Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank has hired Mitchell Schulman, Stephen Alaniz and Alexis Durham for the company’s Memorial Banking Center team in Houston.
“Mitchell, Stephen and Alexis have a proven history of building relationships and earning trust through hard work and personalized service,” says Jody Proler, regional chief operating officer. “Their combined experience and alignment with our core values make them a great fit with our culture.”
Schulman joins Origin Bank as executive vice president/commercial relationship manager. With more than 38 years of experience in the financial services industry, he specializes in businesses and real estate lending. Schulman holds an MBA degree in finance and management from Baylor University and a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a concentration in accounting and economics from Austin College.
Alaniz serves as senior vice president/commercial relationship banker III at Origin Bank. He has more than 28 years of experience in banking, specializing in real estate lending and community banking. In his new position, he generates and maintains loan and deposit portfolios while also underwriting and analyzing the credit worthiness of potential clients. Alaniz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas–Austin and sits on the finance committee of Grace Fellowship Church.
Durham joins OriginBank as an executive lending assistant. She has more than 24 years of experience in financial services and specializes in business and commercial real estate lending. In her new role, Durham will use her expertise to assist clients throughout the loan approval and closing process and will provide general oversight and maintenance on lending products.
Established in 1912, Origin Bank operates more than 40 banking centers located from Dallas/Fort Worth across North Louisiana to Central Mississippi, as well as in Houston.