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Senior Management

Christopher D. Maher, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Christopher D. Maher has served as Chairman of the Company and the Bank since January 1, 2017 and as CEO of the Company and the Bank since January 1, 2015. He joined the Company and the Bank on March 25, 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed to the Board of Directors on February 19, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Maher served as President and CEO of Patriot National Bancorp and Patriot National Bank since 2010.

Mr. Maher is active in the non-profit community, serving as a Trustee of both Helen Keller Services for the Blind and Monmouth University and as a Director of Hackensack Meridian Home Care Services, Inc. and Hackensack Meridian Nursing & Rehabilitation. He is also active within the banking industry, becoming a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia effective January 1, 2020 and as a member of the Board of the New Jersey Bankers Association.

Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Michael J. Fitzpatrick has been Executive Vice President and CFO of the Company since 1995. He has also been Executive Vice President and CFO of the Bank since joining the Bank in 1992.

Joseph J. Lebel III, President & Chief Operating Officer

Joseph J. Lebel III was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank on January 1, 2021 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in June 2020. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank since January 2019 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer from 2017 to 2019 and as Chief Lending Officer of the Bank from 2013 to 2017. Upon joining the Bank in 2006, he was Senior Vice President of the Bank, in charge of Commercial Lending. Before then, he was employed with Wachovia Bank N.A. for approximately 22 years, most recently as Senior Vice President.

Steven J. Tsimbinos, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Steven J. Tsimbinos was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company and the Bank in June 2016, having previously served in those roles as First Senior Vice President since 2010. Prior to joining OceanFirst, he was General Counsel of Copper River Management, L.P., the investment manager to a family of hedge funds, since 2006, and prior to that a partner with Lowenstein Sandler PC, where he practiced corporate and securities law.

Michele B. Estep, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Michele B. Estep was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Bank in January 2020. Prior to joining OceanFirst, Ms. Estep was the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Sun National Bank. Before then, she held leadership roles at KeyBank in Albany, New York.

Karthik Sridharan, Chief Information Officer

Karthik Sridharan was appointed Chief Information Officer of the Bank in September 2019. Prior to joining OceanFirst, Mr. Sridharan was the Chief Technology Officer at Citigroup from 2011 to 2019 and previously held leadership roles in global technology management with JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America Corp. Mr. Sridharan was also an Industry Manager at Microsoft prior to joining the financial services industry.

Anthony Giordano III, Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Banking Officer

Anthony Giordano III was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Banking Officer of the Bank on January 1, 2020, having previously served as the Bank’s Senior Operations Officer since 2015, and served as Interim Chief Information Officer until Mr. Sridharan’s appointment. Prior to joining OceanFirst, Mr. Giordano was Chief Executive Officer of Colonial American Bank until its acquisition by OceanFirst.

Angela K. Ho, Chief Accounting Officer

Angela K. Ho was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of the Company in March 2017 and had served as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Bank since September 2016. Prior to joining OceanFirst, Ms. Ho served as the controller of Northfield Bank since 2012 and had significant accounting responsibilities at Signature Bank and KPMG LLP.