Oak Ridge, N.J. – December 12, 2019 – Thomas J. Shara, President and CEO of Lakeland Bank, is pleased to announce the following appointment.
Bharat “BG” Naran has been hired as First Senior Vice President, Director of the Technology Services Group based in Oak Ridge, N.J. Naran will be responsible for managing all aspects of the operational activities of the Technology Services Group including strategic planning and future designs. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he was most recently the Head of IT and Security (CIO/CISO) at MDC Partners in New York, N.Y. Prior to that, Naran was the Deputy General Manager and Data Center Architect at CDS, a division of Omnicom Group. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in business management at Wagner College and holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certificate. Naran is a member of the Society for Information Management, International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and volunteers for AmeriCares and Habitat for Humanity. He resides in Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $6 billion in total assets. With an extensive branch network and commercial lending centers throughout New Jersey and Highland Mills, N.Y., the Bank offers business and retail banking products and services. Business services include commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, loans for healthcare services, asset based lending, equipment financing, small business loans and lines, and cash management services. Consumer services include online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines, mortgage options and wealth management solutions. Lakeland is proud to be recognized as New Jersey’s #1 Best-In-State Banks by Forbes and Statista, rated a 5-Star Bank by Bauer Financial and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit LakelandBank.com for more information.