Larry F. Mazza

Larry F. Mazza, Chief Executive Officer & Director

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, 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.