People: Valley National Bancorp (VLY)

VLY on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerald Lipkin

72 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Alan Eskow

65 2011 CFO, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Director of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Peter Crocitto

56 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Albert Engel

65 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Robert Farrell

67 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Dianne Grenz

51 2014 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

James Lawrence

70 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Robert Meyer

67 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Bernadette Mueller

55 2009 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Robert Mulligan

66 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Andrea Onorato

56 2014 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

Stephen Davey

58 Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

Elizabeth De Laney

49 First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

Eric Gould

45 First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

John Noonan

67 First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank

Ira Robbins

39 2013 Executive Vice President of Valley National Bank

Mary Guilfoile

60 2003 Director

Graham Jones

69 1997 Director

Walter Jones

71 1997 Director

Robert Soldoveri

60 2008 Director

Andrew Abramson

60 1994 Independent Director

Peter Baum

58 2012 Independent Director

Pamela Bronander

57 1993 Independent Director

Eric Edelstein

64 2003 Independent Director

Gerald Korde

70 1989 Independent Director

Michael LaRusso

68 2004 Independent Director

Marc Lenner

48 2007 Independent Director

Barnett Rukin

73 1991 Independent Director

Suresh Sani

49 2007 Independent Director

Jeffery Wilks

54 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerald Lipkin

Mr. Gerald H. Lipkin serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank, subsidiary of the company. Mr. Lipkin began his career at Valley in 1975 as a Senior Vice President and lending officer, and has spent his entire business career directly in the banking industry. He became CEO and Chairman of Valley in 1989. Prior to joining Valley, he spent 13 years in various positions with the Comptroller of the Currency as a bank examiner and then Deputy Regional Administrator for the New York region. Mr. Lipkin is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Banking and Finance from New York University. He is also a graduate from the Stonier School of Banking.

Alan Eskow

Mr. Alan D. Eskow, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Director of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank, subsidiary of the company. Mr. Eskow joined Valley in 1990 as a Vice President in the Financial Administration Department. He is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the New Jersey State Society of CPAs. Mr. Eskow was designated the Controller in 1998 and Chief Financial Officer in 2000. Mr. Eskow also worked a number of years in public accounting, as an executive in a savings and loan and seven years arranging financing for multi-family properties through FHLMC, FNMA and other investors. Mr. Eskow received his Bachelor’s Degree from Long Island University and is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Eskow’s 23 years of experience at Valley has provided Mr. Eskow with extensive banking and related financial management and accounting expertise which he brings to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Peter Crocitto

Mr. Peter Crocitto serves as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank, subsidiary of the company. Mr. Crocitto joined Valley in 1977 and has held positions in various departments throughout the bank including Consumer Lending, Retail Banking, MIS, Business Development and Operations. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1996 and assumed the title of Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Mr. Crocitto received his Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University and his Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking. Mr. Crocitto’s extensive management experience and leadership during his 36 years of experience at Valley is an asset to the Board.

Albert Engel

Robert Farrell

Dianne Grenz

James Lawrence

Robert Meyer

Bernadette Mueller

Robert Mulligan

Andrea Onorato

Stephen Davey

Mr. Stephen P. Davey serves as Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp.

Elizabeth De Laney

Ms. Elizabeth E. De Laney serves as First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp.

Eric Gould

Mr. Eric W. Gould serves as First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp.

John Noonan

Mr. John H. Noonan serves as First Senior Vice President of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp.

Ira Robbins

Mr. Ira D. Robbins serves as Executive Vice President of Valley National Bank, a subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Robbins joined Valley National Bank in 1996 as part of the Bank's Management Associate Program. He is currently responsible for asset and liability management, debt and capital management, liquidity management, strategic planning, budgeting and derivative management. Mr. Robbins also participates in corporate development initiatives and oversees the management of the Bank's Payroll Department. Mr. Robbins received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics from Susquehanna University and received his Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Pace University. He is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Mr. Robbins is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Mary Guilfoile

