Leadership Team

Thomas R. Cangemi, President & Chief Executive Officer

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Thomas R. Cangemi serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and Flagstar Bank, N.A.

He was appointed President and CEO as well as Director of NYCB and New York Community Bank effective December 31, 2020, and was named Chairman of NYCB and New York Community Bank effective March 26, 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NYCB and New York Community Bank since April 5, 2005. He joined NYCB and New York Community Bank on July 31, 2001 as Executive Vice President and Director of the Capital Markets Group, and was named Senior Executive Vice President of NYCB and New York Community Bank on October 31, 2003.

Prior to joining NYCB and New York Community Bank, Mr. Cangemi was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of both Richmond County Financial Corp. and Richmond County Savings Bank. Before joining Richmond County in 1997, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Continental Bank, a commercial bank based in Garden City, New York and, previously, as Director of Corporate SEC Reporting for an electronics corporation in Boca Raton, Florida. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Cangemi was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunrise Bancorp, a publicly traded thrift headquartered on Long Island. Previously, Mr. Cangemi was a member of the SEC Professional Practice Group of KPMG Peat Marwick serving financial institutions.

Mr. Cangemi serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York as well as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Richmond County Savings Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Community Bank Foundation. In addition, Mr. Cangemi is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor. Previously, Mr. Cangemi was a member of the Board of Directors of Peter B. Cannell & Co., Inc., a New York City-based investment management firm, a Board member and a member of the Development Committee of the Long Island Children’s Museum, on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Arts, a member of the Council of Overseers of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the East Woods School. Mr. Cangemi is a former recipient of the Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40” list of the top executives under the age of 40.

Mr. Cangemi holds a B.B.A. from the School of Professional Accountancy at Dowling College, and is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.

John T. Adams, Senior Executive Vice President & Director of Indirect Multi-Family Lending

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John T. Adams serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Indirect Multi-Family Lending of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer since January 1, 2020. He has served in positions of increasing responsibility at New York Community Bancorp, Inc. since joining the Company in 2000 in conjunction with its acquisition of Haven Bancorp, Inc., parent of CFS Bank, where he began his career in 1983. Most recently, Mr. Adams served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, managing credit risk and credit risk administration to ensure the Bank’s asset quality is acceptable.

Previously and throughout his tenure with the Company, Mr. Adams assumed senior roles including retail branch management, commercial mortgage lending, originations and construction lending management. In 2013, his role was expanded to include Chief Administration Officer duties where he oversaw the day to day operations of the Bank's Lending Department before being named Chief Credit Officer in 2017.

Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from New York Institute of Technology and a Post Graduate Degree from the National School of Banking with Honors. 

Mr. Adams is a member of the New York Mortgage Bankers Association, the Queens, Bronx, and Long Island Builders Association, Chairman of the Board for the Cleary School for the Deaf, and is a Board Member of the New York Community Bank Foundation and Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre.

Reginald E. Davis, Senior Executive Vice President & President of Banking

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Reginald E. Davis serves as Senior Executive Vice President and President of Banking of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for all non-mortgage lending, Government Banking, Treasury Management, strategic alliances, and all of Retail Banking.

He has 35 years of banking experience, most recently with SunTrust, now Truist, where he was head of business banking. He also served as President of RBC Bank USA, the U.S. banking division of the Royal Bank of Canada, and as a senior executive and member of the operating committee for Wachovia (now Wells Fargo), where he held a number of senior roles. He started his banking career at First Union Bank.

Mr. Davis serves on the board of the Lincoln Financial Group and is a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. Previously, he served as chair of the Morehouse College Dean’s Advisory Board and as a board member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

His past recognitions include being named by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 75 most powerful African Americans in corporate America, and in 2021, by Savoy Magazine to the list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

John J. Pinto, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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John J. Pinto has been Chief Financial Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. since December 31, 2020. Mr. Pinto was appointed Senior Executive Vice President on February 5, 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Pinto served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and the Bank, since April 5, 2005. Mr. Pinto joined the Company on July 31, 2001 in connection with the Richmond County merger, and served as Senior Vice President, and more recently First Senior Vice President, in the Capital Markets Group.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pinto served as Senior Vice President and General Auditor of Richmond County Financial Corp. and Richmond County Savings Bank. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Pinto served as Director, Financial Reporting at American Express Bank, a multinational bank based in New York City. From 1993 to 1996, he was a member of the Financial Services Group of Ernst & Young, LLP, based in New York City, providing auditing and consulting services to financial institutions throughout the Northeast.

Mr. Pinto serves as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Community Bank Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Noble Maritime Collection in Staten Island.

