BCB Bank hires chief lending officer, promotes 2nd exec

BCB Bank and its parent, Bayonne-based BCB Bancorp, have named a new chief lending officer and the promotion of another executive to business development manager.

David Garcia has been hired as senior vice president and chief lending officer, responsible for overseeing BCB Bank’s Lending Division, with a focus on commercial lending and credit risk management. He comes from the former Oritani Bank, which recently merged with Valley National Bank, where he was executive vice president of the bank’s private real estate investment trust, Oritani Asset Corp., as well as managing director of Oritani Finance Co.

“David brings to BCB Bank extensive experience and insight in the lending arena at a time when community banks are playing a vital role in the state’s economic recovery,” CEO and President Thomas Coughlin said in a prepared statement. “Many of our customers have experienced a financial blow due to the pandemic and look to us for stability. David’s background will prove invaluable for BCB, as we move forward to fill the needs of our customers.”

In addition, Vince Davis was promoted to vice president and business development manager, spearheading business development strategies in all markets. He has been with BCB since 2015, when he joined the bank as a branch manager and business development officer at its Monroe branch.

“Vince has been instrumental in helping BCB Bank expand and support both the consumer and commercial markets within the Monroe area,” Coughlin said. “In addition to his business acumen, his commitment to supporting and volunteering at local community organizations aligns with the BCB Bank focus on community commitments.”