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Officers & Directors

Executive Management

David W. Pijor
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President

David is the founding force and lead organizer of FVCbank. His leadership accounts for one of the fastest initial capitalization raises in the history of Virginia banks. Prior to FVCbank's inception in 2007, he was the lead organizer of James Monroe Bank. Along with its President and serving as its Chairman of the Board and General Counsel, he guided the meteoric growth of that organization over an 8 year period. The initial shareholders enjoyed a 10 times return in their assets over that span. David was a practicing attorney in Fairfax, Virginia with over 30 years experience in business law and transactions with an emphasis on taxation.

He's a graduate of the University of Michigan, earning a B.A. (with honors) and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law.

William G. Byers
Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer

Since joining the FVCbank team last year, Bill has rapidly established himself as the leader of our commercial group.

Before that, he served as Senior Vice President and Community Executive for the Ashburn/Reston area for Middleburg bank. A banker with 15 years of experience, he’s worked with Wachovia and BB&T in commercial real estate finance. He serves on the board of the Loudoun County Industrial Development Authority and was the former Chairman of the greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. Bill is an avid bicycle racer and has devoted his energies to charitable foundations associated with the sport.

He earned an M.S. in Business Administration with honors and holds a B.A. in political science from Penn State.

B. Todd Dempsey
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Todd has established our bank's lending and credit policies for start-up organizations, a key factor in the growth of the FVCbank's significant loan portfolio, all the while maintaining a high level of asset quality through the recent flat economy. A banker with 34 years of experience, he was Senior Vice President for United Bank of Vienna Virginia where he re-organized and supervised the business-lending group. Before that, he held several vice president positions with various banks such as The Business Bank, Meritor, and Heritage Bank going back to the mid-1980s. Todd is active in many community service organizations, and coaches baseball, basketball and soccer.

He holds a B.S. from George Mason University, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia's Virginia Banker's School of Bank Management.

Patricia Ann Ferrick
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Before coming to FVCbank in 2007, Patricia was Chief Financial Officer for Potomac Bank of Virginia since 2005, taking it through its sale to Sandy Spring Bank. She also had been CFO for Southern Financial Bank until its sale to Provident Bank and then Senior Vice President for Provident for the year following the merger. She began her career as a CPA working as a bank auditor for KPMG and then a comptroller for various community banks, among them NVR Savings, First Commonwealth (both acquired), and National Cooperative Bank. Patricia's management skills in the particularly challenging area of mergers and acquisitions have made her an invaluable member of our team and we count on the expertise that she has earned.

She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech and has been a licensed CPA since 1989.

Michael G. Nassy
Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Mike has served in various capacities within the Commercial Lending and Real Estate sectors and has over 13 years of experience. His responsibility is to ensure the soundness of our existing loan portfolio while supporting managed growth. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Lending Officer with City First Bank of DC and Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer for National Cooperative Bank, FSB. He is very active in his community and sits on several boards and committees for institutions such as N Street Village, Howard University and Volunteers of America Chesapeake. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Howard University on the subjects of business and finance.

He holds a B.S. in management from St. John's University.

Board of Directors

David W. Pijor
Chairman

David is the founding force and lead organizer of FVCbank. His leadership accounts for one of the fastest initial capitalization raises in the history of Virginia banks. Prior to FVCbank's inception in 2007, he was the lead organizer of James Monroe Bank. Along with its President and serving as its Chairman of the Board and General Counsel, he guided the meteoric growth of that organization over an 8 year period. The initial shareholders enjoyed a 10 times return in their assets over that span. David was a practicing attorney in Fairfax, Virginia with over 30 years experience in business law and transactions with an emphasis on taxation.

He's a graduate of the University of Michigan, earning a B.A. (with honors) and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law.

L. Burwell Gunn Jr.
Vice Chairman

Burwell is the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and also served as President and Chief Operations Officer from 2008 through 2013. Prior to joining the Bank, he was Senior Vice President, Senior Lender and Not for Profit Division Head, Commerce Bank, 2005-2008; and Managing Director for Provident Bank for Metro Washington and Richmond from 2002-2005. Mr. Gunn founded Cardinal Financial Corporation, a publicly traded community banking entity located in Fairfax, Virginia and held various senior commercial lending positions prior to that. Mr. Gunn has over 41 years of banking experience.

