Valley National Financial Advisors (VNFA) has hired a William Henderson to the position of Vice President, Head of Investments. Bill joins the team from BlackRock, Inc, where he worked for the past 26 years as a member of the Global Fixed Income Team, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager.
In his role, Bill will be responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the investment team, which oversees the development and implementation of the investment strategies employed in the management of client portfolios. He will also work closely with the operations team to ensure proper execution of trading activities and will oversee communication of the firm’s investment philosophy and capital market views to clients, prospects, and other stakeholders.
Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), both from Pennsylvania State University. His professional experience includes portfolio management, group portfolio strategy, and client service.
“We are thrilled to have someone with so much industry experience join our team as a leader for our investment department,” said Matt Petrozelli, CEO. “As our firm celebrates 35 years in business, it is important that we have the right people in the right roles. Bill is not only a match professionally, but he also shares our VNFA values to put clients first and live in the community.”
Outside of his professional work, Bill has served as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America for the past 30 years, and head chef for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cooking for the Hungry Program. He is also a committee chair and past president for St. Paul’s, and a committee member and past board member for St. David’s Golf Club.
Bill will work remotely along with the rest of the team as VNFA offices remain closed in order to keep our staff and clients safe, but he will eventually work full-time at the firm’s Bethlehem headquarters.