Mr. Pinto holds a Bachelors degree from Fairfield University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.

R. Patrick Quinn, Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary

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R. Patrick Quinn joined New York Community Bancorp, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary in connection with the Roslyn Bancorp merger on October 31, 2003. On January 4, 2021 Mr. Quinn was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and New York Community Bank, having previously served as legal counsel, Chief Corporate Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary since December 31, 2004. On March 22, 2022, Mr. Quinn was named Senior Executive Vice President. From January 1999 until the Roslyn merger, Mr. Quinn served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Roslyn Bancorp, Inc. and The Roslyn Savings Bank.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Quinn was an associate with the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Mr. Quinn also held previous positions with Sanwa Securities (USA) Co., L.P. and the law firm of Payne, Wood and Littlejohn, where he was a partner.

Mr. Quinn is a graduate of Northwestern University and of Hofstra University’s School of Law. He serves as a trustee of the New York Community Bank Foundation and as an Associate Village Justice for the Village of Mill Neck, New York.

Lee M. Smith, Senior Executive Vice President & President of Mortgage

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Lee Smith serves as Senior Executive Vice President and President of Mortgage at New York Community Bancorp, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of mortgage, including mortgage sales and originations, secondary and capital markets, mortgage fulfillment operations, and mortgage servicing, as well as the strategic growth of the mortgage and servicing businesses.

He joined Flagstar in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and held that position until his appointment as head of Mortgage in 2020. As COO, he played an integral role in the turnaround of Flagstar in addition to his responsibilities for several key business units—including mortgage servicing—as well as strategy, balance sheet and cost optimization, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Flagstar, he was a partner with MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, a private equity fund based in New York, where he managed a number of portfolio companies across a multitude of industries and sat on various boards.

Earlier in his career, he was a senior director at Zolfo Cooper LLC, an advisory and interim management firm. Additionally, he served as a vice president in Ernst & Young’s national restructuring group in both New York and the United Kingdom.

He serves on the board of trustees of Cranbrook Schools and sits on both the finance and audit committees of the board of governors and is vice chairman of the Cranbrook Institute of Science. He is also chairman of Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is dedicated to revitalizing distressed neighborhoods and communities in Detroit and is part of the national LISC network. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Meagan Belfinger, Executive Vice President & Chief Audit Officer

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Meagan Belfinger serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., having joined Flagstar Bancorp in 2014 as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and was appointed Chief Audit Executive in 2019.  Meagan has a strong background in finance, risk, and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Flagstar, Meagan worked for the US Department of the Treasury, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Meagan is a certified National Bank Examiner and Federal Thrift Regulator. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University.

Meagan serves on the Board of Detroit Horse Power, including chair of the finance committee, and the Michigan State University Executive MBA Alumni Board.

In 2021 she was recognized as a Corp! Magazine Most Valuable Millennial, and Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40.




Karen Buck, Executive Vice President & Special Advisor to the CEO

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Karen Buck serves as Special Advisor to the CEO. In this role, she is accountable for leading the bank’s integration and conversion activities as well as the implementation of major system applications. Prior to this role, Ms. Buck was Executive Vice President of Operations for Flagstar Bank where she was responsible for the Customer Engagement Center, retail and commercial operations, banking operations, and business risk and internal controls. She is a customer centric leader who focuses on people, process and technology to consistently deliver strong business results.

Before joining Flagstar, Ms. Buck was Executive Vice President of Operations for TD Bank, overseeing commercial, retail and payment operations. Her career has stretched across 4 countries and various business segments at TD. She has demonstrated the ability to transform and deliver strong results in Wealth Management, Retail and Commercial Banking.

Ms. Buck serves on the Board of Edmund Optics and she chairs the Finance and Compensation committees. She is active in various industry and community organizations and was past chair of the Federal Reserve 5th District Retail Payments Advisory Council and was a member of The Clearing House PayCo board. She also was past chair of the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey and past chair of The Psychology Foundation of Canada.

Ms. Buck was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in 2021, The American Banker as a member of The Most Powerful Teams in Banking, by South Jersey Biz Magazine as one of 25 Women to Watch, and by NJBIZ Journal as one of the Best 50 Women in Business.

Jennifer Charters, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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Jennifer Charters serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc., having joined in connection with the Company’s merger with Flagstar. She joined Flagstar in June 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, she is responsible for providing overall executive leadership and strategic direction for the IT organization, including the successful delivery of technology initiatives and management of IT operations.

