Our Executive Management team brings together experienced bankers from large and smaller organizations all with the common desire of wanting to create the best banking experience for our clients and employees while making a significant contribution to our community.
David W. Pijor Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
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 President
Burwell has over 41 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to Joining First Virginia Community Bank in 2008 as its President and Vice Chairman, he was Senior Vice President, Senior Lender and Not for Profit Division Head at Commerce Bank in Fairfax Virginia.
Before Commerce Bank, Burwell led Provident Bank's efforts to expand its commercial banking presence in the Washington area. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cardinal Bank and Cardinal Financial Corporation and spent his first 25 years in commercial lending capacities with Crestar Bank (now SunTrust). While there, he ran the bank's commercial lending division in the Greater Washington region for over a decade. Additionally, he serves on a number of civic and charitable boards and is a Past Chairman of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Community College Education Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
He has a B.A. in political science from Randolph-Macon College.
Patricia A. 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.
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.
Jack Novak Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Jack has over 40 years of banking experience and first came to us in 2011 after 7 years at Millennium Bank, the last 2 1/2 years as it's CEO and President. Before that, he held key positions at Susquehanna Bank and Provident Bank, where for 10 years he served as Executive Vice President. Jack's experience covers every aspect of our industry—sales, marketing, branch administration, consumer and commercial lending, as well as operations and mortgage banking. He's held series 7 and 63 licenses for many years. He is a graduate of Maryland State and Baltimore leadership programs and is active in service organizations.
He has a B.S. from St Joseph's University and an MBA from Loyola College of MD.
Denise Calabrese Executive Vice President & Chief Retail Officer
Denise Calabrese is responsible for FVCbank’s Retail Administration, Consumer Lending, and Compliance areas of the bank.
Mrs. Calabrese has been with FVCbank since January 2011, when she was hired as Senior Vice President/Chief Retail Officer. Mrs. Calabrese most recently served as an Executive Officer of Community Bank of Northern Virginia (CBNV) for 13 years, up until the sale of the bank to Mercantile Bankshares Corporation in May 2005. Her responsibilities included overseeing Retail Branch Administration, Compliance, Human Resources, and Sales Departments. Prior to her employment with CBNV, Mrs. Calabrese spent 11 years with Dominion Bank of Greater Washington Region managing the Branch Administration, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and Compliance/CRA departments.
Ms. Calabrese has completed various AIB, VBA and professional courses during her banking career.
Bill 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.
Michael G. Nassy Senior 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.