James D. Nesci , President and Chief Executive Officer

James D. Nesci serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Foundry Bank, a position he has held since 2018. In addition, he is a board member of the New Jersey Bankers Association. Mr. Nesci has been instrumental in developing the Blue Foundry Bank brand. Prior to his role at Blue Foundry Bank, he served as Head of National Sales for TD Bank’s $20 billion U.S. wealth management business. Before joining TD Bank, Mr. Nesci served as Executive Vice President and Chief Wealth Management Officer of Provident Bank and was President of Beacon Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Bank. Prior to this, Mr. Nesci was Chief Operating Officer with Wilmington Trust Company, National Wealth Management. Mr. Nesci earned two separate MBAs from Columbia Business School and the London Business School, respectively, as well as a BBA in Finance from Hofstra University in New York. He also has received his NACD Fellowship certificate. Mr. Nesci’s positions as President and Chief Executive Officer foster clear accountability, effective decision-making, a clear and direct channel of communication from senior management to the full Board of Directors, and alignment on corporate strategy.

Kelly Pecoraro , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Pecoraro serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2022. Prior to her role at Blue Foundry Bank, Ms. Pecoraro served as Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Comptroller of Investors Bank from January 2019 until April 2022, when Investors Bank and its holding company, Investors Bancorp, Inc., were acquired by Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Pecoraro joined Investors Bank in May 2005 as part of the Financial Reporting team, holding various positions prior to becoming the Chief Accounting Officer in January 2010. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Ms. Pecoraro served as an audit professional at KPMG. Ms. Pecoraro received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. Peter’s College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Acela Roselle, Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director

Acela Roselle, has been our Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director since 1999. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Ms. Roselle acted as the Employment Manager at Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. Ms. Roselle attended The Wood Business School in New York and obtained a SHRM PHR Certification through Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2000.

Alex Malkiman, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Alex Malkiman serves as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Blue Foundry Bank. In his role, Mr. Malkiman drives technology and digital transformation to support the overall growth strategy of the bank. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Mr. Malkiman acted as the Executive Director and Head of IT Infrastructure and Security at CIFC Asset Management and as Director of Global Infrastructure and Client Services at ITG. Mr. Malkiman earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from Brooklyn College, and later went on to earn a MBA in Information Systems Management and Financial Management from the Lubin School of Business a Pace University. Partnering closely with the rest of the executive team, Mr. Malkiman assists in setting the bank’s technology and product vision and strategy, that focuses on mid- to longer-term needs for the company—ensuring alignment with the bank’s ambitious business objectives.

Elizabeth Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer

Elizabeth Miller, has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer since October 2018. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Ms. Miller held positions at Affinity Federal Credit Union, the largest Credit Union in New Jersey, where she was the Senior Vice President of Member Experience and Service and led the multi-state branch network, the wealth and business development teams, the central operations group and the 65 person call center. Prior to that, Ms. Miller worked at Peapack Gladstone Bank, where she was the Vice President of Retail Branch Sales and Operations. Ms. Miller has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Montclair State University.

Elyse D. Beidner, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Elyse D. Beidner, has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, having joined the Bank in 2004. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Ms. Beidner gained more than 25 years of experience providing legal support for various financial institutions including The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and Summit Bank. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from Goucher College, her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law, and her Masters in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law.

Jason M. Goldberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Jason M. Goldberg serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Blue Foundry Bank. Mr. Goldberg joins the Blue Foundry Bank from the Israel Discount Bank of New York, where he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Sales for the Commercial Bank, leading origination and strategy within the Israel Discount Bank’s six business lines including Commercial Real Estate, Mid-Corporation, Middle Market, Not-For-Profit, Healthcare, Factoring and Asset Based Lending. He has over 20 years of relationship, portfolio, sales and product management experience. He works with the Bank’s executive leadership team and Board of Directors to continue to diversify and grow the lending portfolio. He oversees both the strategy and policy as well as the business development efforts of all lending lines of business, including commercial, business and residential lending. Mr. Goldberg has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Binghamton University. He is active in his community, serving as an executive board member at his children’s school and a member of Community Security Services for his local synagogue.

Michele Dowling Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Michele Dowling Johnson, has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since May 2020. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Ms. Johnson held senior marketing leadership positions at bluemercury, Dean & DeLuca, L’Oréal and Revlon, specializing in brand management, digital marketing and ecommerce. Ms. Johnson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Cornell University and an MBA from Fordham University in Marketing and International Business.

Thomas Packwood, Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive

Thomas Packwood, has been our Senior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive since 2011. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Mr. Packwood held senior positions at Deloitte, U.S.B. Holding Co., USA Bank, and RSM US LLP. Mr. Packwood received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Villanova University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he invented and implemented a patented quarterly Risk Assessment and Management System. Mr. Packwood serves as a volunteer at the Rutherford Community Pantry.