Paul is responsible for overseeing the administration of all mortgage origination activities while leading the teams of lending professionals throughout the Bank’s footprint in RI, MA and CT. Paul has more than 40 years of experience in consumer credit and mortgage lending. He is an accomplished leader with a strong dedication to both customer service as well as leadership development for his team. Prior to this position, Paul spent several years leading the Wellesley, MA Loan Production Office, which increased both production volume and staff exponentially under his leadership. Prior to joining Washington Trust, Paul worked with several local, regional and national financial institutions including Wells Fargo Financial, Rockville Bank and Citizens Bank.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College. A Massachusetts resident, Paul is actively involved in the communities that Washington Trust serves. He is a volunteer and supporter of the Connecticut Baseball Academy and New Haven Promise. He is an active member of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors, the Greater Boston Association of Realtors, and the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Associations. Paul is also a member of the Charles River Chamber of Commerce, the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and is affiliated with both the RI and Boston Women’s Council of REALTORS®, as well as the Asian Real Estate Association of America.
What Paul's Customers Are Saying:
- "I've worked with Paul several times now and he's always been great"!
- "Paul Fredette always does an amazing job with our loans. He is honest and steers us in the right direction"!
- "Paul’s responsiveness is outstanding! Unparalleled customer service and focus. Helpful and patience are among his virtues. Capable of creating a trustful atmosphere".
- "Paul was top notch! Went above and beyond multiple times and gave me plenty of notice to prepare for when things would need to move quickly".