David B. Alvarez, Interim Chairman

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David B. Alvarez, a native West Virginian, is a recognized owner, business leader and established serial entrepreneur who remains very active in development, industry and community work. He is invested in multiple service-related companies, which have grown to be respected regional service providers for the natural gas industry.

He has been involved in the construction business throughout the Northeastern United States for more than 30 years. He has started and grown a number of successful companies that continue to benefit West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia.

Alvarez was instrumental in successfully growing MEC Construction, as a Hispanic/Latino family founded business, into a well-respected, minority owned company with a regional presence. Companies he has founded include Applied Construction Solutions, Energy Transportation, LLC, and Blue Mountain Equipment Corporation. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is actively engaged in various professional, educational and philanthropic activities throughout West Virginia and the region, including serving as Chairman of the West Virginia University Board of Governors. He is a member of the Richmond Federal Reserve Industry Round Table, the Medbrook Children’s Charity Board and past member of the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation.

In 2008, Alvarez was honored by the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation as a recipient of the Director’s Community Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the local community and of enduring contributions to the advancement of justice. He also received an Achievement Award from the Small Business Administration in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and the successful completion of the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program and was named Business Leader of the Year by the WV News in January 2021.

Alvarez is Chairman of the Board of Directors of MVB Financial Corp., MVB Bank, Inc., and MVB Insurance and serves as a director of the MVB Community Development Corporation and the Potomac Mortgage Group, Inc., boards of directors. He serves on the Compensation and the Loan Approval Committees of MVB Bank.

W. Marston “Marty” Becker

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Marty Becker is a seasoned executive with 35 years of experience including CEO and chairman leadership positions in insurance, reinsurance and insurance brokerage organizations in the U.S. and internationally, as well as insurance-related private equity, advisory and investment banking roles. Becker is immediate past Chairman of the Board of QBE Insurance Group (“QBE”), a top 15 global property and casualty insurer. He was appointed to the Board in 2013, became Chair in 2014 and served until March 2020. Mr. Becker served as President and CEO of Alterra Capital Holdings Limited (“Alterra”) and its predecessors from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Becker serves on a variety of corporate boards in the financial services, manufacturing and non-profit sectors: director of Axis Capital (NYSE: AXS), director of Encova Mutual Insurance in Columbus, Ohio; director of Amynta Group in New York City; director of Dorado Insurance in Hamilton, Bermuda; Advisory Board member of private equity funds American Securities, Cohesive Capital and Madison Dearborn Partners; director of The Mountain Companies of Parkersburg, West Virginia; member of the Board of Governors of West Virginia University; director of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce; current Chair of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

John W. Ebert

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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.

Dan Holt

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Holt is Co-Founder and CEO of BillGO, Inc. (“BillGO”) an award-winning real-time bill management and payments platform that serves more than 30 million consumers and thousands of financial institutions, fintechs, and billers. 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, 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, 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.

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. Holt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Colorado State University.

Gary A. LeDonne

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Gary A. LeDonne currently serves as Chair of MVB’s Finance, ALCO and Loan Review Committees, as well as Chair of the MVB Community Development Corporation Board of Directors and MVB Community Development Partners, Inc., Board of Directors and is a Director of the Potomac Mortgage Group, Inc., Board of Directors. He is a member of MVB’s Audit and Risk and Compliance Committees. He was designated as an Audit Committee Financial Expert by the Board of Directors of MVB.

LeDonne currently is Executive in Residence at the John Chambers College of Business & Economics at West Virginia University. He is a retired Partner with Ernst & Young, LLP, retiring in 2014 as East Central Region Tax Managing Partner. Throughout his career with Ernst & Young, LLP, LeDonne served many banking, insurance and capital market clients. He has an extensive background in strategy development, succession planning and talent management.

He received his B.S. 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. He serves as Past 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 at West Virginia University.

Larry F. Mazza

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A recognized banking and financial services executive, Larry F. Mazza embraces industry disruption caused by technology, seeks “blue ocean” opportunities and motivates others to think bigger and do bigger. A high-energy leader with an entrepreneurial mindset who believes fortune favors the bold, Mazza builds strong professional partnerships through his philosophy of love, trust and commitment.

Mazza’s expertise and enthusiasm in finance, startups, the growing payments industry, fast-changing technology and highly regulated industries like gaming, banking-as-a-service and cryptocurrency have made him a trusted partner and thought leader across the globe.

Mazza, 61, is Chief Executive Officer of MVB Financial Corp. and MVB Bank, Inc. He joined MVB in 2005 and became CEO in 2009. He has led MVB’s growth from a community bank with 35 employees to a NASDAQ-listed and Russell 2000 company with nearly 500 Team Members and Fintech clients from coast to coast, as well as in Israel and Europe. During Mazza’s time to date at MVB, total assets have grown to more than $2.4 billion. MVB’s model now goes beyond traditional banking and leverages the disruption occurring in the financial services industry to the benefit of shareholders and clients.

