By Joshua Burd
Blue Foundry Bank has named a new executive to manage its commercial real estate lending team.
The company, which is based in Rutherford, announced recently that it has hired Robert Slowikowski as a vice president. In addition to team oversight, the industry veteran will be responsible for originating and structuring loans, developing relationships and partnerships within Blue Foundry’s footprint and executing strategies to grow the bank’s loan portfolio.
“Rob has the leadership proficiency and industry expertise to galvanize our department of skilled commercial real estate lenders,” said Vincent Micco, executive vice president and chief lending officer at the bank. “I am confident that, under his guidance, our commercial lending team will exceed bank and customer expectations.”
Slowikowski has 25 years in the banking industry, more than half of which he spent as a commercial lending specialist, according to a news release. He joins Blue Foundry following tenures at Unity Bank, ConnectOne Bank and Kearny Bank, having held senior-level positions at each institution.
“I was attracted to Blue Foundry Bank’s innovative, yet personal, approach to serving its commercial customers,” Slowikowski said. “I share Blue Foundry’s roll up your sleeves’ philosophy and look forward to sharing my passion to excel, innovate and serve — so that my team and I can make good things happen for our customers, communities and the bank.”