Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Kevin Cummings
President & Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Cummings, age 62, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank effective January 1, 2008 and was also appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Investors Bank at that time. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Investors Bank since July 2003. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cummings had a 26-year career with the independent accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he had been partner for 14 years. Immediately prior to joining Investors Bank, he was an audit partner in KPMG’s Financial Services practice in their New York City office and lead partner on a major commercial banking client. Mr. Cummings also worked in the New Jersey community bank practice for over 20 years. Mr. Cummings has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Middlebury College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He is the former Chairman of the Board and current member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, Liberty Science Center and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group and is also a member of the Development Leadership Council of Morris Habitat for Humanity. In addition, Mr. Cummings is a member of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, the All Stars Project of New Jersey and the Community Foundation of New Jersey.

Mr. Cummings is a certified public accountant and his background in public accounting enhances the Board of Directors’ oversight of financial reporting and disclosure issues. Mr. Cummings’ leadership skills and knowledge of accounting, auditing and corporate governance in the financial services industry are considered to be assets to the Board of Directors.

Domenick A. Cama
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Domenick A. Cama, age 60, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in January 2011. He became Chief Operating Officer of Investors Bank effective January 1, 2008 and was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in January of 2010. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Cama served as Chief Financial Officer since April 2003. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cama was employed for 13 years by the FHLB where he served as Vice President and Director of Sales. Mr. Cama is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and the Madison YMCA. Mr. Cama holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from Pace University.

Mr. Cama has extensive knowledge of the banking industry and local markets served by Investors Bank. Mr. Cama’s experience, leadership, financial expertise and strong economics background are considered to be unique assets for the Board of Directors.

Richard S. Spengler
Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer
Richard S. Spengler, age 55, was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Investors Bank effective January 1, 2008. Mr. Spengler began working for Investors Bank in September 2004 as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Spengler had a 21-year career with First Savings Bank, Woodbridge, New Jersey where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Spengler holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University.
Paul Kalamaras
Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Banking Officer
Paul Kalamaras, age 58, was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer of Investors Bank in January of 2010. Mr. Kalamaras joined Investors Bank as a Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking in August 2008. Before joining Investors, Mr. Kalamaras was Executive Vice President of Millennium bcp bank, N.A., in Newark, New Jersey where he was responsible for the retail, commercial banking and treasury lines of business. He served on the bank’s Executive Committee and was a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kalamaras previously was President and CEO of The Barré Company, a manufacturer of precision engineered metal components for the electronics and telecommunications industry. Mr. Kalamaras is a member of, among other organizations, the Board of Directors of New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees, New Jersey SEEDS, Board of Directors Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern NJ and Board of Directors New Jersey Region of the American Red Cross. Earlier, Mr. Kalamaras was Executive Vice President at Summit Bank, where he was responsible for the retail network and business banking. Mr. Kalamaras holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.
Sean Burke
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Sean Burke, age 45, was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Investors Bank effective January 26, 2015. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Burke was the Managing Director and Head of U.S. Depository Institution Investment Banking for RBC Capital Markets in New York. Mr. Burke has over 20 years of experience working with financial institutions. Mr. Burke earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and computer science from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Prior to attending Northwestern, Mr. Burke was a certified public accountant and worked in the financial services audit practice of Ernst & Young.

Board of Directors

Robert M. Cashill
Chairman

Robert M. Cashill, age 74, was first elected to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in February 1998 and has served as Chairman since January 2010. Mr. Cashill served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bank from December 2002 until his retirement on December 31, 2007. During this time Mr. Cashill was an integral part of the conversion of the former savings bank into its present publically held mutual holding company structure raising $500 million in the process. Before assuming such position, Mr. Cashill served as Executive Vice President for the bank since January 2000. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cashill was employed as Vice President Institutional Sales by Salomon Smith Barney from 1977 to 1998, and at Hornblower, Weeks, Hemphill, Noyes from 1966 to 1977. For much of that time he specialized in providing investment analysis and asset/liability management advice to thrift institutions and was, therefore, familiar with thrift recapitalizations and debt issuance. Mr. Cashill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Saint Peter’s College. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he continues his education and served on the Boards of both the New Jersey League of Savings Institutions and the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Mr. Cashill’s leadership skills, extensive background in the financial services industry and his experience working for Investors Bank brings knowledge of industry management and local markets to the Board of Directors. Mr. Cashill’s financial and leadership skills and his experience and knowledge of the financial services industry in general and of Investors Bancorp in particular to be significant assets for the Board of Directors.

