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Sterling Bancorp promotes Karen Knott to CFO

Christian Fernsby |
Southfield, Mich., USA - Sterling Bancorp, the thrift holding company for Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B., announced that Karen Knott, current SVP and controller, has been promoted to the role of chief financial officer of the company and the bank.

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Ms. Knott has over 20 years of experience in financial operations and accounting roles with financial institutions and has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Controller since March, 2021.

Prior to this role, she served as Assistant Vice President and Controller of the Bank since 2015 and has served in a variety of other financial roles, including Divisional Controller for Commercial Lending and Staff Accountant, since first joining the Bank in 1998.

Before joining the Bank, Ms. Knott began her career in customer service and finance positions at Credit Union ONE and CommonPoint Mortgage Co.