Valley National CFO named senior adviser

Valley National Bancorp, the holding company for Valley National Bank, announced Alan Eskow, current chief financial officer, has been placed in a senior advisor role to support the bank’s CEO and president, Ira Robbins.

Eskow will continue in his role as chief financial officer for the Wayne-based company until a successor is named.

Once a successor is decided, Eskow will remain at Valley as an executive officer and senior executive vice president.

“As we search nationally to find a replacement, Alan will continue to provide the sustained leadership and financial continuity necessary until the conclusion of this process,” Robbins said. “Alan’s new role of senior executive vice president and corporate advisor will report directly to me as a member of the management committee. His broad experience in the industry and deep knowledge of Valley will support and accelerate the execution of many strategic initiatives underway. I look forward to Alan’s continued guidance as we seek to move forward and I extend my gratitude to him for both his personal counsel and corporate leadership during his 18 years as Valley’s CFO.”