Blue Ridge Bank Hires Brown as Chief Operations and Technology Officer

Blue Ridge Bank, a subsidiary of Blue Ridge Bankshares, named Dean Brown chief operations and technology officer.

“Dean brings years of experience aligning business and technology strategies which we will certainly capitalize on. He’s a respected leader in the field of information technology, with much of his career rooted in the financial industry,” Billy Beale, CEO of Blue Ridge Bank, said

Brown joined Blue Ridge Bank with more than 30 years of experience building and managing enterprise-level information systems and operations. His most recent role was managing partner with a professional services company, providing interim and fractional C-suite executive services focused on digital transformation and cybersecurity management. Prior to that he oversaw enterprise operations and information technology functions to help grow a local regional bank from $6 billion to $20 billion over seven years.

“I am thrilled to embark on this incredible journey with Blue Ridge Bank and to be working with Billy again,” Brown said. “I look forward to helping grow the bank and taking us to the next level, leveraging cutting-edge technologies and operational efficiency to empower our customers, fortify our market presence and expand our services to new horizons.”

Brown will be located in Blue Ridge Bank’s commercial headquarters in Richmond, VA.

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