She was previously the CIO of Corporate Technology at Ally Financial, where she was responsible for technology across Ally's enterprise functions. Prior to Ally, she spent 12 years in consulting at Accenture, where she led strategic projects in support of Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications and financial services industries. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Jennifer is also a past-president and advisory board member for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology.

Elizabeth Correa, Executive Vice President & Director of Corporate Responsibility

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Beth Correa serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Responsibility at New York Community Bancorp, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for strengthening NYCB’s position as a socially responsible company by directing diversity and inclusion programs, the Company’s foundation, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy.

She joined Flagstar in 2011 as Senior Vice President and Market Manager with responsibility for the Bank’s branch network in Southeast Michigan. In 2015 she was named Director of Community Affairs and Quality, and later, as Director of Community Relations. She assumed her current position in 2019.

Earlier in her career, she worked at Chase Bank and its predecessors, where she served in a number of positions, including First Vice President and District Manager, Vice President and Customer Communications and Training Coordinator for Merger Integration, and Vice President and Training Manager. She also has experience as a business owner, working with nonprofits and community banks to facilitate strategic planning. She is highly active in the community and currently serves as board chair of the Detroit Public School Foundation, advocacy committee chair of the Michigan Humane Society, executive committee member of Sustainable Business Network of Detroit, and board member of The Carr Center and of Inforum.

Salvatore J. DiMartino, Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO, and Director of Investor Relations

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Salvatore J. DiMartino is Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO, and Director of Investor Relations of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. having joined the Company in April 2015. In addition to his Chief of Staff responsibilities, he also oversees Investor Relations and Shareholder Outreach.

Prior to joining NYCB, Mr. DiMartino served as Co-Chief Executive Officer at First Central Savings Bank beginning April 2013, where he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer beginning March 2012 and Senior Risk Officer beginning March 2010. During his five years here, he successfully recapitalized the bank, reduced the level of problem loans, improved liquidity, and returned the bank to profitability.

He also served at Banco Santander from June 2008 to March 2010 as a Managing Director in their US Corporate Strategy Department. In this role, he identified potential bank acquisitions in the U.S. and was instrumental in Santander’s acquisition of Sovereign Bancorp.

Mr. DiMartino was a banking industry analyst for 6 years at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where his research coverage focused on community and regional banks. His contributions have been recognized multiple times by top industry sources such as the prestigious Institutional Investor All-America Research Survey, the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street Survey, Forbes Magazine, and the Starmine Best Analysts poll.

Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 2002, Mr. DiMartino spent eight years with Advest, Inc. as a Director following small and mid-cap banks and thrifts. Before Advest, he was employed by Mabon Securities in New York as a junior analyst. He began his professional career in September 1987 with Merrill Lynch, where he spent five years in accounting.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. DiMartino serves on the Board of Directors at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and also on the Board of the Tiegerman School.

Mr. DiMartino earned his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University and his M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University.

David W. Hollis, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

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David W. Hollis serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. In this role, he provides strategic direction and operational leadership for all aspects of human resources. He oversees the development and execution of company-wide programs and initiatives in the areas of compensation, benefits, talent development, talent acquisition, business partnerships, HR information systems & analytics, employee engagement and HR compliance & oversight.

He brings more than 25 years of HR leadership in financial services, manufacturing/industrial, and retail industries. Most recently he served as Chief Talent Officer at Goodyear Tire and Rubber where he had extensive HR responsibilities encompassing 64,000 employees in 22 countries.

Previously, he was Chief Human Resources Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he led transformational change with an emphasis on culture, talent acquisition and management, and strategy development. He also served as director of the bank’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, overseeing workforce representation, supplier diversity, and financial outreach. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles with PNC Financial Services, National City Bank, and Sears Roebuck & Co.

Andrew Kaplan, Executive Vice President & Chief Digital & Banking as a Service Officer

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Andrew Kaplan serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Digital & Banking as a Service Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Kaplan has worked in the banking industry for 34 years, including 28 years with NYCB. Throughout his career, he has been known to be innovative and responsive while delivering consistent results for the Bank. His demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to perform, led to his appointment as the Banks’s Chief Digital and Banking as a Service Officer, a newly created position that speaks highly of his reputation within the organization as a thoughtful and progressive leader. As the Chief Digital and Banking as a Service Officer, he is the point person in leading the bank’s digital transformation strategy including forging relationships with FinTech companies and using those relationships to garner core deposits, increase fee income, and improve product distribution.

