American Bank of Dallas has appointed industry veterans Matt Lilly and Stephanie Martin to senior executive positions. Lilly has been named senior vice president of government-guaranteed lending with responsibility for leading and expanding the bank’s Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program, while Martin has been named senior vice president of retail banking with responsibility for enhancing sales and service for consumers and small businesses.
“Matt’s SBA lending expertise along with his data-driven approach fit perfectly with our American Bank model,” says Jeff Weaver, president and CEO. “Stephanie will bring additional focus on sales, service and operational excellence that will enhance the customer and employee experiences at the bank.”
Lilly joins American Bank with more than 15 years of experience in SBA lending, including as vice president with Midwest Regional Bank, national sales manager with Crossroads Small Business Solutions and as Western regional sales manager with PCFS Solutions, a leading financial software provider. He earned an undergraduate degree in business and finance at the University of North Texas.
Martin has a rich background in retail banking customer service and branch operations, most recently as a senior branch operating officer with Happy State Bank. She graduated cum laude from LeTourneau University with a bachelor’s degree in education.
“We are thrilled to continue to be able to attract top-level talent to our growing institution,” says Chirag Patel, chairman. “Matt and Stephanie will make an immediate impact on the performance and culture of the bank.”
Established in 1974, American Bank operates two locations in Dallas and Irving.