Northfield Bank names deputy chief lending officer

Northfield Bank announced Monday David V. Fasanella has been named deputy chief lending officer.

Kenneth J. Doherty, executive vice president and chief lending officer, previously announced his plans to retire by the middle of 2019.

Fasanella, who has more than 28 years of experience in commercial banking leadership, will be responsible for expanding Northfield’s commercial banking capabilities while working with Doherty to ensure a smooth transition into the role.

Fasanella began his career as a relationship manager with Fleet Bank, CoreStates Bank and The Bank of New York. He joined TD Bank in 2004, most recently serving as regional vice president of the regional commercial banking group.

“In keeping with our strategic plan, which prioritizes talent acquisition and succession preparation, we are pleased to have such a dynamic executive join our management team.  Ken Doherty has been an integral part of the success of Northfield, leading the lending functions through an unprecedented level of growth while maintaining strong underwriting standards and pristine asset quality.  Ken’s foresight, experience, and wisdom have been invaluable to both the Board of Directors and me.  I look forward to working closely with Ken to affect a seamless transition of his role and responsibilities. Dave’s deep experience will be important as we continue to grow our footprint and expand our lending capabilities,” Steven M. Klein, CEO and president of Northfield Bank, said.

Fasanella, the bank said, will be based out of its Woodbridge office.

Northfield Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northfield Bancorp Inc.