Karen Rojeski, Patriot Bank’s chief credit officer, plans to retire next month after joining the bank last year.

The Stamford-based bank said in an SEC filing yesterday that Rojeski had notified Patriot Bank last week that she planned to retire on Sept. 2.

Rojeski had joined the bank in January 2021 as executive vice president and chief credit officer. Before Patriot Bank, she had been executive vice president and chief credit officer at Metropolitan Commercial Bank and was also a senior vice president and special assets department manager at Union Savings Bank.

The bank has planned a search for Rojeski’s replacement, according to the securities filing. While waiting for a replacement to be named, Patriot Bank said the bank’s president and CEO, Robert Russell, and chief financial officer, Joseph Perillo, would handle Rojeski’s executive functions.

Patrick Trombley, senior vice president and head of commercial and industrial lending will handle Rojeski’s functions that are considered non-executive.

Patriot Bank had been expected to merge this year with American Challenger Development Corp., creating a national online bank, but the merger agreement was terminated last month.