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.

Alex Agnoletto, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Alex Agnoletto, has been our Vice President and Controller since March 2021. Prior to starting at Blue Foundry Bank, Mr. Agnoletto served as the Director of Accounting at Cenlar FSB from July 2020 to March 2021 and previously served as an Audit Manager at KPMG within the banking audit group from October 2014 to June 2020. Mr. Agnoletto received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey.

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.

Brent Michael Ciurlino, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

Brent Michael Ciurlino, has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer since May 2020. Previously, Mr. Ciurlino held the positions of Senior Vice President-Risk & Operations at Newtek Business Services Corp., Chief Operating & Risk Officer at Freedom Mortgage Corp., Corporate Manager for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Deputy Director-Asset Management Services at Resolution Trust Corp. and Chairman, Board Compliance Committee for Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Ciurlino received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Maine and a Master of Science from Washington State University.

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.

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.

Mugur Tolea, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Mugur Tolea, has been our Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer since January 2021. Prior to joining Blue Foundry Bank, Mr. Tolea was the Vice President of Technology for Search and Discoverability at Walmart eCommerce and Jet.com. Previously, his experience was built in leadership roles of VP of Engineering at Amazon, Shutterstock and Audible. Mr. Tolea holds a PhD Title “Magna Cum Laude,” in Neural Networks from the Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble, France.