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ESL Federal Credit Union Names Matt Deknatel as Business Development Mortgage Originator

ESL Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Deknatel to business development mortgage originator. In his new position, Deknatel will assist in providing mortgage solutions to ESL customers, as well as oversee relationship management with local realtors and other residential real estate professionals to support its mortgage originations. Deknatel has more than eight years of experience in the mortgage origination industry. Most recently he was a mortgage originator with ESL before his promotion.

Deknatel graduated with a bachelor’s from the State University of New York at Brockport and with a master’s from Roberts Wesleyan College.

About ESL Federal Credit Union

With more than 100 years of locally owned history, ESL Federal Credit Union serves as a full-service financial institution to more than 425,000 members and 16,600 businesses. Founded in 1920, the company provides personal banking, business banking, mortgage services, and wealth management services through its locally based 24-branch network; telephone, mobile and online banking; and live chat center.

The Rochester-based financial institution employs approximately 950 people in the Greater Rochester area and holds more than $9.2 billion in assets. Since 1996, ESL has paid out 29 consecutive Owners’ Dividends to its members totaling more than $290 million. Since the creation of its Community Impact initiative in 2018, ESL has reinvested more than $100 million in grants throughout the community. The company has appeared on Great Place to Work® lists since 2010. ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered at 225 Chestnut Street, in Rochester, and can be found online at

For more information, contact:

Rich Pulvino, APR
VP/Director, Marketing