First Niagara announced that Troy Jellerette has joined its New England middle market/corporate banking team. As a senior relationship manager, Jellerette will build his existing banking portfolio of commercial companies in Connecticut, with an emphasis on those located in Fairfield County. Jellerette will report directly to James Bzdyra, First Niagara senior vice president of commercial banking, New England region. Jellerette joins First Niagara from JP Morgan Chase, where he spent the last 24 years in various capacities, most recently as a middle market relationship manager focused on the Connecticut marketplace. Previously, he served as a small business lender with Citibank. Jellerette graduated from Babson College with a bachelor of science degree in finance and investments and communication. A Norwalk resident, he will initially work from First Niagara’s headquarters in New Haven, but will eventually be based out of the bank’s Norwalk office at 40 Richards Avenue.