General Business

18th Annual Profiles in Success

Below, we spotlight companies that make up the fabric of corporate New Jersey. It’s the 17th Annual Profiles in Success

RWJBarnabas Health

Healing New Jersey, Transforming the World

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive academic healthcare system in New Jersey with a service area that covers nine counties and five million residents. The system also ranks among the state’s largest private employers, with a medical staff that represents 40% of New Jersey’s practicing physicians.

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, through their public-private partnership, are jointly developing and operating a world-class academic health system. RWJBarnabas Health is comprised of 12 acute care hospitals (including seven teaching hospitals and an academic medical center), three children’s hospitals, a nationally renowned pediatric rehabilitation hospital and its network of outpatient centers, a free-standing behavioral health center and the state’s largest behavioral health addiction services, a satellite emergency department, trauma centers, ambulatory care centers, comprehensive hospice and home care programs, an integrated medical group practice with primary and specialty care physician practices and telehealth, a clinically integrated network, an accountable care organization, multiple-site radiology and pharmacy services, and a mobile health division that includes Emergency Medical Services (Advanced and Basic Life Support ambulance transport services); a training center; non-emergent patient transportation; and a transfer/call center with 200 ambulances, a helicopter and numerous other assets serving more than 300,000 annually.

Launched in September 2020, Braven Health is a Medicare Advantage plan that will enhance the healthcare experience for its members living in eight of New Jersey’s counties. Braven Health is the first and only New Jersey Medicare plan owned and operated jointly by the state’s largest health insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) and two of the state’s leading health networks, Hackensack Meridian Health and RWJBarnabas Health.

RWJBarnabas Health is recognized as a top employer by Forbes, NJ Advance Media and Beckers Healthcare. Our hospitals, programs, and services have earned countless awards in their fields, including the Equity of Care Award as a top hospital for healthcare diversity and inclusion from the American Hospital Association, national recognition by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality, and the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Additionally, our hospitals receive high excellence, quality and safety scores from top nationally respected organizations including US News & World Report.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the only program in the state designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), received the highest score in New Jersey in the Adult Specialty category for cancer, earning a High Performing rating. Rutgers Cancer Institute, together with RWJBarnabas Health, is at the forefront of cancer research and care and will soon be home to the Jack and Sheryl Morris Cancer Center, New Jersey’s only freestanding cancer hospital, slated to open in 2024 in New Brunswick. Only 92 cancer programs nationwide achieved this rating in the 2022-23 US News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey.

RWJBarnabas Health believes that racism is a public health issue and has committed to become an antiracist organization. Through “Ending Racism Together” – a systemwide initiative launched in 2020 – RWJBarnabas Health is focusing efforts on eliminating systemic racism within the system facilities’ policies and practices.

Through its Social Impact and Community Investment practice, RWJBarnabas Health is leveraging its position as an Anchor Institution, one that is physically entrenched in our communities, as a critical economic engine and as a committed community partner to address the social determinants of health, including economic stability (job opportunities and living wages), education, access to healthy food, affordable housing and safe living. By financially investing in communities across the state and launching initiatives to impact vulnerable communities, the system is constantly working to improve the long-term well-being of the communities it serves.

Systemwide, RWJBarnabas Health is implementing an aggressive program to become a high reliability organization (HRO), using best practices from industries such as nuclear power, aviation and manufacturing. All physicians, management and employees are being trained in robust HRO practices.

Hospitals throughout RWJBarnabas Health are nationally renowned in leading medical and health services, including a Renal Transplant division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center that ranks among the largest in the nation for Living Donor Transplants and Kidney Transplant program.

Also renowned: the highly advanced chronic pain service at Children’s Specialized Hospital that is being modeled across the country; the Heart Transplant program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center that is one of only a handful of programs nationally to have successfully transplanted nearly 1,100 hearts; also at Newark Beth Israel, the state’s only Lung Transplant Program; Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick is the flagship cancer hospital of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the principal teaching hospital of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; RWJUH New Brunswick is also home to a Level 1 Trauma Center and the first Pediatric Trauma Center in the state; and at Cooperman Barnabas, New Jersey’s only state-certified Burn Center.

