Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) in Woodbridge, N.J. has promoted a senior executive to become its president.

The $2.8 billion-asset company said that Steven Klein will remain chief operating officer but will hand over his duties as chief financial officer to William Jacobs.

Klein, 47, was a partner at KPMG before joining Northfield in 2005. He succeeds John Alexander, who remains the company's chairman and chief executive.

Northfield recently converted to a fully public company. Klein "has demonstrated significant leadership at Northfield and has played an important role" in the second-step conversion, Alexander said in a press release Thursday.

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