Rajesh Kothari Joins Northstar Bank Board of Directors


Northstar Bank announced today that Rajesh Kothari has joined their Board of Directors.

“I am excited to join the Board of Northstar Bank and help them build on their long-term success serving communities throughout Northern and Southeast Michigan. Their long-term commitment to the community is evident in all they do.”
– Rajesh Kothari

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Rajesh Kothari joins Northstar Bank Board of Directors

HURON COUNTY, Mich., February 1, 2022 — To kick off the new year, Northstar Bank is proud to announce the addition of Rajesh Kothari to its Board of Directors.

As a Board Director, Kothari will work with Northstar Bank’s other directors to establish, with management, Northstar Bank’s long and short-term business objectives and adopt operating policies to achieve these objectives in a legal and sound manner. Most importantly, the directors will work to ensure that Northstar Bank is meeting the needs of the community.

Kothari is a senior executive with a career that has been focused on helping individuals, teams, and organizations maximize their abilities and potentials, consistently achieving ambitious corporate goals. He is the Founder and Chairman of Cascade Partners LLC/Cascade Partners BD, LLC in Southfield. Kothari serves on numerous boards. He is a Finance/Audit Committee Chair for Priority Health, Board Chair for CAP Foundation, Board Member for Leader Dogs for the Blind Foundation, and Board Member for Crecera. Kothari received the CAP Distinguished Service Award in 2011, 2018 and 2021, was recognized as a Crain’s Healthcare Hero in 2021, and was recognized as M&A Advisor of the Year by ACG West Michigan in 2019. He earned his M.B.A. and B.A. from the University of Michigan.

“Northstar Bank is fortunate to gain another board director of such high caliber,” commented Debbie Cunningham, President and CEO of Northstar Bank. “Raj’s vast experience, combined with his deep commitment to meeting the needs of businesses and communities, will play a vital role as we continue to build on the bank’s strong momentum.”

Kothari joins 11 other directors representing Northstar Bank’s market area, including Bill Butler, T.L. Bushey, Debbie Cunningham, David Hyzer, James Finn, Roy Klecha, Kevin Nelson, Jerry Peplinski, Les Phillips, Jeff Rochefort, and S Douglas Touma.

With assets totaling over $913 million, Northstar Bank employs approximately 100 banking professionals with branches in Akron, Algonac, Ann Arbor, Bad Axe, Caro, Lenox, Pigeon, Port Huron, St. Clair, and Ubly. Northstar Bank is an independent, locally operated, full-service bank offering a broad range of financial services. Our mission is to guide the way with service, leadership and trust. We are dedicated to building successful relationships within our communities. Please visit our website at Member FDIC.