McKenna named senior managing director at Peapack Private

James McKenna has been named senior managing director, commercial private banker at Peapack Private, a division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, it was announced Thursday.

As the bank expands its footprint into New York City, McKenna joins a team of seasoned and highly skilled commercial bankers whose primary focus is to build the company’s presence with its core competencies across commercial banking, investment banking and wealth management.

With more than 19 years of commercial lending expertise, McKenna previously served as first vice president, relationship manager, at Valley National Bank. He started his banking career in 2004 at Wells Fargo in California, before moving with the bank in 2010 to Paramus.