On April 19, Dallas-based Triumph Bancorp Inc. announced a strategic executive management reorganization to optimize its organizational structure and align more closely with its future growth priorities. Under the reorganization:
- Ed Schreyer has been named chief operating officer of Triumph Bancorp and its primary operating subsidiary, TBK Bank SSB;
- Gail Lehmann has been named chief regulatory and governance officer of Triumph Bancorp and TBK Bank;
- Todd Ritterbusch has been named president of TBK Bank; and
- Melissa Forman has been named president of TriumphPay, a division of TBK Bank.
In addition to Brad Voss, chief financial officer of Triumph Bancorp, and Geoff Brenner, CEO of Triumph Business Capital, Schreyer, Lehmann, Ritterbusch and Forman will report to Aaron P. Graft, CEO of Triumph Bancorp and TBK Bank.
“Triumph’s vision is to do something truly unique and valuable in financial services,” Graft says. “We have seen significant growth as an organization over the past few years and added executive leadership in key positions within our organization. Now is the time to strategically position our business and our leadership team for the future.”
Schreyer came to Triumph with more than 30 years of operational and leadership expertise, including experience serving as chief operating officer of the Americas Advisory business of CBRE Group Inc.. He joined Triumph in early 2021 as the chief operating officer of TriumphPay and took on additional responsibilities as the division’s president in September. “Since joining Triumph, Ed has quickly developed significant subject matter expertise across Triumph’s business lines,” Graft notes. “The combination of his operational, leadership and subject matter expertise has already created substantial value for Triumph. As the chief operating officer for the enterprise, Ed will be a tremendous asset as we manage our growth, scale operations and execute Triumph’s strategic plan.”
The following members of Triumph Bancorp’s executive leadership team will now report to Schreyer: Adam Nelson, general counsel; Alan Nykiel, chief marketing officer; Erik Bahr, chief revenue officer; Matt Levy, president, TriumphX; Renee Galitis, chief information officer; and Steve Grossi, chief human resources officer.
Lehmann joined Triumph Bancorp in 2010 with the acquisition of Equity Bank. Most recently, she served as the executive vice president and secretary of Triumph Bancorp and executive vice president, chief operating officer and secretary of TBK Bank. “Throughout her time with Triumph, Gail has been instrumental in building a solid foundation for retail, information technology and operations,” Graft says. “In the role of executive vice president/chief regulatory and governance officer, Gail will sharpen her focus on oversight of the critical areas of enterprise risk management, regulatory relations and corporate governance for the enterprise.”
Ritterbusch joined TBK Bank as chief lending officer in 2019 with more than 20 years of banking experience. In October 2021, he took on additional responsibilities overseeing the bank’s retail and treasury management teams. “Todd has taken significant steps in bringing the bank’s retail, treasury management and lending teams into greater alignment and has improved the bank’s efficiency, credit quality and deposit growth,” Graft observes. “He brings a tremendous amount of expertise and a deep understanding of how TBK Bank fits into the overall strategic direction of our enterprise focus on payments, factoring and banking.”
Forman has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry. She joined TriumphPay in 2019 and has served in various roles, including chief operating officer and chief strategy officer. “Melissa has been a key member of the TriumphPay senior leadership team, playing a critical role in its momentum and success,” Graft says. “Her deep industry knowledge and technical acumen have been invaluable as we’ve built the freight industry’s first and only payments network. I am excited to see her lead TriumphPay as we execute our roadmap to solidify our position as the transformational payments platform for brokers, factors, carriers and shippers.”
Established in 1981, TBK Bank operates 65 branches in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and New Mexico.