Jersey City-based Provident Bank is elevating the ranks of its retail banking team.
Robert Vivo was recently promoted to senior vice president, regional director while Darleen Gillespie and Paula Palermo – who will report to Vivo – were both named first vice president, regional manager for the north central and northeast regions, respectively.
Based in Iselin, Vivo’s new role will find him directing the bank’s regional management team to achieve objectives while expanding new business and building employee engagement programs. Prior to the promotion, he was responsible for Provident’s northeast segment as regional manager.
“Since joining Provident Bank, Robert has been a true team leader, clearly communicating goals while maintaining a strong focus on company values, succession planning, risk management and process improvement,” said Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Banking Josephine Moran. “I am pleased to have him lead our team of regional managers based on his deep knowledge of bank policy and procedures and valuable interpersonal skills.”
According to the bank, Gillespie and Palermo will focus on meeting branch and regional goals. The new positions find them each responsible for internal and external marketing and sales initiatives, branch operations, audit controls, income and expenses, and promoting employee development and training.
As of June 30, 2019, Provident Bank reported assets of $9.84 billion with $6.87 billion in deposits.