Florida-based SouthState Corp. to Acquire McKinney-based Independent Bank Group

On May 20, SouthState Corp., the parent company of Winter Haven, Florida-based SouthState Bank NA, and Independent Bank Group Inc., the parent company of McKinney-based Independent Bank (dba Independent Financial), jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which SouthState will acquire Independent Bank Group in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately … Read more

Independent Financial Appoints Strodel Chief Banking Officer

On September 6, Independent Bank Group Inc., the holding company for McKinney-based Independent Financial, announced the appointment of Dan Strodel as executive vice president and chief banking officer. He will be responsible for key revenue-generating lines of business, including commercial, middle-market and specialty banking, treasury solutions, SBA, mortgage and private capital management. “Dan has been … Read more

Independent Financial Expands Austin Lending Team to Meet Growing Demand

McKinney-based Independent Financial is expanding its Austin market lending team at both its downtown and West Lake Hills locations to help meet growing demand. Scott Daniels has been promoted to senior vice president and will assist commercial loan customers, evaluate real estate and service credit loans. Rick Lindley also represents Independent Financial and both Laurie … Read more

Independent Bank Group Appoints Langdale Chief Financial Officer

On July 29, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Langdale as chief financial officer. He is replacing Michelle Hickox, who has served as CFO of Independent Bank Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Independent Bank, since 2012. She will remain employed in an advisory capacity to facilitate the transition until October 1. … Read more

Independent Financial Completes Phase Two of its McKinney Headquarters Campus

On July 19, Independent Financial announced the completion of phase two of its $150 million headquarters campus in McKinney, Texas, supporting the organization’s expanding workforce. The new six-story, 198,000-square-foot building more than doubles Independent Financial’s existing presence at McKinney Corporate Center Craig Ranch and allows the organization to consolidate its banking operations and technology teams. … Read more

Independent Financial Expanding Middle-Market Banking Teams in Texas and Colorado Markets

McKinney-based Independent Financial has added new associates to its middle-market banking team in both the Texas and Colorado markets. The new middle-market bankers are Christina “Crissy” Rivera, Jennifer Baggs Kamacioglu, Matthew Opheim and Jeff Gulczynski. Last year, the bank announced plans to double its growing middle-market portfolio over the next five years with a focus on … Read more

Independent Financial Returns as an Official Sponsor for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson

The AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Tournament returned to the city of McKinney May 9–15 with McKinney-based Independent Financial once again serving as the official bank sponsor of the PGA Tour event. As the official bank sponsor, Independent Financial is one of five companies designated as “Premier Partners” of the AT&T Byron Nelson. For the second year, … Read more

Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes, Independent Financial Opens New Denison Location

McKinney-based Independent Financial opened a new permanent Denison financial center in early January, replacing the former location that was among the buildings destroyed two years ago by the fire in historic downtown Denison. The new financial center is located at 900 S. U.S. Highway 75, just minutes from downtown. The branch opened on January 10, with … Read more

Independent Bank Group Appoints Langdale Executive Vice President/Corporate Development and Strategy

McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the parent company of Independent Financial, has promoted Paul B. Langdale to executive vice president/corporate development and strategy. He will be responsible for overseeing enterprise-wide strategic planning, identification and evaluation of prospective mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships/investments and investor relations. As a member of the company’s senior leadership, he will … Read more

Boone Joins Independent Financial as Head of Treasury Management

McKinney-based Independent Financial has named P. Norman Boone Jr. as head of treasury management. A certified treasury professional, he will manage a team of treasury management professionals and sales teams in both Texas and Colorado that manage, consult and sell treasury solutions to commercial customers. Boone will be responsible for sales, strategy and execution for … Read more