Bio: Businessman Rokas Beresniovas

By Hope Katz Gibbs

Rokas Beresniovas is a DC business leader who serves as the vice president of Eagle Bank, and vice president of the Georgetown Business Association.

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania, he immigrated to the U.S. after graduating with a marketing degree from Kaunas College in 1999. He began his career in the retail food industry, working as southwest regional distribution manager with Whole Foods Market — in Dallas before being promoted to specialty operations manager in the Washington, DC, where he won two Regional Vice Presidential Award for Excellent — and at the largest DC stores in the CVS Caremark Corporation chain from 2004 to 2006.

His retail experience caught the attention of Bank of America, where he worked from 2006 to 2007, and won the National Award of Excellence for top performance for helping to guide his branch from a rank of 37th in the region to one of the company’s top three performers.

In August of 2007 Eagle Bank came calling and named Rokas a vice president. He oversees customer portfolios totaling more than $25 million and analyzes and processes loan requests up to $250,000. Last year, he helped grow bank deposits by $5 million and brought in new key relationships with entertainment professionals, politicians, and local schools and hospitals. Those successes helped him win the title of Business Development Champion for the DC market team.

Giving back is important to Rokas, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Georgetown Ministry Center, and is on the executive committee of the National Jewish Health Association where he does fundraising for the Kunsburg School, a program for children with chronic illness.

In 2004, he joined the Georgetown Business Association and in 2008 was named its vice president — a title he will hold until 2011. For more, visit http://rokas.us/.