Chairman & CEO
Mark S. Merrill joined Old Dominion National Bank as Executive Vice President in December 2015, bringing 16 years of banking and financial services experience in the Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland markets. In June, 2016, Mark was promoted to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, and then in July 2019 to Chairman & CEO.
Mark is a thought leader and motivated team player with professional experience that includes being a seasoned executive leader in community banking at a high-performing and the fastest-growing startup bank (Tower Bancorp, Inc. and Graystone Bank) in Pennsylvania history, an executive leader at two of the largest community banks headquartered in the D.C. Metro Area (EagleBank and Virginia Commerce Bank), a founder of a technology and social good startup, and a C.P.A. and Financial Services advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest professional services firm in the world.
Mark has led corporate strategic initiatives side-by-side with the President and CEO, and Board of Directors of three multi-billion dollar community banks from 2006 to 2014. His areas of focus include: leadership development, servant leadership, strategic alignment, workplace culture, recruitment, build and retain high-performing teams, capital markets (private placement common equity and debt offerings, initial public offerings and related NASDAQ listing, and publicly issued common equity), core business expansion with profitable growth (regional alignment, strategic deployment of capital, and profitability measurement), mergers and acquisitions, finance, accounting, tax, treasury, asset-liability and risk management functions, investment securities portfolio management, and shareholder relations.