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Michael Clarke

Michael W. Clarke

CEO, Access National Bank

Mr. Clarke is President, CEO of Access National Bank, a business bank that provides credit, treasury services and wealth advisory to businesses of $1 – 100 million in revenue.  The largest client segment is government service contractors. 


Mike assembled the business plan and organized investors to start the bank in 1999.  He spearheaded multiple capital offerings and provided shareholder liquidity through a NASDAQ Global Market (ANCX) listing in 2004 for the company that now boasts a market capitalization in excess of $200 million.


Under his leadership, the company has grown assets to $1.3 billion, revenue over $100 million and employment over 300.  The company has an outstanding track record of consistent profitability through prosperous and strained economic periods.   The American Banker has repeatedly ranked the company among the top 25 performing Community Banks in the U.S.


Mike has engineered and supplied hundreds of millions of dollars in capital for small and mid-sized businesses for over 25-years.  Prior to organizing Access, he was EVP and Chief Credit Officer of United Bank.  He began his career at Crestar Bank upon graduation from Virginia Tech in Finance and Marketing.


Mike is active in a variety of community and business organizations.  Roles have included:  Virginia Tech Foundation Board of Directors; Advisory Board of Salem Halifax Capital Partners; Chairman, Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce; Founding Member & Chair of the IncSpire Business Incubator; Chair of the Finance Advisory Board at Virginia Tech; Chair & Treasurer of the Adult Community Education Foundation; and a Member of The Pamplin College of Business Advisory Council.