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For Immediate Release — October 22, 2015
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — FVCbank Senior Vice President and Regional Lending Executive Christopher O. Turley was named Banker of the Year by SmartCEO at the business magazine’s Washington Money Manager Awards ceremony Oct. 19 at the Bethesda Marriott.
Turley focuses on the bank’s commercial and industrial portfolio, including government contractors, to help provide them with financial solutions to improve their cash flow, finance their major capital expenditures, and provide merger and acquisition funding.
“I strive to be a value-added partner for my clients and a confidant who knows and understands their business model, goals, and their specific strengths and weaknesses,” Turley said. “Understanding my clients at this level allows me to provide effective financing and structure in a timely fashion.”
Turley’s 10 years of banking experience includes working for large financial institutions and local community banks. But his decision to become a banker was decided for him when the 2007 recession hit the construction industry, and he was laid off from his job as a production supervisor for a homebuilder. Turley got his start in banking, serving as a credit analyst at Chevy Chase Bank. “Those who know me — especially my father — say I was born to become a banker,” Turley said.
“Christopher Turley exemplifies FVCbank’s commitment to forming trusted relationships with our customers that serve them and the bank well,” said David W. Pijor, FVCbank chairman, president and CEO. “We are honored SmartCEO recognized his work for FVCbank.”
SmartCEO’s Money Manager Awards program honors bankers, wealth managers and investors who have demonstrated unrivaled commitment to their clients, serve as trusted financial partners and represent the best and brightest in the region. More than 200 business executives attended the awards ceremony. Washington SmartCEO magazine profiled the finalists and winners in the September/October issue. Turley was selected as a winner from among nine finalists for the Money Manager Banking award by a panel of local business executives.
“I am very humbled and honored to have been nominated and to have received this award and recognition,” Turley said. “To know that a committee of my peers, who themselves are experts in my industry, selected me amongst a group of very talented professionals for this recognition is truly an achievement.”
“The financial landscape is ever-changing. Whether you are growing a business or are managing a personal portfolio, having a trusted financial advisor could make all the difference,” said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events, which organized the awards. “That’s why we’re recognizing the region’s top money managers. These dedicated men and women commit themselves to helping businesses and individuals build stronger financial futures.”