ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North Jersey Community Bank (NJCB), one of the country's top performing community banks as ranked by SNL Financial, has added to its senior leadership team with two new appointments. Aditya Kishore has joined the Bank as Chief Technology/Operations Officer and Laura Criscione will serve as Chief Compliance Officer.
In this new role, Kishore will lead new technology development services with a focus on customer experience, as well as internal technological infrastructure and operations. Kishore comes to NJCB with a successful 20-year track record in operations, planning, development and implementation of multiple projects and technologies in banking.
"We're thrilled to be adding the caliber and depth of experience in banking operations and technology that Aditya brings to our senior management team," said Frank Sorrentino III, chairman and CEO of North Jersey Community Bank. "We're more than a bank. NJCB is a trusted community and technology center that revolves around our customers' specific needs. We're making the right investments in leadership and infrastructure that allow us to increase efficiencies across our entire network and support the Bank's long-term growth goals."
Kishore comes to NJCB from Carver Federal Savings Bank (CFSB) where he headed technology and operations, responsible for operational efficiency and cost savings throughout the organization.
Prior to CFSB, Kishore held leadership positions at Hanover Community Bank and Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) where he established infrastructure, systems operations, technical requirements, new technologies and product direction for the banking solutions business. Kishore holds an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois.
In her new role as Chief Compliance Officer, Criscione will be responsible for the Bank's internal controls, and compliance with all regulatory, federal and state laws.
"Laura has been recognized by the industry for her significant career achievements and contributions to the Bank on multiple levels. We look forward to her continued leadership in her new role," continued Sorrentino.
Criscione has been with NJCB since its inception, and has helped drive the growth of the bank over the past eight years. Her regulatory knowledge will be instrumental to the future growth of the bank.
NJCB offers a complete range of financial services for both personal and business customers, backed by advanced technology. The Bank provides a full-line of banking products and services, including mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as a wide selection of commercial services. Its "Simply Better Money Market Account," with one of the highest rates in the area, is available for both business and personal accounts and includes free checking and free online bill pay, and now mobile banking. Each of its branches feature NJCB's exclusive "Coin Toss" free coin counting machine as well as extended lobby hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. NJCB also provides 24-hour ATM service and free online banking at www.njcb.com.
About North Jersey Community Bank (NJCB):
NJCB was founded by local community and business leaders to provide the highest level of personalized community banking services to the New Jersey market and surrounding area. With a strong commitment to the communities it serves, the bank offers a variety of innovative deposit and loan products.
NJCB is one of the country's top performing community banks, as ranked by SNL Financial, a leading provider of news and data on the banking and financial services industry, for two consecutive years. Additionally, NJCB received a top 10 ranking on NJBIZ's 50 Fastest Growing Companies List, was the publication's Business of the Year in 2012 and was named to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500|5000 list as the 64th fastest growing bank in the country.
NJCB has also been a recipient of the Forbes® Enterprise Awards -- the most esteemed and sought after small-business awards in the United States. The Forbes® Enterprise Awards honor the visionary practices and exemplary achievements of a select few small businesses.
NJCB is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. For more information, call 201-816-8900, go online to the bank's website at www.njcb.com, or visit NJCB's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NJCBfan.
SOURCE North Jersey Community Bank