RWJBarnabas Health is the official healthcare provider of the New Jersey Devils, Rutgers University Athletics, Seton Hall University Athletics, Princeton University Athletics, Monmouth University Athletics, Somerset Patriots (Minor League AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees), and the New Jersey BlueClaws (Minor League Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies).

95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052


Barry H. Ostrowsky, Chief Executive Officer

Primepoint HRMS & Payroll

A New Jersey and Philadelphia Top Workplace

Primepoint, a highly regarded HR technology and payroll company, has been named a New Jersey and a Philadelphia Top Workplace for 2022.

This recognition is the result of strong values and a supportive culture. The Top Workplaces are determined by anonymous employee surveys conducted by a third party, Energage, LLC. The survey measures items such as engagement, company values, innovation and benefits. Here’s what Primepoint employees had to say:

“I am able to learn and grow in my career. I feel supported through every phase. The company isn’t stagnant and is always trying to improve and get better every day. There is a good team environment.”

“I get to work with great people, earn enough to support my family and be part of a growing company doing things the right way.”

“I feel respected for the work I do, not only from leadership, but also from colleagues and other employees.”

Primepoint was additionally recognized for being in the top 5% for Strong Values, Meaningful Work, Leaders In-The-Know, Employee Appreciation, and Work-Life Balance. “Our employees come first. Success in their careers, work-life balance, and personal fulfillment is a priority to us,” says Al Bothwell, Primepoint’s CEO. “We’re a family business at our core, and the supportive and caring environment that a family culture brings will stay with us no matter how much we grow.”

Primepoint started as a small, family operation 30+ years ago. Now, Primepoint has 70 employees and continues to grow, serving thousands of customers, and handling almost $7 billion in payroll annually. Individuals interested in exploring employment opportunities with Primepoint should go to www.primepoint.com/career

2 Springside Rd, Westampton, NJ 08060

Alex Bothwell, CEO|David Bothwell, Chairman of the Board, CTO


Prager Metis CPAs

Looking Beyond the Realm of Traditional Accounting

Prager Metis is a top international advisory and accounting firm with more than 100 partners and principals, more than 600 team members, and 24 offices worldwide including New York, New Jersey, California, the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, London, UK, Chennai, India and the Metaverse.

At Prager Metis, we are at the forefront of technology and innovation. Our experts are constantly pushing through boundaries to offer strategic insights and services to meet the evolving needs of our clients. In January 2022, Prager Metis became the first CPA firm to officially open its Metaverse headquarters in the Decentraland platform to serve as a resource for individuals and businesses in the metaverse who are seeking specialized accounting and financial advisory services. We offer a full range of services including audit, tax, consulting, business management, and international services that are critical to the metaverse world.

In response to ever-changing regulations and developing technologies, Prager Metis has also positioned itself as a leader in the digital assets industry. Our expertise includes cryptocurrency exchanges, cryptocurrency hedge funds, high-net-worth individuals with exposure to cryptocurrency, miners, real estate tokenization, and NFTs. We currently work with various companies in the digital assets space including a top-three global cryptocurrency exchange, one of the largest real estate tokenizations in the U.S., and a top-five global NFT company.

Prager Metis has a level of expertise and a global and digital presence that are unique, and we serve clientele across a diverse range of industries, which include digital assets, sports, entertainment, music, healthcare, fashion, hospitality, real estate, nonprofit, banking and financial industries, and more. Our team takes a hands-on approach and will look beyond the realm of traditional accounting to help you and your business meet your specialized needs and challenges.

Prager Metis will give you the expert advice to protect and grow the value of your world. Whether that world is local, virtual or extends across international markets – Prager Metis helps make Your World. Worth More.

14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1800, New York, NY 10122

Glenn L. Friedman, CPA, CGMA, CEO|Lori A. Roth, CPA/ABV, CFF – Global Managing Partner



Take Advantage of Your Membership!

NJBIA’s job is to help your business succeed, whether you are a one-person operation or a Fortune 500 company. We are the largest, most influential and most impactful statewide business association in the US. We advocate for thousands of New Jersey businesses bound together to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA has the largest lobbying team in the State House, tirelessly keeping tabs on thousands of legislative proposals and regulations affecting your business. We also provide you with personal assistance, valuable information, educational seminars, money-saving healthcare solutions, and networking opportunities – all to help reduce your costs and grow your business.

