Richard Daingerfield began his legal career at a prominent New Jersey law firm before joining the in-house legal department of National Westminster Bank in NYC in 1986. He served for several years as EVP & Chief Legal Officer of NatWest Holdings and, after the Royal Bank of Scotland acquired NatWest in 2000,  EVP & Chief Legal Officer of RBS’s US banking operations.  From 2010 until he retired in 2014, he served as EVP & General Counsel of Citizens Financial Group, then a $133 billion bank based in Boston.

Currently, Mr. Daingerfield serves on the board of directors of Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation, a $6.4 billion bank based in New Jersey. He chairs the board’s Risk Committee and is a member of its Executive Committee and its Audit Committee.

Mr. Daingerfield is an adjunct faculty member in the Boston University Law School’s Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law,  for which he received the John Baerst Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of a recently published book based on his course. He also teaches a course in Business Law & Ethics in an MBA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He has held leadership positions in several professional associations, including serving as chairman of the Commercial and Real Estate Lending Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee and chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee.  In 2023, he received the ABA Banking Law Committee’s Frank Simpson award for outstanding service.

Mr. Daingerfield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.