Christopher Hayden. Photo courtesy of First County Bank

Stamford-based First County Bank recently appointed Christopher Hayden as its new senior vice president and chief risk officer. Hayden will be responsible for the company’s enterprise and regulatory risk management functions.

Hayden will report directly to First County Bank Chairman and CEO Robert J. Granata, First County said. He will be a member of the $2.26 billion-asset bank’s senior management team, and several other committees including the investment, pricing, asset and liability management and compliance management committees.

“Christopher has a strong track record of leadership and success. His deep knowledge in enterprise risk management and regulatory compliance makes him the ideal addition to our leadership team as we continue to grow our mutual community bank. We are pleased to welcome Christopher to First County Bank,” Granata said in a statement.

Hayden previously held the same title and role at Orange Bank and Trust of New York, First County said. Prior to that, he was enterprise risk management manager at Provident Bank for five years as they grew from under $10 billion to $25 billion.