Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

MVB FINANCIAL CORP. Officers

Larry F. Mazza
Larry F. Mazza
Chief Executive Officer & President
Larry F. Mazza

President & Chief Executive Officer of MVB Financial Corp. and Board Director for MVB and MVB Bank. Mr. Mazza joined MVB in 2005 and became Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2009. Mr. Mazza has 30 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Mazza worked for a national accounting firm, KPMG (or its predecessors) as a CPA with a focus on auditing, including audits of financial institutions. Prior to joining MVB in 2005, Mr. Mazza was Senior Vice President & Retail Banking Manager for BB&T Bank’s West Virginia North region. Mr. Mazza was employed by BB&T and its predecessors from 1986 to 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Mazza was President of Empire National Bank, and he later served as Regional President of One Valley Bank.

Mr. Mazza is one of seven members of the West Virginia Board of Banking and Financial Institutions, which oversees the operation of financial institutions throughout West Virginia and advises the state Commissioner of Financial Institutions. Mr. Mazza is also an entrepreneur and is co-owner of nationally-recognized sports media business Football Talk, LLC, a pro football website and content provider for NBC SportsTalk. Mr. Mazza currently serves on the Board of Directors of PDC Energy, a Nasdaq listed company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with regional headquarters in North Central West Virginia. He also serves as a Director for Fintech startup BillGO, headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Mr. Mazza currently serves on the ALCO, Loan Approval, and Loan Review committees and is a Director of the MVB Insurance, MVB Mortgage, MVB Community Development Corporation, and MVB Community Development Partners, Inc. Boards. In 2017, he became a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Mazza is viewed as a visionary leader executing a business model that integrates the fintech industry with traditional banking.

Donald T. Robinson
Donald T. Robinson
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Donald T. Robinson Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer –MVB and President – MVB Bank; Former North Regional President – MVB; Former Partner with Hayden Harper; Former Senior Vice President and Commercial Regional Manager for Huntington National Bank
C. Brad Greathouse
C. Brad Greathouse
Executive Vice President, Chief People and Culture Officer
C. Brad Greathouse

Brad Greathouse joined MVB Financial Corp. in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Greathouse has since been promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief People and Culture Officer.

He is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He later graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he earned a master’s degree in Human Resources.

Greathouse has more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience. He was previously employed by Mylan’s North America leadership team where he served as Vice President of Human Relations through a period of tremendous growth. He was responsible for overseeing employee engagement and labor relations, succession planning and talent development, as well as leading and supporting a number of business transformation and restructuring projects.

Prior to his time at Mylan, Greathouse spent more than 12 years at GE Aviation in a number of senior human resources leadership roles for global organizations, including Turbine Airfoils Manufacturing and Engineering Division, Finance and Legal Divisions and the Customer and Product Support Operations. In his most recent position with GE as the Executive Human Resources Leader, Assembly, Test and Overhaul Center of Excellence, Greathouse provided overall human resources direction and strategy for a production, services and engineering organization with 20 locations and 7,000 employees across Asia, Europe, South America and the U.S.

Greathouse has been involved in community service activities throughout his career. He was a long-serving Board Member for GE Aviation’s Community Service Fund and managed Mylan’s regional charitable contributions program. In 2013, Greathouse was a community campaign chairman for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties and served on its Board of Directors for nearly six years.

Greathouse currently leads all aspects of human resources strategies and programs to support the continued development of MVB Finacial’s growth-oriented culture, including Team member engagement and development, talent acquisition, performance management, compensation and benefits programs and organizational development activities.

David A. Jones
David A. Jones
Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer
David A. Jones
James Potasky
Senior Vice President, Audit
John T. Schirripa
John T. Schirripa
Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Lending Officer,
Regional President – West Virginia
John T. Schirripa
Lisa McCormick
Lisa McCormick
Corporate Secretary
Lisa McCormick

