Larry F. Mazza

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Larry F. Mazza, Chief Executive Officer of MVBF and MVB Bank and Director

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

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

Mr. Mazza joined MVB in 2005 and became CEO in 2009. Under his leadership, MVB has grown 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 internationally. During Mr. Mazza’s time to date at MVB, total assets have grown to more than $3.4 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.

In his MVB Financial Director role, Mr. Mazza serves on MVB Bank’s ALCO, Loan Approval and Loan Review Committees. He is also a Director for Boards for two MVB subsidiaries: Paladin Fraud and Trabian Technology, Inc.

As an entrepreneur, Mr. 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, Mr. Mazza serves as a Board member of public companies and non-profit organizations. Appointed by three different governors since 2010, Mr. Mazza continues to serve as a member of the West Virginia Board of Banking and Financial Institutions.

Mr. Mazza is currently a member of the Board of Directors for BillGO, a 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. He is also 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. From 2020 to 2023, he served on the Board of Kraken Financial, a special purpose depository institution based in Wyoming. 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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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.

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

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