NJBIA members receive:

  • BIA LEARN: An online learning management system to help you stay compliant, reduce risk, and drive employee engagement. Our online training library features over 360 courses such as: Compliance & Legal, Computer & IT, Customer Service, Diversity, Harassment, HR, Professional Development, Workplace Safety and more!
  • Powerful Advocacy in Trenton: A lobbying team that fights anti-business bills and supports laws that will help grow your company and New Jersey’s economy.
  • Health Benefits: Low-cost, self-funded comprehensive plans with hundreds of choices.
  • FREE HR Support Center: Find the answers you need when trying to navigate today’s challenging employment issues.
  • 401k: Retirement solutions for your employees that save members thousands of dollars each year.
  • Unmatched Discounts: On payroll processing and support
  • Money-saving Benefits: Save with several nationally recognized service providers
  • NJBIA members stay current on business trends and who’s who in government with:
  • New Jersey Business Magazine
  • New Jersey Business Today newsletters
  • Minding Your Business TV Show on News12+
  • Other People’s Business podcast

10 West Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608


Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., President and CEO

First Commerce Bank

First Commerce, Your True Hometown Bank

First Commerce Bank, headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey, is a community-based, tech-forward full-service commercial bank serving the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, professional entities, and individual consumers. Since its inception in 2006, the Bank has grown to include a network of 10 branches and supporting ATMs throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.

First Commerce Bank’s mission is to provide the highest quality service for our customers as a positive point of differentiation. We’re known for our personal touch, professional integrity, impeccable responsiveness, high level of competency and efficiency, and reputation for quick decisions. In short, we’ve worked hard to earn the trust of the communities we serve.

First Commerce Bank’s array of business-related products and services is anchored by our Business Online Cash Management System and Mobile Banking App. We offer numerous options for Business Checking, plus FDIC-backed Business Savings, ACH Origination, Remote Deposit, Online Banking and Bill Pay, Wire Transfers, and more.

Our business loan products include Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Loans, Construction Mortgages, 1-4 Family Investment Property Loans and Multi-Family Funding. We’re proud to be an SBA 7(a) Preferred Lender featuring Express Loan Programs that nurture existing and start-up businesses with funding that surpasses conventional norms.

Our deposit products appeal to both business and individual consumers, with demand deposit accounts and cash management products well supported by current technology, and savings products offering highly competitive interest rates.

The Bank offers multiple FDIC-insured personal checking and savings accounts accommodating a variety of individual needs, such as Free Personal Checking, Premier Money Market with VIP Services, Money Market Express Checking and 50+ Golden Checking, plus Debit Cards, Online Banking with Bill Pay and Zelle Transfer Services.

First Commerce Bank welcomes talented, motivated professionals with a passion for excellence, a focus on customer service and the drive to build a Bank of excellence.

Visit firstcommercebk.com for details and to explore our extensive library of tutorial videos and click-thru demos.

105 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Donald Mindiak, President & CEO


(732) 364-0032


Advancing Innovative Solutions for a Lower-emission Energy Future

Access to reliable and affordable energy is essential to our daily lives and underpins economic and social progress around the world. At ExxonMobil, we are proud to contribute to this progress by reliably supplying the energy the world needs, strengthening global energy security, and playing a leading role in the energy transition.

The move to a lower-emission future requires multiple solutions that can be implemented at scale to address some of the highest-emitting sectors of the economy. This is where we are focused, leveraging our experience and long history of meeting vast complex challenges.

For nearly 140 years, we have been a leader in innovation, supplying products people need to live healthy, prosperous lives in an ever-changing world. And over the next six years, we’re investing more than $15 billion in lower-emission opportunities – a significant share of which is focused on scaling up carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and biofuels.

Our research and development facility in Clinton, New Jersey serves as the center of science and technology at ExxonMobil. There, our scientists and engineers are working to develop innovative and scalable solutions to help reduce emissions, with a focus on the highest-emitting and most-difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of the economy: commercial transportation, power generation and heavy industry.