MVB FINANCIAL CORP. Board of Directors

David B. Alvarez
David B. Alvarez
Interim Chairman
David B. Alvarez

MVB Chair and Director. Mr. Alvarez is the owner and President of Energy Transportation, LLC ("ET"), which has grown to be a regional service provider for the natural gas industry. Under Mr. Alvarez's leadership, ET now offers EnviroTeam Services. These services include plant environmental waste stream and dike management, emergency spill response, drum service, etc. He was formerly owner and President of MEC Construction. He has been involved in the construction business throughout the North Eastern United States natural gas fields for more than 23 years. Mr. Alvarez is credited with founding several new companies that continue to benefit the economy of West Virginia and the surrounding states while providing employment for many West Virginians. Companies he has founded include Applied Construction Solutions, ET, and Blue Mountain Equipment Corporation. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is extremely involved in various professional, educational, and philanthropic activities throughout West Virginia, including serving on the Board of Governors of West Virginia University, where he serves as Vice President and is Chair of the Facilities and Finance Committee. He is a member of the Medbrook Children's Charity Board, the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation, and the Richmond Federal Industry Round Table.

Mr. Alvarez is currently the Chair of the MVB Board of Directors and serves on the Loan Approval Committee. He is also a Director of the MVB Mortgage Board and MVB Community Development Corporation Board.

James J. Cava Jr.
James J. Cava Jr.
James J. Cava Jr.

MVB Director. Managing Member – Cava & Banko, PLLC, Certified Public Accountants and CFO of Ryan Environmental, LLC and Ryan Environmental Transport, LLC. Mr. Cava has been involved in the West Virginia business community for more than 30 years. He is very knowledgeable about the economic activities in the MVB market area. Mr. Cava has founded several successful business organizations. He is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and The American University with a master’s degree in Taxation.

Mr. Cava is currently Chair of MVB's Audit/ERM Committee and serves on the ALCO, Finance, Human Resources and Compensation, Loan Approval, and Loan Review committees. He is also a Director of the MVB Mortgage Board.

Harry Edward Dean III
Harry Edward Dean III
Harry Edward Dean III

MVB Director. Mr. Dean is CEO of Potomac Mortgage Group, Inc. (dba MVB Mortgage), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MVB Bank that was acquired December 2012. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and pursued advanced degree work at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Mr. Dean currently serves on MVB's Loan Review Committee.

John W. Ebert
John W. Ebert
John W. Ebert

MVB Director. Mr. Ebert is President of J.W. Ebert Corporation, which owns 40 McDonald’s franchises in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Mr. Ebert has more than 29 years of retail experience. He is the former Chairman of McDonald’s East Division Profit Team representing 5,000 restaurants. He is the former President of the Pittsburgh Region’s McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. Mr. Ebert is a 1982 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant for a national accounting firm.

Mr. Ebert is currently Chair of MVB's Finance Committee and serves on the Audit/ERM and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. He is also a Director of MVB Community Development Corporation Board.

Daniel W. Holt
Daniel W. Holt
Daniel W. Holt

MVB Director. Mr. Holt is Co-Founder & CEO of BillGO, Inc. ("BillGO"), a bill payment engine that offers real-time payments, revenue, and automation to payment providers. Under his leadership, BillGO has become the top bill payments engine in the financial industry. After serving eight years in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Holt held several leadership positions in Silicon Valley. For eight years, his team at HEIT built the leading cloud services company for the financial industry. Upon its acquisition, Mr. Holt led CSI’s technology and services as President and General Manager. During his tenure, CSI became the largest secure banking cloud for community banks and credit unions. Mr. Holt has served on boards for Allied Payment Network, Dragnet Solutions, and Community Funded, and he mentors students in Colorado State University’s Entrepreneurship Program. He earned certifications as a Project Management Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and GIAC Systems and Network Auditor. He is also part of the Fed Secure Payments Task Force. Mr. Holt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Colorado State University.

Mr. Holt currently serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Information Technology Steering committees.

Gary A. LeDonne
Gary A. LeDonne
Gary A. LeDonne

MVB Director. Currently, Executive in Residence at the John Chambers College of Business & Economics of West Virginia University. Mr. LeDonne is a former Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, retiring in 2014 as East Central Region Tax Managing Partner. Throughout his career with Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. LeDonne served many banking, insurance, and capital market clients. He has an extensive background in strategy development, succession planning, and talent management. Mr. LeDonne received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fairmont State University and his Master of Professional Accountancy degree from West Virginia University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association. Mr. LeDonne currently serves as Chair of the Fairmont State University Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Visiting Committee of the John Chambers College of Business & Economics of West Virginia University.