Through forward-thinking partnerships with companies like Credit Karma, MVB Bank has become one of the top 20 largest banks in the nation by volume of accounts. In 2021, Fortune named MVB as number 29 on its list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies; The Banker, a publication of the Financial Times, named MVB as Bank of the Year for the U.S.; and GonzoBanker recognized MVB as the “Bank That Gets Fintech.”

Mazza currently serves on MVB Bank’s ALCO, Loan Approval and Loan Review Committees. He is also a Director on each MVB subsidiary to include Chartwell Compliance, Paladin Fraud and Trabian Technology, Inc. In addition, he is the Executive Chairman of the MVB Edge Ventures, Inc., Board which oversees Flexia Payments, LLC; MVB Technology, Inc. (dba Grand); and Victor Technologies, Inc.

As an entrepreneur, Mazza is co-owner and business partner of the global sports media business venture Football Talk, LLC, and its nationally recognized and highly successful website ProFootballTalk.com, which is a key content provider for NBC Sports.

A civic-minded volunteer and business leader, Mazza serves as a Board member of public companies and non-profit organizations. Appointed by three different governors since 2010, Mazza continues to serve as a member of the West Virginia Board of Banking and Financial Institutions.

Mazza is a member of the Board of Directors for BillGO, a startup Fintech company based in Colorado. He is also a founding Board Member of Intercoastal Mortgage, LLC, one of the largest independent mortgage banks operating in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2020, he joined the Board of Kraken Financial, a special purpose depository institution based in Wyoming. Kraken Financial is the first bank chartered specifically for cryptocurrency. He is a Board member for Gen-Opp Fund, a hedge fund focused on finding generational opportunities in banking and Fintech for its investors.

From 2007 to 2019, Mazza served on PDC Energy’s Board, a NASDAQ-listed, Denver, Colorado, based mid-cap oil and gas Nasdaq-listed company where he served on the Compensation Committee, Chair of the Nomination & Governance Committee and was an Audit Committee member. In 2017, he became a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.

A West Virginia University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Mazza began his career as a Certified Public Accountant. He worked for KPMG as a CPA with a focus on auditing, including audits of financial institutions. Prior to joining MVB, Mazza was Senior Vice President & Retail Banking Manager for BB&T Bank’s West Virginia North region. His 20 years at BB&T (now Truist Bank), included serving as President of Empire National Bank and as Regional President of One Valley Bank.

Mazza resides in Dorado, Puerto Rico, with his wife Ann and family and supports a number of community and charitable organizations.

Dr. Kelly R. Nelson

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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.

Cheryl D. Spielman

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Cheryl Spielman is a retired Partner from Ernst & Young U.S., LLP, retiring in 2015, where she led various groups from 1997 to 2015, serving as Leader of Human Capital for Financial Services for her last eight years there. From 1989 to 1996, she was an executive with the firm. She 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 (FRC), which is headquartered in California. Previously, Spielman 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 and a board member of the Koby Mandel Foundation. Spielman also serves on the Board of Governors and is Vice President of the Polo Club of Boca Raton, Florida. 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.

Spielman is currently Chair of MVB's Audit Committee and serves on the Finance, Risk and Compliance and Loan Review Committees. She is also a director of the Chartwell Compliance and Trabian Technology boards of directors. She is designated as an Audit Committee Financial Expert by the MVB Board of Directors.

Lindsay Slader

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Lindsay Slader serves as the Managing Director of Gaming at GeoComply, a cybersecurity and fraud prevention firm delivering geolocation and user authentication technologies. She joined the company in its infancy in 2012 as its first employee. Beyond gaming, GeoComply provides solutions for streaming video broadcasters and the online banking, payments and cryptocurrency industries and serves an impressive list of global customers including Amazon Prime Video, BBC, Akamai, DraftKings, FanDuel and MGM. In her role, Slader leads GeoComply’s core business in online gaming and sports betting, including the gaming business’ product, marketing, revenue, regulatory compliance and operational verticals. Having worked in the internet gaming and digital services industries for 15 years, Slader is a recognized expert in her field, regularly speaking at industry conferences and as a weekly media contributor to both mainstream business and gaming industry publications. Over the last decade, Slader has provided expert witness testimony on regulatory compliance, geolocation technologies and her gaming industry expertise at several state and federal hearings. Prior to GeoComply, she spent five years specializing in regulatory compliance, gaming technology and business development at gaming compliance testing companies Gaming Laboratories International and Technical Systems Testing. Slader graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University and a certificate in European Strategic Policy from Science Po Lille.