On November 1, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, announced that Chris Calvert and Claire Harrison have been named market chairman and market president of Austin respectively.
Calvert has been with Texas Capital Bank for more than 20 years, most recently having served as region president of Austin since 2019. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and managed a commercial banking team focused on companies with annual sales between $10 million and $250 million. With his promotion to market chairman, he will retain his current responsibilities leading corporate and middle-market banking in Austin and will work with Harrison to provide an enhanced level of leadership and support to the team while delivering premier service to clients.
Calvert began his banking career with Security Pacific National Bank (Bank of America) in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Austin in 1987 and worked for First Republic Bank (Bank of America) in various lending officer roles in private banking, commercial real estate and commercial banking. In 1996, he joined Bank One’s (JP Morgan Chase) corporate and technology banking group, which focused on technology companies as well as private and publicly held middle-market companies. Calvert received his BA degree from the University of Colorado.
Since June, Harrison has served as senior vice president of corporate banking for Texas Capital Bank in its Dallas office. In her new role, she helps grow the bank’s corporate banking portfolio, covering companies with more than $250 million in revenue. As market president, she will act as a strategic advisor responsible for the development of new client opportunities and the bank’s overall growth within the market by focusing on collaboration across each line of business.
Previously, Harrison served as director/corporate banking at Regions Bank where she assisted with the buildout of the Texas corporate banking portfolio and expansion of the capital markets platform. Prior to Regions Bank, she served on Amegy Bank’s corporate banking team where she managed a loan portfolio of committed capital consisting of private equity investments and corporate clients. She also held various roles at Citi in the trading and sales division. Harrison received a BBA degree in finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. She is FINRA series 63 and 79 certified.
“Since joining the bank in June, Claire has proven to be an incredibly valuable member of the corporate banking team and I am confident she will be a great addition to our leadership team in Austin,” says Rob C. Holmes, president and CEO. “I am excited for her to work with Chris to increase our visibility and provide additional accountability in this prominent Texas market.”
Established in 1998, Texas Capital Bank operates 10 banking offices in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio regions.