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Cross River Wins Gold!

September 8, 2022 GMT

FORT LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 8, 2022--

Cross River Bank (“Cross River”), a technology infrastructure provider that offers embedded financial solutions, today announced that it has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold award for excellence in the Leadership Development category.

The 2022 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Awards are given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Future of Work. The winning program was Cross River’s Leadership Summits which won a Gold award in the Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program category.

“We are honored our Leadership Summit series was recognized with a highly coveted Brandon Hall Gold award in Leadership Development,” said Michael Killingsworth, Head of Learning and Development at Cross River. “Our team is dedicated to crafting innovative programs that motivate change and leadership at all levels to prioritize a high performing, collaborative and inclusive environment. This award highlights the power and impact of our program and our commitment to propel integrative HCM individual and business opportunities forward.”


The series of Summits created by Cross River’s Learning and Development team brought together a group of over 200 leaders over a series of 5 Summits that offered extensive opportunities to strengthen their: internal networking, reflect on their leadership roles, clarify their responsibilities as a manager, enhance their teambuilding efforts, and engage with various levels of leadership, including executives of the company. This unique offsite in-person Summit was a full day experience that concluded with presentations to an executive panel.

“Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program.

“It is a pleasure to see more organizations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through ground-breaking HCM practices,” she said. “For example, it was inspiring to see how diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are increasingly embedded into people and business strategies and cultures. We saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before.”


Entries were evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. Excellence Award winners are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.


“Our award winners demonstrated the vision, agility and innovation needed to excel in the unchartered hybrid work environment,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. “We added and revised awards categories to ensure that we not only validate best HCM practices but also solicit and recognize next practices that set a high bar for everyone.”

Cross River is also a five-time recipient of Arizent and Best Company Group’s “Best Places to Work in Fintech” award, among others. With its innovative approach, proprietary API technology, solution-driven products, community commitment and unparalleled work culture, Cross River continues to lead in both its business and its culture and is hiring in both the U.S. and Israel.

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About Cross River

Cross River provides technology infrastructure powering the future of financial services. Leveraging its proprietary real-time banking core, Cross River delivers innovative and scalable embedded payments, cards, lending and crypto solutions to millions of consumers and businesses. Cross River is backed by leading investors and serves the world’s most essential fintech and technology companies. Together with its partners, Cross River is reshaping global finance and financial inclusion. Member FDIC. Find out more at


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