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

Bowden and Gerdes Join Bank of Texas’ Fort Worth Corporate Banking Team

Bank of Texas, part of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Corp., has expanded its Fort Worth corporate banking team with the addition of Bryson Bowden and John Gerdes. Bowden joins as team lead of the corporate banking team and Gerdes as relationship manager, both reporting to Fort Worth Region CEO Mark Nurdin. The corporate banking team … Read more

Louisiana-based Origin Bank Hires Theriot and Whitmire to Join Dallas Mortgage Team

Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank has announced that GP Theriot IV and Adam Whitmire have joined the company’s home lending team in North Texas. They are both officed at the bank’s Dallas financial center located at 3838 Oak Lawn Ave. in Dallas. Theriot joins Origin Bank as a senior mortgage loan officer and sales manager. With … Read more

SouthWest Bank Taps Webb and Browning for New Oil and Gas Department

Odessa-based SouthWest Bank has announced the creation of its new oil and gas department and the appointment of two new employees—Richard Davis Browning II and Wes Webb—as the bank looks to provide specific support to a major industry in the region. Webb has been hired to serve as senior vice president/commercial lender. He has more … Read more

First State Bank Abilene Welcomes Donathan, Curry and Duncan

First State Bank Abilene recently added new officers to the senior management team. The announcement was made by Stan Pinkham, CEO. Lance Donathan has joined the bank as president and a member of the board of directors. He is a veteran West Texas banker, having served most recently as president of American Momentum Bank in … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Taps Ugalde, Sadeghpour and Wheeler for Houston Commercial Lending

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently welcomed Philip Ugalde, Jasmine Sadeghpour and Daniel Wheeler as senior vice presidents and senior commercial loan officers for its Houston market. Ugalde and Sadeghpour will serve clients from PlainsCapital’s office at 2925 Richmond Ave. while Wheeler office out of The Woodlands location at 1699 Research Forest Dr. In his new role, … Read more

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth Welcomes Hampton and Woodring

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth has announced two new hires. Robert (Bob) Hampton has joined the bank to serve as executive vice president/chief credit officer. He has been in banking for more than 25 years and previously served as a bank examiner for the Texas Department of Banking for 11 years. Hampton … Read more

Austin Bank Taps Gilland and Crow to Lead Montgomery Team

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the hiring of Leigh Gilland and Jed Crow for its new Montgomery branch. Scheduled to open in June, Montgomery will be Austin Bank’s 36th location and further expand its Southeast Texas service area. “Expanding into Montgomery is a natural progression for Austin Bank,” Austin says, … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Expands Houston Banking Team

Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank, which specializes in providing depository and credit services to small to mid-sized businesses, has appointed William Ray Jr. as executive vice president/managing director for middle-market banking, Brent Reed as executive vice president/director of commercial real estate and Will Richardson as executive vice president/private banking. All three are joining from Bank of … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust Hires Kidd, Stennis and Thomas

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust recently welcomed three new bankers to its team. Natalie J. Kidd has been hired to serve as senior vice president/commercial lender at the Bryan location. She joins the bank with 14 years of experience, having previously worked for Guaranty Bank & Trust from February 2016 to January 2017. She … Read more