In the past, Mr. Kaplan has held a variety of responsibilities at NYCB, including Director of Products and Services, where he was responsible for the creation, marketing, and distribution of financial products through the Bank’s branch network, Marketing, Alternative Deposits, Sales & Service, and Wealth Management. He was instrumental in generating multi-billion dollar deposit opportunities through a variety of delivery channels, including “Premier Banking” services to commercial borrowers. Additionally, his efforts on the sales and service side have been widely recognized with top rankings by JD Power Associates, Forbes Top 50, and being named in an American Banker survey, as the top bank in terms of best overall customer experience.

Mr. Kaplan earned his MBA from Fairfield University and holds a BBA in Finance from Pace University (Cum Laude).  He is a graduate of the National School of Banking and holds the FINRA Series 24, 7, and 63 licenses as well as multiple state licenses for Life, Accident and Health Insurance.  He served on the Board of Advisors for the American Bankers Association’ School of Bank Card Management. Mr. Kaplan has received various professional awards and recognition including being recognized by Bank Investment Consultant Magazine as one of the nation’s Top Program Managers and by Long Island Business News as “One to Watch” in banking. 

Mr. Kaplan is involved in a variety of community affairs.  He was elected for three terms as a Trustee on the Board of Education for his town in western Suffolk County where he finished his term as Board President. He is a fund raiser for a number of locally based charities and serves as President Emeritus of the Wyandanch Plaza Association and a Director on the board of the Family Service League.

Ross Marrazzo, Executive Vice President & Enterprise Chief Compliance Officer

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Ross Marrazzo joined New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in May 2022 as Executive Vice President and Enterprise Chief Compliance Officer.  He has over 40 years of domestic and international financial services experience in banking, insurance and securities as a compliance officer, audit executive, and consultant.  His consulting experience included overseeing multiple independent consultancies and monitorships for the Federal Reserve, OCC, NYDFS, and DOJ.

Prior to NYCB, he held executive positions at Treliant, LLC, GE Capital, First Niagara Financial Group, DTCC and Citigroup, along with its predecessors, Travelers Group and Primerica. Prior to his 22 years at Citigroup, he worked for two law firms handling SEC public and private offering compliance, and as an examiner for the NY Investor Protection and Securities Department.  He has spoken at a number of industry events with peers and government agency representatives, authored several articles on compliance and auditing, and facilitated annual training for foreign banking executives in Europe, Asia and the United States partnering with the Institute for International Bankers and Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  He is a graduate of St. John’s University and a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Nicholas C. Munson, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

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Nicholas C. Munson serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc.  He was appointed Chief Risk Officer on July 25, 2019 and joined NYCB on April 2, 2018 as the Chief Audit Executive.  As the CRO, Mr. Munson is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective risk management program that aligns to applicable regulatory guidance and is commensurate with the Company’s size, scope, and complexity. Mr. Munson’s team provides independent risk management oversight and guidance for managing risk and ensuring compliance, including the development of risk management measures, across the Company. 

Prior to joining NYCB, Mr. Munson was a Managing Director, Executive Audit Manager, and Transformation Leader at GE Capital, where he had global responsibility for transforming the global audit function to meet heightened regulatory standards as a non-bank SIFI.  Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Munson spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs Internal Audit in New York, Chicago, and Tokyo where he had a number of senior leadership roles, including Deputy Audit Executive of Capital Markets, Asia Head of Capital Markets Audit, Co-head of Tokyo Internal Audit, and Global Head of the Audit Practices Group. Mr. Munson began his career in public accounting, including two years at KPMG in New York City in its financial services assurance practice. 

Mr. Munson holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Project Management Professional.

Julie Signorille-Browne, Executive Vice President & Director of Operations

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Julie Signorille joined New York Community Bancorp, Inc. in September 2021 and serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Operations. She is instrumental in leading the transformation of the Bank’s core platform and modernizing the back-office operations.

Ms. Signorille has more than 30 years of experience in financial services and M&A Integration. Prior to New York Community, she worked for several large financial institutions, including Citizens Bank, Key Bank, First Niagara Bank, and Citibank as well as holding nationwide service delivery responsibilities for two global outsourcing firms. In her previous role as the Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Banking at Citizens Bank, Ms. Signorille was responsible for Deposit and Loans Servicing, Mortgage Servicing, Enterprise Fraud, Collections, Robotic Process Automation/Artificial Intelligence, Collateral Risk Management and Project Management. She had led and launched several innovative solutions including a new digital bank back-end operations, customer self-service capabilities, and digital transformation that resulted in significant customer and colleague experience improvements and cost saves.

Active in the Long Island community, Ms. Signorille is on the Ladies Auxiliary group for the Wilson Ritch Post 432 of the American Legion and is an honorary member of the Setauket Fire Department. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Western NY Women’s Foundation, along with being a Mentor at the Babcock Street Job Readiness Program.