Brian Kinahan and Joseph Tarzia joined First County Bank as mortgage loan originators in the residential lending division.

"With the addition of Brian and Joe, First County Bank demonstrates its commitment to our customers in the area of residential mortgage lending," Reyno Giallongo, chairman and CEO, said. "Brian and Joe bring solid backgrounds of residential mortgage lending through their years of experience in mortgage banking. They have knowledge in all aspects of mortgage origination for home purchase, first time buyers, refinance and construction lending. We look forward to their contributions which complement and further enrich the expertise of our First County Bank residential mortgage division."

Kinahan is responsible for originating residential mortgage loans. He works closely with a network of real estate, financial and building professionals throughout Connecticut.

Since 2003, he has been involved in the residential mortgage industry in lower Fairfield County. He has experience in all aspects of origination and focuses on educating customers and providing options that best suit their needs. Prior to joining First County Bank, Kinahan was a mortgage broker in Darien.

Kinahan, of Stamford, received a Bachelor of Science degree in corporate communications from Nichols College in Massachusetts.

Tarzia brings more than 10 years of mortgage origination to First County Bank, including home purchase, refinance, home equity and construction lending. He started his career in the mortgage broker business and later moved into retail mortgage banking.

A lifelong Stamford resident, he has been actively involved with many civic organizations.

First County Bank has a branch office at 1006 Post Road in Darien.