Paramus-based SB One Bank announced Monday the promotions of Ali Mattera to senior vice president, Technology and digital bank officer and Elizabeth Watts to first vice president, Human Resources.
“These are both very well-deserved promotions for Ali and Elizabeth, and we are confident they are going to further advance our digital and talent capabilities at SB One Bank,” SB One Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Labozzetta said in a prepared statement.
The news comes just days after SB One Bank announced it would merge into Provident Bank, creating the third-largest bank headquartered in the state.
Mattera joined SB One Bank in 2017, and in her new role is responsible for maintaining information technology, digital strategy and digital channels for the bank and its subsidiaries. She will primarily focus on accelerating innovation throughout the organization, identifying disruptive threats to the bank’s business models and leading change management and strategic thought leadership. Mattera will also develop and implement a forward-thinking, business-enabling technology strategy that integrates and aligns with the bank’s overall mission to provide an even better banking experience.
Watts, who has been with SB One Bank since 2015, is responsible for building and implementing strategies, programs and infrastructure to develop, engage and retain the best talent for the organization. She will handle all aspects of human resources including compensation and benefits, talent management, training and development, succession planning, employee relations and performance management. Watts is also responsible for creating innovative ways to engage employees, reinforcing the culture and establishing systems and training that will develop leaders.