Mitchell Crandell Promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Valley National Bancorp and Valley National Bank

News | 4/4/2019

Mitch HeadshotWAYNE, N.J. – Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Valley National Bancorp (NASDAQ:VLY), the holding company for Valley National Bank, has promoted Mitchell Crandell to Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer.
Mitch joined Valley as Assistant Controller in 2005, quickly progressed to Controller and has been our Chief Accounting Officer since November 2010.  In this role, he oversees the corporate accounting operations, accounting policy, and the internal and regulatory reporting for Valley and its subsidiaries.
“Mitch has been instrumental in the execution of our strategy for well over a decade now,” remarked Valley President and CEO Ira Robbins.  “His financial expertise, knowledge of Valley and proven leadership skills will enable him to make an immediate impact to our Executive Leadership Team.”

Mitch began his career, which spans more than 25 years, in the financial services practice of KPMG LLP and serviced both large and small banking clients.  He subsequently held various positions, including the head of financial reporting and controller, at MB Financial, Inc. prior to joining Valley. Mitch received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accountancy, with honors, from Michigan State University.  He is a licensed CPA in New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with nearly $32 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates over 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.