Harmony Bank, Dallas’ Texas Brand Bank Close on Merger

by | May 16, 2023
Both banks will now operate under the Harmony Bank name. The new Harmony Bank has more than $700 million in assets with 11 banking centers in Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Kaufman and Navarro counties.
CrossFirst Bank Expands Texas Presence to Fort Worth, Names Market President
by | Apr 6, 2023

Kansas-based CrossFirst Bank is entering the Fort Worth market and has named veteran Fort Worth banker Cody Kiser as market president.

CrossFirst Bank is a subsidiary of CrossFirst Bankshares Inc....

Comerica Inc. Promotes Three Executives to Newly Established Positions
by | Jan 25, 2023

Dallas-based Comerica promoting three executives to newly established positions, effective Jan. 27.

Peter Sefzik, executive vice president, executive director of Commercial Bank, will assume the role of senior executive vice president and chief banking officer. Megan Crespi, EVP, chief enterprise technology and operations services officer, will become senior EVP, chief operating officer....

First Foundation Inc. Announces Leadership Moves at the Top
by | Nov 21, 2022

Dallas-based First Foundation Inc. announced Monday that Chief Executive Officer Scott F. Kavanaugh has been named president of First Foundation Inc. and First Foundation Bank.

First Foundation Inc. is a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank.

“Enhancing Scott’s position to include the role of President is the most suitable, long-term transition for the organization,” lead independent director Max Briggs said in a statement....


Dallas Entrepreneur Develops App To Help Laid Off Workers Connect with State Unemployment Agencies

by | Aug 3, 2020
After being laid off due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, John McCarley created Stay A-OK, a platform that helps people call state unemployment offices, banks, airlines, and telephone companies while saving time.
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North Texas De Novo TYME Bank Withdraws Application With the FDIC
by | Jul 28, 2020
One of just two de novo applications in Texas last year, the withdrawal is a casualty of “the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” But founders of the proposed locally owned community bank are looking at options to refile in the near future.
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DFW De Novo Bank Approval Still on Track: Execs Discuss COVID-19’s Industry Impact
by | Mar 23, 2020
Tyme Bank executives Joe Hansen and Ken Judd discuss how its de novo bank—the first in North Texas since 2009—could be part of the solution as small businesses eventually come back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DI People: Match Group, MoneyGram, AVIO Consulting, and Comerica Make Leadership Moves

by | Jan 28, 2020
In this weekly roundup of leadership and executive moves, you’ll also find news from PrimeLending, RealFoundations, Higginbotham, Ryan, Women’s Foodservice Forum, and more.
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It’s Tyme: Local Organizers Apply to Form a New Bank in Dallas
by | Jan 17, 2020
The de novo applications have been filed for the Farmers Branch-based community bank that its founders—who have, until recently, been operating in stealth—say will serve startups, enterprises, and regular folks who want a locally owned bank.
DI People: Kimberly-Clark Names New Chief Executive, Lifeblue Taps New CEO
by | Oct 23, 2018
Also, you’ll find leadership appointments and changes at Weitzman, J&S Audio Visual, Cicero Group, LiftFund's Dallas/Fort Worth Women’s Business Center and PlainsCapital Bank in this roundup of people news in North Texas.
Automated Bank: Do You Still Want a Live Teller?
by | Jan 6, 2017
When it comes to innovation and change, sometimes it can come too fast.