First Niagara Financial Group has announced the promotion of Robert Dellatorre to senior vice president of middle market banking for the New England region.

Dellatorre brings over 25 years of experience in finance. In his new role, he is responsible for managing the bank’s relationships with middle market companies throughout New England.

“Bob’s exceptional customer service and strong business acumen make him a highly effective relationship manager and top business producer, and he has been central to the success of our middle market team in the New England region,” Art Rhatigan, senior vice president and middle market team leader for New England, said in a statement.

Dellatorre first joined Niagara in 2011 as vice president and relationship manager. Previously, he worked with JP Morgan Chase middle market banking. He is also a member of the Elm City Executive Forum, as well as the New Haven Manufacturing Association.