Ms. Mary J. Steele Guilfoile serves as Director of Valley National Bancorp. Ms. Guilfoile is the former Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (a global financial services firm) and a former Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of The Beacon Group, LLC (a private equity, strategic advisory and wealth management partnership). Ms. Guilfoile is also a Partner of The Beacon Group L.P. (a private investment group), a CPA, Chairman of the Audit Committee of Interpublic Group of companies, Inc., and was Chairman of the Audit committee of Viasys Healthcare, Inc. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Boston College Carroll School of Management and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in strategic marketing and finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. With her wide range of professional experience and knowledge, Ms. Guilfoile brings a variety of business experience in corporate governance, risk management, accounting, auditing, investment and management expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Graham Jones

Mr. Graham O. Jones serves as Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Jones has been practicing law since 1969, with an emphasis on banking law since 1980. He has been a Partner of Jones & Jones since 1982 and served as the former President and Director of Hoke, Inc., (manufacturer and distributor of fluid control products). He was a Director and General Counsel for 12 years at Midland Bancorporation, Inc. and Midland Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Jones was a partner at Norwood Associates II for 10 years and was a President and Director for Adwildon Corporation (bank holding company). Mr. Jones received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University and his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. With his business and banking affiliations, including partnerships and directorships, as well as professional and civic affiliations, he brings a long history of banking law expertise and a variety of business experience and professional achievements to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Walter Jones

Mr. Walter H. Jones, III, is no longer serves as Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Jones served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hoke, Inc. from 1983 to 1998. For 12 years he was the Chairman of the Board for Midland Bancorporation, Inc. and Midland Bank & Trust Company where he also served as acting Chief Executive Officer for an interim period. Prior to this, he was a practicing attorney in New Jersey for 15 years. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Williams College, a Bachelor of Law Degree from Columbia Law School and a Master of Law Degree from New York University. He brings management experience, legal and business knowledge to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Robert Soldoveri

Mr. Robert C. Soldoveri serves as Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Soldoveri served as a Director of Greater Community Bancorp from 2001 – 2008. When Greater Community Bancorp was acquired by Valley, Mr. Soldoveri was appointed to the Board of Directors. Soldoveri is the Owner and Manager of Solan Management, LLC, a Real Estate Management Company. Mr. Soldoveri is the Managing Member of Anjo Realty LLC, Union Boulevard Realty LLC, 55 Shepherds Realty LLC, Minnisink Realty LLC, Portledge Realty LLC, Rockham Properties LLC, a General Manger of SBG Realty LLC and President/Director of the John L. & Grace P. Soldoveri Foundation, Inc. He attended the University of Scranton. Mr. Soldoveri is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with the Soldoveri Agency from 1974 – 2005 and from 2005 – present, with NJRC Real Estate, Totowa, NJ. Mr. Soldoveri brings to Valley’s Board of Directors leadership and experience with an array of real estate, corporate financing and operational matters.

Andrew Abramson

Mr. Andrew B. Abramson serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Abramson is a licensed real estate broker in the States of New Jersey and New York. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s Degree, and a Master’s Degree, both in Civil Engineering. With 34 years as a business owner, an investor and developer in real estate, he brings management, financial, and real estate market experience and expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Peter Baum

Mr. Peter J. Baum serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Baum joined Essex Manufacturing, Inc. in 1978 as an Asian sourcing manager. Essex Manufacturing, Inc. has been in business over 52 years and imports various consumer products from Asia. Essex distributes these products to large retail customers in the U.S. and globally. Mr. Baum graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 with a B.S. in Economics. Mr. Baum brings over 32 years of business experience including as a business owner for 17 years.

Pamela Bronander

Ms. Pamela R. Bronander serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Ms. Bronander has full managerial responsibility for the financial and legal aspects of two mechanical contracting companies, KMC Mechanical, Inc. and Kaye Mechanical Contractors LLC. Ms. Bronander was formerly an officer of Scandia Packaging Machinery Company. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Lafayette College. Ms. Bronander brings years of general business, managerial, and financial expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Eric Edelstein

Mr. Eric P. Edelstein serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Edelstein is a former Director of Aeroflex, Incorporated and Computer Horizon Corp.; former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Griffon Corporation (a diversified manufacturing and holding company), and a former Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen LLP (an accounting firm). Mr. Edelstein was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP for 30 years and held various roles in the accounting and audit division, as well as the management consulting division. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from Rutgers University. With 27 years of experience as a practicing CPA and as a management consultant, Mr. Edelstein brings in depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing standards as well as a wide range of business expertise to Board. He has worked with audit committees and boards of directors in the past and provides Valley’s Board of Directors with extensive experience in auditing and preparation of financial statements.

