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ConnectOne Names Bank President, Hires Chief Risk Officer

December 2, 2020    Englewood Cliffs, N.J   —   ConnectOne Bancorp Inc. named Elizabeth Magennis president of its unit ConnectOne Bank. Magennis, who previously served as the executive vice president and chief lending officer of the bank, assumes her new role immediately.

The company also disclosed that Michael O’Malley has been hired as executive vice president and chief risk officer of ConnectOne Bank. His career includes serving most recently as director of enterprise risk and strategic initiatives and head of operational risk at On Deck Capital Inc.  He has extensive risk management experience across a wide array of financial institutions, including Fintech lending, global banks, commercial banks, investment banks, broker-dealers and wealth managers.

Prior to joining On Deck Capital, O’Malley worked with MUFG Securities Americas, Ernst & Young, Bank Leumi, and Trillium Trading.  At ConnectOne, he will be responsible for providing effective and proactive risk leadership, and ensuring that the organization is fully prepared to comply with the regulatory standards applicable to larger banking organizations.  In this new role, O’Malley will report directly to Chairman & CEO Frank Sorrentino, III.

In addition, Siya Vansia has been named senior vice president and chief brand and innovation officer of the bank. Vansia has been with ConnectOne for more than a decade.

For additional information, visit www.ConnectOneBank.com.