Scott D. Laughlin

Scott is an entrepreneur and venture investor who has participated in several notable emerging technology company successes, including LinkExchange, Zappos.com, Xythos Software and TellMe Networks. His career includes time as an executive with International Data Group and Microsoft, a Partner at IDG Ventures, the Director of the University of Maryland’s VentureAccelerator program. Currently, Mr. Laughlin serves on the board of Gaithersburg-based Lurn, Inc., an Inc. 500-ranked on-line learning company, and Arlington-based LMO Advertising, the largest independent advertising agency in the Washington, DC metro area. In November 2007, Mr. Laughlin assumed the position of CEO and Director of Zymetis, Inc., an investor-backed biotechnology company developing processes for the biofuels industry. Zymetis was acquired by AE Biofuels (AEBF) in July 2011. In addition to business activities, Mr. Laughlin is engaged in a range of philanthropic activities. Among other activities, he co-founded For All Our Good, a 501(c)(3) foundation that invests in novel strategies for children’s welfare. Mr. Laughlin is a graduate of Princeton University.

Thomas L. Patterson

Tom is an investor and retired attorney residing in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Mr. Patterson had practiced commercial and real estate law and general business law in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia for over 30 years. He graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University, and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Patterson was an Organizing Director, Board Member and Member of the Audit Committee of James Monroe Bank from 1998 until its sale to Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in 2006. Mr. Patterson is the Vice President of Friendship Place, a nonprofit organization providing a continuum of homeless services within the District of Columbia.

Devin A. Satz

Devin was the founder, and until its sale to IMS Health Incorporated in 2005, the President and Chief Executive Officer, of Synchronous Knowledge, Inc., a health service research company analyzing electronic medical records for, among other clients, the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1999 as Chief, Managed Health Care Programs for the Surgeon General’s Office, where he led the effort to improve the business and medical practices in 15 medical treatment facilities. Among Mr. Satz’s academic achievements are degrees in biology and electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University.

Lawrence W. Schwartz

Larry is a certified public accountant and is a partner with PBMares, LLP, a regional accounting and business advisory firm. Mr. Schwartz has served as an adjunct professor of accountancy at The George Washington University since 1997. Mr. Schwartz was a founder and served on the Board of BankAnnapolis in Annapolis, Maryland from its inception in 1988 until its sale in April of 2013.

Sidney G. Simmonds

Mr. Simmonds is a Certified Public Accountant and President of Simmonds & Klima, Ltd. in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in tax and accounting services to individuals, estates and trusts. He holds an M.S. and B.S. Accounting from the University of Virginia. Mr. Simmonds currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Virginia Hospital Center Health Care System, chairs its Compliance Committee and serves on its Finance Committee. He was Chairman of 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia when FVCbank acquired it in October 2012. He was a Director and Secretary of 1st Service Bank, where he served on the Bank’s Executive and Compensation Committees and chaired the Audit, Budget and Strategic Planning Committees. He was also a Director of the Bank of Northern Virginia and member of its Loan Committee.

Daniel M. Testa

Daniel the owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of TCI, a leading full service voice and data systems integration company, serving the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 1980. TCI integrates business communications systems with data networks. Mr. Testa has an extensive background in business planning, market research, personnel and production management, purchasing, operations and finance. Mr. Testa graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Mr. Testa participates in many professional and business organizations as well as charitable activities, with his main focus on the American Heart Association.

Phillip R. Wills III

Trey is the third generation of the Wills family to be involved in real estate development in the metro Washington area. With his brother Timothy Wills, he manages the assets of the Wills family corporation, which include Potomac Land Management, Potomac Property Management and Real Estate Consulting Services. Focusing on identifying and acquiring high quality rental projects for conversions to condominiums, Potomac Land Management has become one of the largest condominium developers in Fairfax County. Their other activities include the development of a 400-lot golf course community and the construction of self-storage facilities. Also, Mr. Wills and his brother co-founded Church Investments and Consolidated Green Services, which provides customers with environmentally sensitive waste solutions. Mr. Wills is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

Morton A. Bender
Patricia Ann Ferrick

Before coming to FVCbank in 2007, Patricia was Chief Financial Officer for Potomac Bank of Virginia since 2005, taking it through its sale to Sandy Spring Bank. She also had been CFO for Southern Financial Bank until its sale to Provident Bank and then Senior Vice President for Provident for the year following the merger. She began her career as a CPA working as a bank auditor for KPMG and then a comptroller for various community banks, among them NVR Savings, First Commonwealth (both acquired), and National Cooperative Bank. Patricia's management skills in the particularly challenging area of mergers and acquisitions have made her an invaluable member of our team and we count on the expertise that she has earned.

She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech and has been a licensed CPA since 1989.

Steven M. Wiltse