Brian D. Dittenhafer
Lead Director

Brian D. Dittenhafer, age 74, was first elected to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in 1997. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the FHLB from 1985 until his retirement in 1992. Mr. Dittenhafer joined the FHLB in 1976 where he also served as Vice President and Chief Economist, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Previously, he was employed as a Business Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1971 to 1976. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Dittenhafer served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Collective Federal Savings Bank and as Chairman of the Resolution Funding Corporation from 1989 to 1992. From 1995 to 2007 Mr. Dittenhafer was Chairman of MBD Management Company. Mr. Dittenhafer has a Bachelor of Arts from Ursinus College and a Master of Arts in Economics from Temple University where he subsequently taught economics. He was named to Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national honor society in Economics. Mr. Dittenhafer is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2007 he was awarded the Certificate of Director Education by the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he continues his education and has achieved Director Professional designation. In 2012, Mr. Dittenhafer achieved the status of the National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow.

Mr. Dittenhafer brings extensive knowledge of the banking industry and a strong background in economics to the Board of Directors. Mr. Dittenhafer’s experience, leadership, financial expertise and strong economics background to be unique assets for the Board of Directors.

James J. Garibaldi

James J. Garibaldi, age 65, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in 2012. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of The Garibaldi Group, a corporate real estate services firm headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey. Mr. Garibaldi joined The Garibaldi Group in 1974. In 1986, Mr. Garibaldi assumed the role of managing partner of the firm and in 1997 he became its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Garibaldi formerly served as President of CORFAC International. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Jersey, a member of the Advisory Board for the Community Soup Kitchen in Morristown and a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Cancer Hope Network as well as the Finance Council for the Diocese of Paterson. Mr. Garibaldi has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Scranton.

Mr. Garibaldi’s extensive real estate experience and knowledge of the local real estate market bring valuable expertise to the Board of Directors. Mr. Garibaldi’s leadership skills and real estate knowledge are considered to be assets to the Board of Directors.

Kevin Cummings

Kevin Cummings, age 62, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank effective January 1, 2008 and was also appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Investors Bank at that time. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Investors Bank since July 2003. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cummings had a 26-year career with the independent accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he had been partner for 14 years. Immediately prior to joining Investors Bank, he was an audit partner in KPMG’s Financial Services practice in their New York City office and lead partner on a major commercial banking client. Mr. Cummings also worked in the New Jersey community bank practice for over 20 years. Mr. Cummings has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Middlebury College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He is the former Chairman of the Board and current member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children, Liberty Science Center and the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group and is also a member of the Development Leadership Council of Morris Habitat for Humanity. In addition, Mr. Cummings is a member of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, the All Stars Project of New Jersey and the Community Foundation of New Jersey.

Mr. Cummings is a certified public accountant and his background in public accounting enhances the Board of Directors’ oversight of financial reporting and disclosure issues. Mr. Cummings’ leadership skills and knowledge of accounting, auditing and corporate governance in the financial services industry are considered to be assets to the Board of Directors.

Domenick A. Cama

Domenick A. Cama, age 60, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in January 2011. He became Chief Operating Officer of Investors Bank effective January 1, 2008 and was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in January of 2010. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Cama served as Chief Financial Officer since April 2003. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Mr. Cama was employed for 13 years by the FHLB where he served as Vice President and Director of Sales. Mr. Cama is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and the Madison YMCA. Mr. Cama holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance from Pace University.

Mr. Cama has extensive knowledge of the banking industry and local markets served by Investors Bank. Mr. Cama’s experience, leadership, financial expertise and strong economics background are considered to be unique assets for the Board of Directors.

Doreen R. Byrnes

Doreen R. Byrnes, age 67, was elected to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in January 2002. Ms. Byrnes retired in 2007 after an employment career in the area of human resources, including having served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Byrnes has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a member of National Association of Corporate Directors and was awarded the Certificate of Director Education in 2010.

Ms. Byrnes has extensive experience with executive recruitment, retention and compensation as well as a strong understanding of the employees and markets served by Investors Bank. This experience provides a unique perspective to the Board of Directors.

Robert C. Albanese

Robert C. Albanese, age 69, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank on December 6, 2013 upon the consummation of Investors Bancorp’s acquisition of Roma Financial Corporation. Mr. Albanese had been a director of Roma Financial since June 2009. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pentegra Retirement Services, located in White Plains, New York, from 2007 to 2013 following an eleven year tenure on Pentegra’s Board of Directors. Prior to his employment with Pentegra, he served as Regional Director of the Northeast Region of the Office of Thrift Supervision from 1996 through 2007 where he was directly responsible for the oversight of all federally chartered institutions and their holding companies located in the twelve states comprising the Northeast Region. Prior to 1996, he served in various other capacities with the Office of Thrift Supervision and its predecessor, The Federal Home Loan Bank Board.

Mr. Albanese has also been involved in many civic activities, most prominently as past President and Treasurer of the Waldwick, New Jersey Jaycees. He presently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Bridge Academy, a school for children with learning disabilities located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Mr. Albanese's extensive regulatory experience with particular expertise in financial analysis, enterprise risk analysis and audit to be assets to the Board of Directors.

