Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp headquartered in Wayne, announced the promotion of Robert J. Bardusch to executive vice president, chief operating officer (COO).
Bardusch joined Valley in 2016 and brings over two decades of financial leadership and expertise to his current role. Prior to this promotion, he served as executive vice president and chief information officer for Valley. As COO, he will play a critical role working with Valley’s executive leadership team to deliver the bank’s strategic vision. He will focus on integrating platforms, improving service delivery and efficiency, and fostering innovation to support the bank in operating with the right balance of quality, flexibility, control and cost. In addition to these responsibilities, Bardusch will continue to lead Valley’s digital transformation projects and all technology and operations-based aspects of the bank.
“Bob has been an invaluable member of our executive leadership team since joining the bank,” remarked Ira Robbins, Valley National Bank president & CEO. “One of our strategic goals is to accelerate the bank’s digital transformation, which will lead to significant improvements in efficiency, service and profitability for years to come. Bob will continue to lead these efforts as we seek to drive growth during a period of historic change at Valley.”
Bardusch received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as the Chairman of the advisory board for The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology.