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ODNB Hires Vishal Gandhi to Expand Government Contracting Group

05 April 2019

TYSONS CORNER, Va., April 5, 2019—Old Dominion National Bank today announced the appointment of Vishal Gandhi to serve as a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender within the community bank’s growing government contracting and technology banking group.

Gandhi, who is based in Old Dominion’s executive offices in Tysons Corner, is responsible for serving government contractor and other commercial clients.

“Old Dominion is on a mission to become the premier community bank in our markets – and we know the key to achieving that goal is recruiting exceptional bankers like Vishal,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Merrill.  “Through our experienced and dedicated team, we are serving a steadily growing number of businesses in specialized industries, including government contractors throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.”

Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Kevin D. Albrigo added, “Vishal has developed strong relationships with businesses throughout Northern Virginia, and he brings a deep understanding of the unique markets and industries we serve.  We are very pleased to welcome him to the Old Dominion team.”

“Vishal is a great addition at the right time as our bank continues to grow and service the government contracting industry. Together, we bring over 35 years of experience in serving government contracting clients in the Washington D.C. metro area,” said Executive Vice President Sushil Clarence, who leads the Government and Technology Banking Group.

Prior to joining Old Dominion, Gandhi had spent six years with Freedom Bank of Virginia, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Team Leader for the Bank’s Government Contractor Division.  From 2008 to 2012, he served as a Business Banker at First Citizens Bank.  Gandhi began his financial services career in 2006 at Wachovia.

Gandhi earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance and International Business from The George Washington University and holds the Series 79 Investment Banking license. He lives in Arlington with his wife and daughter.  Gandhi is active in the community through participation in various business chambers and other networking and charitable events.