James H. Ward III

James H. Ward, III , age 68, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in June 2009 upon consummation of Investors Bancorp’s acquisition of American Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. Mr. Ward was a director of American Bancorp of New Jersey since 1991 and served as Vice Chairman since 2003. From 1998 to 2000, he was the majority stockholder and Chief Operating Officer of Rylyn Group, which operated a restaurant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that, he was the majority stockholder and Chief Operating Officer of Ward and Company, an insurance agency in Springfield, New Jersey, where he was employed from 1968 to 1998. He is now a retired investor. In 2009 he was awarded the Certificate of Director Education by the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he is a member and continues his education.

Mr. Ward brings a wide range of management experience and business knowledge that provides a valuable resource to the Board of Directors. These skills and experience combined with the unique perspective Mr. Ward brings from his background as an entrepreneur provide skills and experience considers to be valuable assets for the Board of Directors.

Dennis M. Bone
Dennis M. Bone, age 65, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank on December 6, 2013 upon the consummation of Investors Bancorp’s acquisition of Roma Financial Corporation, where he served as a director. Mr. Bone is the Director of the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University. Previously, Mr. Bone served as President of Verizon New Jersey for 12 years where he was responsible for Verizon’s corporate interests across New Jersey. Mr. Bone had over 33 years’ experience with Verizon, where he served in executive management positions for 17 years. Active in his community, Mr. Bone is on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he is Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee, the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, the Citizens Campaign and was recently elected Chairman of the Newark Alliance. In addition, Mr. Bone is Chairman of the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission which oversees New Jersey’s Workforce System, and was the founding Chairman of Choose New Jersey. Mr. Bone previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Liberty Science Center (12 years), the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (12 years), the Aviation Research Technology Park (2 years), and the New Jersey Utilities Association (12 years). The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Bone's experience, which brings a broader corporate perspective, and his extensive community involvement to be assets to the Board of Directors.
Michele N. Siekerka
Michele N. Siekerka, age 52, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank on December 6, 2013 upon the consummation of Investors Bancorp’s acquisition of Roma Financial Corporation where she served as Chairman. Ms. Siekerka is a licensed attorney and President and CEO of New Jersey Business and Industry Association. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Siekerka was employed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, first as an Assistant Commissioner and then she completed her service as Deputy Commissioner. From 2004 to 2010, she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Siekerka was employed by AAA Mid-Atlantic, first as vice president of human resources and then as senior counsel. Active in numerous civic/professional organizations, Ms. Siekerka is on the Board of Choose New Jersey, New Jersey Innovation Institute, Junior Achievement of New Jersey, Better Choices Better Care and Opportunity New Jersey where she serves as Co-Founder and Co-Chairman. Ms. Siekerka is a former member of the Robbinsville Township Board of Education where she served as President from 2002 to 2005. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers Ms. Siekerka’s legal and government affairs expertise and market knowledge to be assets to the Board of Directors.
William V. Cosgrove

William V. Cosgrove, age 69, was first appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank in October 2011. Mr. Cosgrove had been employed as a non Section 16 officer of Investors bank since Investors Bancorp's acquisition of Summit Federal Bankshares, Inc. and Summit Federal Savings Bank in June 2008 through his retirement form Investors Bank on October 1, 2011. Mr. Cosgrove was President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Federal Savings Bank from 2003 until the acquisition of Summit Federal Savings Bank by Investors Bank. Mr. Cosgrove has over 40 years of experience in banking and has served as president of the NJ Council of Federal Savings Institutions and the Union County Savings League. In addition he served on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Savings League. Mr. Cosgrove is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he continues his education.

Mr. Cosgrove’s extensive experience in the banking industry and local markets bring valuable expertise to the Board of Directors. Mr. Cosgrove’s financial and leadership skills and his experience and knowledge of the financial services industry in general to be assets to the Board of Directors.

Peter H. Carlin

Peter H. Carlin, age 44, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank on March 27, 2017. Mr. Carlin has been a Managing Director at Blue Harbour Group since 2014. Prior to joining Blue Harbour Group, Mr. Carlin was a Managing Member of Estekene Capital from 2009 to 2013. Previously, he was a Deputy Portfolio Manager at Alson Capital, where he worked from 2002 to 2009 and at Sanford Bernstein & Co. where he was a Buyside Research Analyst from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Carlin began his career at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Carlin earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1999, a JD from Columbia Law School in 1999, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.

Mr. Carlin’s tenure working with financial institutions through the capital markets brings valuable expertise to the Board of Directors. Mr. Carlin’s financial and leadership skills and experience and knowledge, as well as the representation of shareholder interest bring an important asset to the Board of Directors.
Listed ages are accurate as of March 27, 2017.
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