Mr. LeDonne currently serves as Chair of MVB's Human Resources and Compensation Committee, as well as Chair of the MVB Community Development Corporation Board of Directors and MVB Community Development Partners, Inc. Board of Directors. He is also a member of MVB's Audit/ ERM, Finance, and ALCO committees and a Director of the MVB Mortgage Board. He was designated as an Audit Committee Financial Expert by the Board of Directors of MVB.

Larry F. Mazza
Larry F. Mazza
Larry F. Mazza

President & Chief Executive Officer of MVB Financial Corp. and Board Director for MVB and MVB Bank. Mr. Mazza joined MVB in 2005 and became Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2009. Mr. Mazza has 30 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Mazza worked for a national accounting firm, KPMG (or its predecessors) as a CPA with a focus on auditing, including audits of financial institutions. Prior to joining MVB in 2005, Mr. Mazza was Senior Vice President & Retail Banking Manager for BB&T Bank’s West Virginia North region. Mr. Mazza was employed by BB&T and its predecessors from 1986 to 2005. Prior thereto, Mr. Mazza was President of Empire National Bank, and he later served as Regional President of One Valley Bank.

Mr. Mazza is one of seven members of the West Virginia Board of Banking and Financial Institutions, which oversees the operation of financial institutions throughout West Virginia and advises the state Commissioner of Financial Institutions. Mr. Mazza is also an entrepreneur and is co-owner of nationally-recognized sports media business Football Talk, LLC, a pro football website and content provider for NBC SportsTalk. Mr. Mazza currently serves on the Board of Directors of PDC Energy, a Nasdaq listed company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with regional headquarters in North Central West Virginia. He also serves as a Director for Fintech startup BillGO, headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Mr. Mazza currently serves on the ALCO, Loan Approval, and Loan Review committees and is a Director of the MVB Insurance, MVB Mortgage, MVB Community Development Corporation, and MVB Community Development Partners, Inc. Boards. In 2017, he became a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Mazza is viewed as a visionary leader executing a business model that integrates the fintech industry with traditional banking.

Dr. Kelly R. Nelson
Dr. Kelly R. Nelson
Dr. Kelly R. Nelson

MVB Director. Dr. Nelson is Physician in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and is affiliated with numerous hospitals in the region, including United Hospital Center and West Virginia University Medicine. He was formerly Senior Vice President of MedExpress Urgent Care, and for the prior 27 years, the Medical Director for Medbrook Medical Associates. He is extremely active in community organizations and is currently President and Board member of the Medbrook Children’s Charity. He is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and the University of Alabama, School of Medicine, specializing in Family Medicine.

Dr. Nelson is currently Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Audit/ERM, Human Resources and Compensation and Loan Approval committees.

J. Christopher Pallotta
J. Christopher Pallotta
J. Christopher Pallotta

MVB Founding Director. Mr. Pallotta is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has been involved in the insurance and related securities businesses in the North Central West Virginia market area for more than 40 years. He is also the owner of other small businesses in the MVB market area. He is a lifelong resident of North Central West Virginia and is active in many community organizations.

Mr. Pallotta currently serves as Chair of MVB's ALCO Committee, Loan Approval Committee, and Loan Review Committee. He is a member of MVB's Finance Committee and IT Steering Committee and Director of the MVB Mortgage Board.

Cheryl Spielman
Cheryl Spielman
Cheryl Spielman A former partner for Ernst & Young, Cheryl Spielman is an experienced global human capital tax partner and consultant. She led high impact global human resources consulting teams to deliver client-focused global human resources and tax services. She has a strong background in human resources and tax risk management and employment related issues.

Spielman has been a personal consultant and advisor to CEOs in various industries, including financial services, consumer products and entertainment. She has a great deal of financial experience with an audit background. Upon retirement from Ernst & Young, she served on the Board of Directors of IPM, a privately held technology systems integration company, which sold in 2017. From 2017 to 2019, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of First Republic Bank, which is headquartered in California.

Spielman was a partner at Ernst & Young U.S., LLP from 1997-2015, where she led the Human Capital Financial Services practice. From 1989 to 1996, she was an executive with the firm. Previously, she was a tax professional at Arthur Young & Company. She is a trustee of the Cornell University Hillel Board and the Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County, a board member of the Koby Mandel Foundation and serves on the Board of Governors and is Vice President of the Polo Club of Boca Raton, Fla. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in 1980 from the University of Chicago. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. She resides in Delray Beach, Fla.
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