Adam and the Gagas Family have been instrumental in the growth of Pathfinder Bank for decades, and we value the commitment they have always maintained for our Bank’s mission and strategic direction,” Burritt said.
Adam’s father, Chris Gagas, previously served as the bank’s president and CEO, as well as chairman of the board for 18 years.
Prior to establishing Breakwall Asset Management, Gagas was an analyst on teams managing multi-billion dollar portfolios at Skandia Asset Management and Principal Global Investors in New York City.
He was awarded an Alfa Fellowship and completed a yearlong professional placement as an institutional investment analyst at Alfa Capital in Moscow, Russia. He is also the owner/operator of Gagas Realty Corp., a multi-property commercial real estate holding company.
In addition, he is an adjunct instructor of corporate finance in the SUNY Oswego School of Business.
Gagas, who resides in Oswego, earned a bachelor’s degree from Hobart College with majors in economics and Russian studies, and a master’s of business administration degree with a concentration in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
His extensive community involvement includes serving as treasurer of Oswego Health, chair of that organization’s audit and investment committees, and as a member of the executive committee.
Gagas is also a board member of Oswego’s historic Riverside Cemetery, and has previously held leadership positions with the Oswego YMCA and Oswego Opera Theater.
Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. The bank has eight full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona, Central Square and Cicero.