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Kenneth Dodds Joins Live Oak Bank’s Government Contracting Lending Team


WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Oak Bank announced today that Kenneth Dodds has joined the company as an industry expert for the government contracting lending team.

Dodds brings more than 20 years of extensive Small Business Administration (SBA) experience in government contracting policy, regulation and industry insight. Along with Live Oak industry expert Jackie Robinson-Burnett, Dodds joins the team to provide advisory services for those looking to buy or sell a government contracting business, as well as navigate the federal procurement process. 

Prior to joining Live Oak, Dodds served in several key positions at the SBA, including: Director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Liaison; Director of the Office Government Contracting; Senior Attorney for the Office of General Counsel; and Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General. He received a J.D. from the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and a B.S. in Political Science from James Madison University.

“Kenneth is an exceptional addition to our team and his perspective and insight will be extremely valuable to our customers,” said Patrick Kelley, general manager of government contracting at Live Oak Bank. “The federal contracting industry is incredibly complex. His depth of expertise is a key asset for customers looking for clear and knowledgeable guidance to successfully grow their business.”

Live Oak’s team of government contracting finance experts work in our nation’s capital and focus on business growth through contract mobilization, acquisition, working capital and other financing solutions. 

To learn more about Live Oak Bank’s government contract lending, visit

About Live Oak Bank
Live Oak Bank, a subsidiary of Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOB), is a digitally focused, FDIC-insured bank serving customers across the country. Live Oak brings efficiency and excellence to the banking process, without branches, by using a focused approach to technology and innovation. To learn more, visit

Claire Parker, Senior Public Relations Manager


Source: Live Oak Bancshares, Inc.