Blue Foundry Bank, based in Rutherford, N.J., has hired industry veteran Robert Slowikowski as vice president to manage the bank’s commercial real estate lending team. In addition to team oversight, Slowikowski 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, EVP/chief lending officer at Blue Foundry Bank. “I am confident that, under his guidance, our commercial lending team will exceed bank and customer expectations.”
Having been in the banking industry for 25 years, and a commercial lending specialist for more than half of that time, Slowikowski brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to his new role. He joins Blue Foundry following tenures at Unity Bank, ConnectOne Bank and Kearny Bank. He held senior level positions at each of these institutions and consistently generated business that surpassed established goals.
“I was attracted to Blue Foundry Bank’s innovative, yet personal, approach to serving its commercial customers,” said Slowikowski. “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”.
When not creating opportunity through commercial lending, Slowikowski can be found spending time with his wife of 22-years and their four children. Devoted to staying active, he also participates in Spartan Races and triathlons, runs 5K races and enjoys skiing.
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