Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Management – Provident Financial Services, Inc.

Christopher Martin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin has served as Chairman since April 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Provident and Provident Bank since September 2009. He previously served as President of Provident and Provident Bank since July 2004. He serves on the boards of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and the New Jersey Bankers Association.
Anthony J. Labozzetta
President and Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Labozzetta has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Provident and Provident Bank since August 2020. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of SB One Bancorp and SB One Bank since January 2010. He was previously Executive Vice President of TD Bank from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his banking career, he was a certified public accountant with Deloitte and Touche.
John Kuntz
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Thomas M. Lyons
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Leonard G. Gleason
Senior Vice President and Investor Relations Officer

Management – Provident Bank

Christopher Martin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martin has served as Chairman since April 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Provident and Provident Bank since September 2009. He previously served as President of Provident and Provident Bank since July 2004. He serves on the boards of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and the New Jersey Bankers Association.
Anthony J. Labozzetta
President and Chief Operating Officer
Anthony Labozzetta has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Provident and Provident Bank since August 2020. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of SB One Bancorp and SB One Bank since January 2010. He was previously Executive Vice President of TD Bank from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his banking career, he was a certified public accountant with Deloitte and Touche.
John Kuntz
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Thomas M. Lyons
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brian Giovinazzi
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Carolyn Powell
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Finn M. W. Caspersen Jr.
Executive Vice President
Frank S. Muzio
Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
George Lista
Executive Vice President and President of SB One Insurance
James A. Christy
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
John Kamin
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Joseph A. Spatola
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Joseph T. Covell
Senior Vice President and General Auditor
Josephine Moran
Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Services and Consumer Lending Officer
Leonard G. Gleason
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Robert G. Capozzoli
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Sheila Leary
Senior Vice President and BSA/AML Compliance Director
Valerie O. Murray
Executive Vice President and Chief Wealth Management Officer
Walter Sierotko
Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer
Vito Giannola
Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer

Board of Directors

Christopher Martin
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Martin has served as Chairman since April 2010 and Chief Executive Officer of Provident and Provident Bank since September 2009. He previously served as President of Provident and Provident Bank since July 2004. He serves on the boards of directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and the New Jersey Bankers Association.
Anthony J. Labozzetta
Anthony Labozzetta has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Provident and Provident Bank since August 2020. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of SB One Bancorp and SB One Bank since January 2010. He was previously Executive Vice President of TD Bank from 2006 to 2010. Prior to his banking career, he was a certified public accountant with Deloitte and Touche.
Carlos Hernandez
Lead Director
Mr. Hernandez is retired. He previously served as President of New Jersey City University, located in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Edward J. Leppert
Edward J. Leppert is a certified public accountant and founder of Leppert Group LLC, and has been in public practice since 1986. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of both SB One Bancorp and SB One Bank from January 2012 to July 2020. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the SB One Boards of Directors.
Frank L. Fekete
Mr. Fekete is a certified public accountant and the Managing Partner of the accounting firm of Mandel, Fekete & Bloom, CPAs, located in Jersey City, New Jersey. He serves on the board of trustees of St. Peter’s University, Hackensack Meridian Health Network, and John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.
James P. Dunigan
Mr. Dunigan has over 30 years of financial services industry experience having served in executive leadership roles with PNC Asset Management Group, and as Interim Chief Investment Officer of the Pennsylvania State Treasury. Mr. Dunigan is the Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the immediate past President of the Union League of Philadelphia. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of Strategas Research Partners, a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm.
John Pugliese

Mr. Pugliese is Chief Executive Officer of Motors Management Corporation which provides management oversight and direction to one of the top automobile dealership groups in the country. He formerly served as EVP and Head of Retail Banking for the Bank of New York Mellon. Mr. Pugliese serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Buzz Points (formerly Fisoc, Inc.,) a company that provides services and products to community banks and credit unions and is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Peters Prep. He formerly served on the board of directors of Vertose Company Ltd. He previously served as Chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, and as Chairman of Team Capital Bank, as well as on the Board of Regents of St. Peter’s University.

Laura L. Brooks
Ms. Brooks is retired. Ms. Brooks previously served as Vice President-Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer of PSEG in Newark, New Jersey. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Enterprise Risk Management Program at North Carolina State University and is a North Carolina State ERM Fellow. She is a former member of the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors-New Jersey Chapter, and former Chair of the board of trustees of Philip’s Education Partners.
Matthew K. Harding

Mr. Harding is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Levin Management Corporation, a leading retail real estate services firm. Mr. Harding serves as Vice President of The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation and as Trustee of the Gill St. Bernards School.

Robert Adamo
Mr. Adamo retired from the international public accounting and consulting firm of Deloitte LLP after a 40-year career where he served as a senior partner and as a member of the board of directors.
Robert McNerney
Robert McNerney has been the owner of a real estate company, McNerney & Associates, Inc. since 1981. McNerney and Associates, Inc. provides appraisal, management, brokerage and development services throughout northern New Jersey and New York. He is a licensed appraiser and real estate broker in New Jersey and New York, and holds an MAI and SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute. He holds a CRE designation from the Counselors of Real Estate, which is awarded to individuals nominated by their peers who possess extensive experience in the commercial real estate business.
Terence Gallagher
Mr. Gallagher is President of Battalia Winston, a national executive search firm headquartered in New York, New York. He has served on the Americas Board for the Association of Executive Search Consulting Firms and the Advisory Committee for the National Association of Corporate Directors-New Jersey Chapter.
Thomas W. Berry
Mr. Berry retired from investment banking in 1998 after a 26-year career with Goldman Sachs & Co. where he served as a partner since 1986. Mr. Berry is a director of the Hyde and Watson Foundation.
Ursuline Foley
Ms. Foley has over 30 years of global experience in financial services and technology, having most recently served as Chief Corporate Operations Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Officer and Managing Director with XL Group. Ms. Foley is Chairman Emeritus, former President and current Board Member for Fairfield Westchester Society for Information Management, and is a member of Pace University Seidenberg School Advisory Board, University of Bridgeport Advisory Board, Rutgers University Cyber Security Advisory Board, Accenture Insurance Innovation Advisory Board and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.