MVB Bank Launches Wealth Management Solutions Unit

Led by Investment Advisor Representative and Banking Veteran Samuel A. Guarascio

Mar 08, 2012, 10:00 ET from MVB Financial Corp.

FAIRMONT, W.Va., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MVB Bank, Inc. today announced the launch of MVB Wealth Management Solutions (WMS), a dedicated professional team offering one-on-one financial planning to existing and new MVB clients with wealth analysis planning, asset management, individual and group insurance, retirement services, estate planning, bonds, annuities and charitable trusts. This new service is an outgrowth of MVB Bank's expanding community banking client base and demand for wealth management and investment advisory consulting in the West Virginia market. 

In addition to MVB's quality bank products and services, the professionals of Wealth Management Solutions will offer a wide variety of investment services through Raymond James Financial Services, a highly trusted national financial advisory firm focused on investment and financial planning, including asset management.  MVB's Wealth Management Solutions advisors provide a comprehensive approach that integrates financial planning, portfolio management and other investment instruments.

Overseeing the management of WMS is veteran investment advisor representative and banking executive Samuel A. Guarascio who has been named Vice President, Wealth Management Solutions for MVB Bank, Inc., and a Financial Advisor with Raymond James Financial Services.  During the past three decades, Mr. Guarascio has brought his extensive experience in financial services, investment and other wealth management solutions to individuals, families and businesses. He is a West Virginia native.  

"We're thrilled to have Sam Guarascio lead this effort," said Larry Mazza, CEO of MVB Financial Corp. "MVB is well positioned to have our experienced advisors deliver these wealth management services to both existing and new clients seeking a long-term financial management relationship. We are also welcoming Debbie Jaggie, a registered administrative assistant in wealth management, who will also assist in the delivery of these services. Our personalized wealth management process focuses on improving the quality of life for high net worth individuals, owners of small businesses and families by optimizing portfolio management and the taxable disposition of each client," added Mazza.

"The combination of the best community banking and financial advisory support of a national firm like Raymond James, brings together a one-stop shop for a wide range of financial needs for West Virginians desiring to better understand their financial management options and find the best solutions for them," said Vice President Sam Guarascio.  "Our goal is to effectively guide clients through the maze of existing financial products and services, assist in creating or clarifying short- and long- term financial objectives and then design the best customized plan for managing their money based on personal financial strategies," added Guarascio.

About MVB Financial Corp.

MVB Bank, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MVB Financial Corp. (OTC: MVBF), with locations in Marion, Monongalia and Harrison counties in North Central West Virginia, and Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. For additional information visit MVB's investor relations webpage at

MVB Bank, Inc., Larry Mazza and MVB Wealth Management Solutions are not affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services.  Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC, and are: not deposits, not insured by FDIC or any other governmental agency, not guaranteed by MVB Bank, Inc. and are subject to risk and may lose value.  

SOURCE MVB Financial Corp.