Gerald Korde

Mr. Gerald Korde serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Korde is the owner of Birch Lumber Company, Inc. and has various business interests including real estate investment projects with Chelsea Senior Living and Inglemoor Care Center of Livingston. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Korde’s background as a former owner and manager of motels provides a long history of entrepreneurship and managerial knowledge that provides value to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Michael LaRusso

Mr. Michael L. LaRusso serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. LaRusso is a former Executive Vice President and a Director of Corporate Monitoring Group at Union Bank of California. He held various positions as a federal bank regulator with the Comptroller of the Currency for 23 years and assumed a senior bank executive role for 15 years in large regional and/or multinational banking companies (including Wachovia, Citicorp and Union Bank of California). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Seton Hall University and he is also a graduate from the Stonier School of Banking. Mr. LaRusso’s extensive management and leadership experience with these financial institutions positions him well to serve on Valley’s Board of Directors.

Marc Lenner

Mr. Marc J. Lenner serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Lenner became the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Lester M. Entin Associates in January 2000 after serving in various other executive positions within the Company. He has experience in multiple areas of commercial real estate markets throughout the country (with a focus in the New York tri-state area), including management, acquisitions, financing, development and leasing. Mr. Lenner is the Co-Director of a charitable foundation where he manages a multi-million dollar equity and bond portfolio. Prior to Lester M. Entin Associates, he was employed by Hoberman Miller Goldstein and Lesser, P.C., an accounting firm. He attended Muhlenberg College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in both Business Administration and Accounting. With Mr. Lenner’s financial and professional background, he provides management, finance and real estate experience to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Barnett Rukin

Mr. Barnett Rukin serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Rukin was the Chief Executive Officer of Short Line (a regional bus line) for 15 years and Regional Chief Executive Officer at Coach USA for two years. Since 2000 he has been Chief Executive Officer of SLX Capital Management LLC. Mr. Rukin has in-depth knowledge of real estate, federal, state and local business regulations, and human resources, investments, and insurance (including auto, property and casualty insurance). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University. Mr. Rukin brings 52 years of knowledge and management experience in all aspects of a service organization to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Suresh Sani

Mr. Suresh L. Sani serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Sani is a former associate at the law firm of Shea & Gould. As president of First Pioneer Properties, Inc., he is responsible for the acquisition, financing, developing, leasing and managing of real estate assets. He has over 22 years of experience in managing and owning commercial real estate in Valley’s lending area. Mr. Sani received his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor Degree from the New York University School of Law. He brings a legal background, small business network management and real estate expertise to Valley’s Board of Directors.

Jeffery Wilks

Mr. Jeffery S. Wilks serves as an Independent Director of Valley National Bancorp. Mr. Wilks served as a director of State Bancorp, Inc. from 2001 to 2011 and was appointed to Valley’s Board of Directors in connection with Valley’s acquisition of State Bancorp, Inc., effective January 1, 2012. From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Wilks was an Associate Director of Sandler O’Neill, an investment bank specializing in the banking industry. Prior thereto, Mr. Wilks was a Vice President of Corporate Finance at NatWest USA and Vice President of NatWest USA Capital Corp. and NatWest Equity Corp., each an investment affiliate of NatWest USA. Mr. Wilks serves on the board of directors of the New Cassell Business Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Central Synagogue, New York, member of the board of the Museum at Eldridge Street. Mr. Wilks served as Director of the Banking and Finance Committee of UJA from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Wilks earned his BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Boston University. Mr. Wilks brings experience in banking, finance and investments to Valley’s Board of Directors.
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