Donna DeMaio is making the right moves at the right time. With two acquisitions this year, her timing and execution appear to be flawless, which isn't surprising for an ambitious and technically savvy former CPA who spent 18 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining MetLife Bank in 2002 as vp and chief financial officer.

As CEO, success may also have something to do with her discipline and patience, as evidenced by her Black Belt in martial arts, which she recently earned while juggling the roles of mother and bank president.

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