Today, our Clinton site is home to more than 800 ExxonMobil employees who are developing breakthrough technologies, testing the most sophisticated tools and processes available today, and collaborating with academics, national labs and other industry partners to drive scientific discovery and advance climate solutions.

Spring, TX and Clinton, NJ

Darren W. Woods, Chairman and CEO


Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Bridging the Gap Between Business & Labor

BUILD FAST, BUILD SAFE, BUILD SMART, BUILD UNION – The EASRCC represents more than 40,000 highly skilled men and women, 2,500 businesses, 15 regional offices, 175 staff members, 22 local unions, 18 training centers, and 4,000 apprentices living, working and operating in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia.

As industry stakeholders, our partners benefit from the strength and resources our organization has spent building for more than a century. We can work cooperatively with owners, developers and contractors, and – most importantly – maintain the superior quality of workmanship that our industry has come to expect from union carpenters.

We recently expanded our training center portfolio by adding an Underwater Dive Academy and Infrastructure Academy. This is in addition to our current facilities located in Edison and Hammonton, New Jersey. We also have articulation agreements with numerous universities and colleges and are also working to achieve our own college accreditation as part of our current curriculum.

We are proactively addressing industry concerns related to labor and contractor shortages. In high schools, we started to incorporate our Career Connection curriculum for students interested in the trades. In urban communities, we’ve incorporated our Carpenter Apprentice Readiness Program (CARP) to enhance opportunities for women and minorities. This is in conjunction with holding traditional methods of recruitment at high schools, vocational schools, military bases, career fairs, colleges and working with community groups.

We have also focused on cultivating the next generation of Small, Minority-, Women-, and Veteran-owned businesses. We are hosting entrepreneur seminars, boots camps and finally are offering small business grants to members interested in starting a business.

In addition to providing the most qualified and professional carpenters in the industry. We have invested more than $1.2 billion in numerous project developments, in turn, creating economic opportunity for everyone.

Northeast Carpenters Funds Building 91 Fieldcrest Avenue Edison, NJ 08837

William Sproule, Executive S.T.|Anthony Abrantes, Asst. Executive S.T.


Bergen’s Promise

Keeping Families, Healthy, Safe at Home and Connected to Their Communities

Bergen’s Promise is the Care Management Organization (CMO) of Bergen County as part of the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. We are a rapidly growing, mission driven, non-profit social service organization. We provide in home, integrated wrap-around support to youth up to age 21 who experience behavioral, emotional, substance use challenges and/or live with developmental/intellectual disabilities. We build a team around the family, providing them with support and linkage to local resources that will address social determinants of health and help sustain their progress. Currently, we are supporting approximately 1,800 youth and families in Bergen County.

Bergen’s Promise also administers BergenResourceNet.org.
The ResourceNets are online resource directories that connect families and/or professionals working with families, to the resources available in their county. People who are struggling should know the resources available to them. New Jersey residents can find their county resource directory on NJResourceNet.org. They can find their local Care Management Organization by searching NJCMO.org.

The team members at Bergen’s Promise are essential front-line workers that put values into action. These values include Professionalism, Talent Engagement and Development, Health and Safety, Collaboration, and Cultural Diversity. The pandemic tested every aspect of agency operations and service delivery. In addition, racial, social, political tensions, and food, employment and financial insecurities exacerbated the mental health challenges of youth and families and took a toll on staff. Families are still struggling and Bergen’s Promise and other CMOs are in a hiring crisis.

We look to establish collaborative relationships with local businesses. We have good and welfare events and other opportunities to help support families we serve that need extra assistance with some basic needs throughout the year. We strive to keep people informed and connected to their communities and can attend community or employer wellness fairs.

We need YOUR help to spread the word about the support the NJ Care Management Organizations like Bergen’s Promise provide. Share our job opportunities with those who may be looking for a fulfilling career making a difference in the lives of children and families.

3 University Plaza Drive, Suite 300, Hackensack, NJ 07601

Dean Patras, ACSW, LCSW, CEO|Shelisa Foster, MA, LPC, NCC, COO

201-712-1170|communityresources@bergenspromise.org |bergenspromise.org

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