Like our products and services, the nD leadership team reflects our commitment to both financial and technological innovation. From respected banking veterans to pioneering enterprise technologists, our organization offers the depth of industry knowledge—both traditional and innovative—that our partners need to navigate the modern financial services landscape.


Robert B. Willumstad, Chairman, has over 35 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Presently, he serves as a Partner with Brysam Global Partners, a specialty private equity firm focused in financial services, which he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Willumstad previously served as the Chairman, and briefly as Chief Executive Officer, of American International Group until 2008. Prior to that, he held positions as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as a Director, at Citigroup. Mr. Willumstad also served for over 20 years with Chemical Bank in various capacities of operations, retail banking and computer systems.

Martha L. Long has served as nD bancgroup’s Chief Financial Officer since December 30, 2013 and Independence Bank’s Chief Financial Officer since 2012. She has over 31 years of experience in various senior financial officer roles. Prior to her work with Independence Bank, Ms. Long served in various accounting capacities, including most recently working for her own CPA firm from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President for AIMCO, a publicly held real estate investment trust from 1998 to 2009 in various financial capacities. She has also served as Senior Vice President and Controller for two SEC-registered companies, The First Savings Bank and Insignia Financial Group, Inc., an owner and operator of multi-family housing facilities. Ms. Long is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a degree in Accounting and is a certified public accountant in South Carolina.